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Priest who spent time in S.A. archdiocese accused of abuse

A visiting priest from Mexico — who spent time in the San Antonio archdiocese and is believed to have died in the 1980s — molested four Washington state boys in the early 1970s, Catholic officials there say.


Abuse victims face litany of problems, inquiry told

A Victorian parliamentary inquiry has been told victims of child sexual abuse face a litany of difficulties reporting and settling their complaints.


Sex abuse lawsuit brought against Moose CEO

A South Carolina-based doctor announced Thursday allegations of childhood sexual abuse and a lawsuit against the head of Moose International.


Priest’s sex talk distressing, trial told

A former student at St. Joseph’s Catholic School testified he emailed Father Phil Jacobs in 2002 asking for an explanation after Victoria media reported allegations that Jacobs had sexually abused teenage boys in the U.S.


Pastor accused of molestation, sought by police

Police continue to look for an Indianapolis pastor suspected of forcing a boy to have sex with him in the mid-1990s, starting when he was 12 and continuing past the boy’s 13th birthday.


Local childhood sexual abuse victim launches support group

A Windsor woman who was the victim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a Catholic priest in the late 1970s is set to open a local chapter of a global organization dedicated to helping others who suffered the same fate.


Priest facing child pornography case deported to US

ILOILO CITY, Philippines—A Filipino Catholic priest wanted in the United States for theft and possession of child pornography has surrendered to Philippine authorities after more than a year as a fugitive.


GERMAN CHURCH STUDY SAYS SEX ABUSER PRIESTS RARELY PEDOPHILES

BERLIN - A forensic analysis of the psychiatric and psychological profiles of 78 German Catholic priests accused of child abuse between 2000 and 2010 shows that only nine were pedophiles. Four showed homosexual tendencies towards adolescent boys. Of the remaining 65, 54% were heterosexuals, 37% were homosexual, and nine were bisexual.


David Clohessy and SNAP: Ten Years After Gaining Celebrity

Ten year's ago this month David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), was named one of the world's "25 Most Intriguing" by People magazine.


Archdiocese, parishes win key victory in bankruptcy

The Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee's 200-plus parishes are separate legal entities and their assets will not be consolidated with the archdiocese's as part of its bankruptcy, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley ruled Thursday in a major victory for the church.


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