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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comments Once again, no punishment for Archibishop Myers in Fugee case: Editorial

Michael Fugee is no longer a Catholic priest, and that is right and just. Not only did he confess to fondling a teenage boy, he repeatedly broke a binding legal agreement to stay away from other children. The man is a menace.

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Future Pope accused of failing abuse victims while archbishop

By Isabel de Bertodano

March 21, 2014

Pope Francis has been accused of failing to take appropriate action in a number of cases of clerical child abuse that came to light while he was Archbishop of Buenos Aires.

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Former Greenwich priest named in victims' group petition

By Daniel Tepfer

March 19, 2014

Bishop Frank Caggiano has agreed to meet with representatives of national and local victim support groups who Wednesday called for him to hire an outside firm to investigate two priests who have been accused in the past of sex abuse -- including a prominent former Greenwich pastor who has admitted he hid more than 40 years of abuse complaints.

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The Record: Church insensitivity

By the Record

March 18, 2014

EVEN IN death, the Archdiocese of Newark puts the interests of its institutional self above the people it is charged to serve. Its new funeral policy for priests who were removed from ministry on sexual abuse accusations is designed to shield the families of these priests, as well as the Catholic Church, from unwanted publicity. The victims of sexual abuse do not matter. 

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