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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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DA’s Ties To Satmar Leader Raising Eyebrows

Son of key figure in Kellner extortion case was hefty contributor to Thompson’s campaign.

12/24/14             Hella Winston      Jewish Week Correspondent

When the bribery and extortion charges against chasidic sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner were finally dropped last March by incoming Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, advocates for abuse victims hailed the decision.
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‘Canadian Philomenas’ continue to fight for justice

Activists on forced adoption say story is a global one, and still needs telling

Jennifer Hough, in Toronto      Mon, Dec 22, 2014, 01:00

When Valerie Andrews heard an interview last year on the CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster, with Irish adoption campaigner Philomena Lee, she thought “great, but why don’t you give us some airtime?”

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