Pope Francis and Sex Abuse: Time for Another* Reality Check

By Betty Clermont

September 26, 2014

“Pope sacks Paraguay bishop accused of protecting abuser priest” or some similar headline was carried by newspapers and news agencies around the world yesterday, unanimously praising Pope Francis for “taking action” against a prelate for harboring a clerical sex abuser. Since such notorious guardians of offending priests as Twin Cities Archbishop Niensted, Kansas City Bishop Finn and Newark Archbishop Myers are still in place although petitions have been sent to the pope for their removal, and just about every hierarch appointed or promoted in the U.S. by Pope Francis has a dismal record in this regard, accurate headlines would have stated the real reason this bishop was “sacked.”

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Lee Co. Sheriff Mike Scott connected to alleged victim in church lawsuit

By Jim Spiewak

September 24, 2014

LEE COUNTY, FL -The Diocese of Venice is backing away from claims about knowing nothing about a second child assaulted by Robert Little years before his conviction. 

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CBS 2 Exclusive: L.I. Girl, 6, Says She Was Molested By Suspended Sex Offender Priest

By CBS News Team

September 22, 2014

HAMPTON BAYS, N.Y. (CBS New York) — A little girl was allegedly sexually abused by a suspended Catholic priest who was a close family friend, and who had been charged with similar a crime in the past.

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Children 'chained like dogs', sexually assaulted

By Xavier La Canna

September 22, 2014

Children were "chained like dogs" and sexually assaulted at a government-run home for Aboriginal children in Darwin, a child sex abuse inquiry has heard.

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Clergy Sex Abuse Victims Speak Out Against Hartford’s Archbishop

By Mike Krafcik

September 18, 2014

HARTFORD– An organization made up of people who were abused by priests spoke out in the capital city today.

They gathered because of unrest over recent actions of Hartford’s Catholic Archdiocese.

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Priest closer to extradition: Accused Minnesota priest in India since 2005 abuse allegations

By Forum News Service

September 15, 2014

A Catholic priest accused of sexually assaulting two teenage girls a decade ago at a Greenbush, Minn., parish is one step closer to being extradited from his home country of India to the U.S. to face charges in Roseau County.

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Priest accused of sexually assaulting teenage girl in Minnesota likely to be extradited from India to face trial

By The American Bazaar Staff

September 10, 2014

WASHINGTON, DC: Roman Catholic priest Rev. Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul, who has been incarcerated at the Tihar Jail in New Delhi for two years, is likely to be extradited soon by the Indian government to face trial in Minnesota, over allegations of sexual assault of a teenage girl during his time of service there nearly 10 years ago.

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N Ireland children shipped to Australia painted black 'for entertainment'

By Henry McDonald

September 9, 2014

Children abused in Northern Ireland's children's homes and orphanages who were shipped to Australia were painted black in order to entertain passengers on their voyages, a victim told an inquiry on Tuesday.

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Documents show Twin Cities archdiocese protected priest accused of sexual abuse

By Madeleine Baran

September 5, 2014

Leaders of the Twin Cities archdiocese kept a priest in ministry despite sexual contact with women under his pastoral care and didn't report allegations of child sex abuse to police, according to documents released today in a clergy abuse lawsuit.

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Judge won't dismiss clergy sex abuse suit; Nov. 3 trial set

By Madeleine Baran

September 3, 2014

In a sharply worded ruling, a Ramsey County judge has rejected a request by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to dismiss a massive clergy sex abuse lawsuit.

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