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As clergy abuse suits near trial, archdiocese weighs financial options

Madeleine Baran · Jan 8, 2015, MPRNews 

Three clergy sex abuse lawsuits against the Twin Cities archdiocese are headed for trial later this month amid uncertainty about whether the archdiocese will file for bankruptcy.

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Indian priest held in US for possessing child porn on phone

PTI  New York, January 8, 2015 | UPDATED 15:27 IST, India Today 

A 47-year-old Indian priest has been arrested in the US state of Florida on charges of possessing child pornography, with authorities saying he asked a 14-year-old boy to help him delete about 40 pornographic images of young boys from his phone.

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Church strips accused priest's name from parish center

By Julia Reischel, 1/6/15 - 9:11 pm  Watershed Post

For four years, the name of a priest found responsible for sexually abusing minors has adorned the front of his parish's community center in the Delaware County village of Margaretville. 

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Accused priests lived at Mundelein seminary near school for 13 years

By Bob Susnjara, updated: 1/6/2015 9:05 AM, Daily Herald

Priests accused of sexual misconduct against children lived on a Mundelein seminary's grounds for more than a decade, their names unknown to the public until the recent release of previously secret Archdiocese of Chicago documents.

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Residential school settlements reach $2.6 billion

By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix January 4, 2015

More than $2.6 billion has been paid out to date as compensation to former Indian residential school students across the country, but some say money alone will not heal their wounds.

 

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Hidalgo Co. residents hopeful as new DA plans to look into old cases

by Tiffany Huertas, Posted: 01.01.2015 at 10:49 PM
Supporters from all over the Valley gathered Thursday evening at the Pharr Events Center for the swearing-in of the new Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez.
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IT'S NOT JUST YOU

BY MALLY TAMALE-SALI,

100 INSIGHTS FROM CSA SURVIVORS, EXPERTS, AND ADVOCATES FROM AROUND THE WORLD

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A MAN OF HEALING, A SAGA OF SUFFERING

Sari Horwitz, Linda Davidson, Casey Capachi, Published on December 28, 2014, Washington Post

Allegations of child sex abuse are complicated by a legal maze in Indian country. 

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Some Hopeful Bill Allowing Young Sex Abuse Victims To Secretly Record Abusers Will Pass

Sascha Cordner  WFSU

At least one lawmaker has followed through on an abuse survivor’s vow to make sure legislation was filed to allow young victims to use private recordings in sex abuse cases. 

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A year in the life of the Twin Cities archdiocese

Madeleine Baran · · Dec 26, 2014     

One of the biggest stories of 2014 was the MPR News investigation of the clergy sex abuse cover-up in the Twin Cities archdiocese.

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