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Fr. Michael O'Connell parishioners react to new sexual abuse investigation

Parishioners of a church in Chicago's Lakeview community are reacting as a new sexual abuse investigation is launched into their pastor, Father Michael O'Connell.

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Video: Former church official disputes archbishop's clergy abuse testimony

The Rev. Kevin McDonough answered questions about his involvement in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis' handling of clergy sexual abuse during an April 16, 2014, deposition. The questioning comes as part of a lawsuit brought by a man who says he was sexually abused by the Rev. Thomas Adamson in the 1970s. Video courtesy of Jeff Anderson and Associates

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SNAP: Archdiocese is Targeting Victim in Child Sex Abuse Case

By Maria Keena

April 22, 2014

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - It’s not the first allegation against Father Joseph Jiang.

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Latest allegations against St. Louis priest test the faithful Easter weekend

By Lilly Fowler

April 21, 2014

ST. LOUIS  The Roman Catholic Church was rocked by the clergy sex scandal in the United States more than a decade ago.

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Warrant Alleges Pattern Of Sexual Abuse By East Windsor Priest

By Kelly Glista

April 15, 2014

ENFIELD — An East Windsor priest who came to the attention of law enforcement when he reported feeling threatened by a local teenager had exploited his relationship with the teen in order to gain sexual contact, according to an arrest warrant unsealed on Tuesday.

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Panel finds 'confusing and inadequate' archdiocese system for sex abuse protections

By Madeleine Baran

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Poor oversight and flawed policies are among the serious shortcomings inside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that opened the door "for some priests to harm children," a panel ordered by the archbishop concluded Monday.

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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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