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Group gathers at uptown, calls for release of credibly accused priests' names

The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests is asking for anyone who saw, suspected or suffered clergy sex crimes or cover ups to call law enforcement and their support group..

Houston priest removed from ministry amid sex abuse allegation in Colombia

An Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston priest has been removed from ministry after an allegation surfaced that he raped and impregnated a girl in South America, according to church leaders.


Priest of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Fremont arrested for child sex abuse

FREMONT, Calif. (KGO) -- It wasn't the news parishioners at St. John's Catholic Church in San Lorenzo wanted to hear. Their former priest, Father David Mendoza-Vela was arrested on 30 counts of Lewd acts with a child on Thursday. 


Archbishop Aymond moves to boot priest suspected of child abuse out St. Dominic living quarters

Catholic Church officials asked the Dominican order Thursday to move an elderly priest out of his living quarters at St. Dominic’s Priory in Lakeview, a day after a victim-advocacy group exposed his presence on a list of Dominican religious order members who have been credibly accused of child molestation.


One of Bransfield's employees files lawsuit, claims former bishop sexually molested him

WHEELING – A former altar server and secretary to resigned Catholic Bishop Michael J. Bransfield has filed a lawsuit claiming the bishop sexually molested him.


Editorial: Review of Catholic Church in Colorado is miserably weak

The Colorado attorney general and Catholic Church last month announced an agreement that established an inquiry into allegations of sexual abuse of children by clergy. This is Colorado's contribution to a broader search for truth that's occurring in states across the country. In some states, law enforcement officials are aggressively pursuing relevant information, but that's not happening in Colorado. In fact, the terms of the agreement are so favorable to the church and so incommensurate to the gravity of crimes uncovered in numerous other dioceses that it's doubtful to result in an honest account of abuses that took place in Colorado.


Defrocked Jersey priest who molested boys now teaches kids English in Dominican Republic

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic — A former Roman Catholic priest who was defrocked and convicted of molesting two boys in New Jersey has found a new vocation in a new location — teaching children English at a private school in this resort town.


Report shines light on 395 Catholic priests, church staff accused of sex abuse

A 182-page report released Wednesday compiled information about nearly 400 Catholic clergy members and church staff in Illinois who have been publicly accused of sexual misconduct in the state’s six dioceses, including dozens in Chicago.


Former Dallas Jesuit student sues school over priest's alleged sexual abuse

DALLAS — A former Jesuit Dallas student has sued the prep school over allegations that a priest sexually abused him. The priest, Donald Dickerson, died last year and was named by the school in December as one of 11 priests credibly accused of sexual abuse.


Catholic diocese and former bishop in W.Va. knowingly employed pedophiles, according to lawsuit filed by state attorney general

West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey Wednesday sued the Catholic diocese of Wheeling-Charleston and its former bishop, Michael J. Bransfield, charging that they “knowingly employed pedophiles and failed to conduct adequate background checks” for people working in Catholic schools and camps, a Morrisey press release says.


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