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When Priests Become Predators, Profiles of Childhood Sexual Abuse Survivors: An Interview with Tom Neuberger

For nearly 40 years, Tom Neuberger has been a legal gadfly, challenging the powers that be and fighting for the “little guy” in the court system and the media. Although raised a devout Catholic and having received nearly all of his schooling in that educational system, Tom has spent the twilight of his career seeking justice on behalf of those who were betrayed by the very institution which played such a key part in his education and upbringing.

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Outside LCWR meeting, victims allege abuse by sisters

ST. LOUIS -- As Catholic sisters from across the country were sequestered in meeting rooms Wednesday to discuss broad issues of the place of women and men in the church, specifically their relationships with bishops following a Vatican rebuke, five people stood outside the building.

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Clergy abuse victims too scared to speak to inquiry

A former Victorian sex crimes squad detective says many clergy abuse victims are too scared to make submissions to a parliamentary inquiry.

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Report offers hope for real-world thinking at KC diocese

Today, the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese takes another step toward transparency and common sense.

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Trial starts for man accused of sex abuse

The trial begins Wednesday for a man accused of posing as a marriage counselor and sexually abusing his patients. The trial begins Wednesday for a man accused of posing as a marriage counselor and sexually abusing his patients.

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Monsignor Lynn Will Ask To Be Released On Bail

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – Monsignor William Lynn plans to seek bail Monday while his attorneys appeal his conviction in the church sex abuse scandal.

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MO - Shawn Ratigan to plead guilty today

A Kansas City priest accused of producing and possessing child pornography will plead guilty today to at least some of the federal charges he faces, his attorney confirmed.

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Adam Fisher: An abuse case's aftershocks

NORTHAMPTON - On precisely the same day that Andrew Nicastro of Williamstown on Friday withdrew his priest-abuse lawsuit against two retired Springfield bishops in return for $500,000, a contrasting scenario was playing out a half a world away.

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PA - Giving a voice to childhood sex abuse victims

On the heels of the conviction of a high-ranking Catholic church official, veteran attorneys and a victims' advocate encourage childhood sexual abuse victims to speak up.

Be silent no more.

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MT - More Victims Claiming Sexual Abuse by Montana Priests

In January, Indian Country Today Media Network reported that a Yakima, Washington–based law firm had filed a 12-page legal complaint on behalf of a Northern Cheyenne tribal member seeking justice for years of abuse she suffered as a child at Montana’s St. Labre Indian School in the 1950s and 1960s. The case is a significant one, as the accused is Father Emmett Hoffmann, a near-legendary figure on the Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation.

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