Deadline to file claims against Gallup diocese

By Olivier Uyttebrouck 

Monday, April 14, 2014

People who allege they were sexually abused by priests in the Diocese of Gallup have until Aug. 11 to file claims in the diocese’s bankruptcy case, an Albuquerque judge ordered Friday.

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As a Kansas City detective is honored in the Shawn Ratigan case, diocese is castigated

By Judy Thomas

April 9, 2014

A Kansas City police detective was honored Wednesday for her work to protect children, most notably in the case of a Kansas City priest now serving a prison sentence for child pornography.

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Swift action needed from Pope Francis on child sex abuse

By Mary Dispenza

April 4, 2014

A WEEK ago, Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco, head of the Italian Episcopal Conference, defended the Vatican’s policy of not requiring clergy to report child sex abuse to the authorities. “The Vatican requires national laws to be respected, and we know that there is no such duty (to report abuse) under Italian law,” he told reporters.

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Police departments: Archdiocese hasn't delivered priest files, yet

By Madeleine Baran  

Friday, April 4, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Thursday that it has contacted nearly 50 law enforcement agencies in the past two weeks to provide files on priests accused of child sexual abuse. However, none of 12 metro law enforcement agencies contacted by MPR News confirmed that the archdiocese had offered files to review.

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Archbishop Nienstedt answering questions about clergy sexual abuse scandal in deposition today

By Madeleine Baran

April 2, 2014

Archbishop John Nienstedt will testify under oath today about his handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations in St. Paul and Minneapolis, marking the first time that the leader of the Twin Cities archdiocese has been forced to answer questions about his role in the scandal.

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The Fight to Reveal Abuses by Catholic Priests

By Clyde Haberman

March 30, 2014

Cardinal Edward M. Egan, the former Roman Catholic archbishop of New York, is in no way the principal face of the sexual abuse scandals that have buffeted the church and its priesthood almost without pause for three decades. But he embodies a certain mind-set among some in the highest clerical ranks. It is an attitude that has led critics, who of late include the authors of a scathing United Nations committee report, to wonder about the depth of the church’s commitment to atone for past predations and to ensure that those sins of the fathers are visited on no one else.

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Statute of limitations on sexual abuse needs a fix

By Claudia Vercellotti

March 28, 2014

Supposedly to give child sex-abuse victims a chance to expose their perpetrators, Ohio legislators passed a unique law in 2007. It's called a “civil registry” for those found in a civil proceeding to have molested kids. There is just one problem: It doesn’t work.

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Survivors, supporters voice concerns over Milwaukee's bankruptcy plan

By Marie Rohde

March 26, 2014

MILWAUKEE-- For 30 years, the Milwaukee archdiocese has provided therapy for the victims of clergy sex abuse. The plan it released as part of its bankruptcy reorganization plan is a continuation of that program.

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Abuse victims group demands diocesan records of priest

By David Falchek

March 26, 2014

A group representing abuse victims demands Bishop Joseph Bambera release documents about an accused former Diocese of Scranton priest who is now second-in-command at a South American diocese.

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Dear Pope Francis, To Know Is Not The Same As To Do

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