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Archdiocese of Chicago Releases Decades of Clerical Abuse Documents

Travis Cornejo | November 6, 2014 2:30 pm

On Thursday morning, the Archdiocese of Chicago released approximately 15,000 pages of documents related to 36 Archdiocesan priests with substantiated allegations of sexual misconduct with minors. Watch Brandis Friedman's web extra interviews below.

 


Chicago Archdiocese releases files on 36 abusive priests

CHICAGO Thu Nov 6, 2014 11:35am EST

(Reuters) - The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chicago released on Thursday internal files of 36 priests who church officials found had sexually abused children.


College student speaks out for the first time ...

College student speaks out for the first time about being sexually abused by female gym teacher at Catholic high school


Gozo Bishop slams delay in Church abuse probe

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 07:27

It is “unacceptable” for the Church to take eight years to investigate allegations of priestly abuse, Gozo Bishop Mario Grech said.


Clergy Abuse Victims Urged To Come Forward

By Rebekah Rae. CREATED Nov 2, 2014

 OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) A former pastor who served at an Omaha church is accused of sexually abusing a minor.  Two years after his death, the church announced a priest thousands trusted is accused of sex crimes.


Jehovah's Witnesses Ordered to Pay $13.5M to Bible Teacher's Alleged Victim

NBC San Diego

Friday, Oct 31, 2014 • Updated at 8:07 AM PDT


Judge denies request to seal depositions of Catholic priests

Posted: Oct 30, 2014 7:18 PM CDT

By Krista Corrigan

ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC)-- On Thursday afternoon, an Olmsted County District Court judge denied a request to seal the depositions of three Catholic priests. These priests potentially had knowledge of a former Rochester Boy Scout Leader sexually abusing children.


Documents contradict Nienstedt testimony on priest's sexual assault

Archbishop John Nienstedt gave a false statement under oath about his knowledge of a priest's criminal conviction for sexually assaulting a child, letters obtained by MPR News show.  


NEW INFORMATION: Fmr. youth pastor among suspects in child sex trafficking, exploitation case

By Mike Lopez and Jenny You

October 20, 2014

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- Nine arrests have been made in connection to child sex crimes in the Chippewa Valley, and investigators say one of the suspects is a former youth pastor at an Eau Claire church.


Kansas City diocese agrees to settle 30 lawsuits for $10 million

By Judy L. Thomas of the Kansas City Star

October 14, 2014

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph on Tuesday agreed to pay nearly $10 million to settle 30 lawsuits that alleged sexual abuse by priests.

That action came on the eve of jury deliberations after an 11-day trial in a case filed by a former altar boy.


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