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Diocese of Bridgeport Adds Two Names to “Credibly Accused” List

Church officials in Bridgeport have updated their list of “credibly accused” priests to include two more names of deceased priests. Now we hope they follow up by actively reaching out to members of their flock and urging witnesses, whistleblowers, and victims to come forward and make a report.


Cardinal Dolan Weighing Options in Buffalo


Former Cincinnati and Santa Fe Priest Arrested in the Philippines


Dangerous Dozen KC MO credibly accused predator priests (9/18)

(NOTE: the first three clerics are NOT on the official KC MO accused list)

 

1--Fr. Deusdedit (a.k.a. ‘Fr. Deo’) Mulokozi, who was expelled from the Jefferson City diocese after having been credibly accused of ‘boundary violations’ with a 15 year old Sedalia girl. But Fr. Deo’s current supervisors, a Kansas City-based religious order called the Missionaries of the Precious Blood (816 781 4344preciousbloodkc.org), quietly moved him, first to Liberty MO, then to Houston TX, then to Tanzania where he’s working now around even more vulnerable kids.

http://www.bishop-accountability.org/news2018/11_12/2018_12_28_MartinezKeel_FormerSedalia.htm


SNAP Hopes WV Attorney General’s Lawsuit Will Go Forward

West Virginia’s attorney general is fighting to keep his creative lawsuit against church officials alive. We support his efforts and hope that his lawsuit will not be dismissed.


Diocese of Kansas City, MO Finally Releases List of Abusive Priests

The Diocese of Kansas City, MO has finally released a list of 33 priests “credibly accused” of abuse. We are grateful for the pressure from police and the public that has prompted this long-overdue move.


Three Immediate Steps That Must Be Taken in Buffalo

Buffalo's bishop will not resign, he says. However new tapes show that he is still trying to hide the truth, and church officials in New York and the Vatican are doing nothing.


Diocese of Bridgeport Suspends Priest for Child Sex Abuse 17 Years After Allegations Were First Reported

A priest accused of abuse in Connecticut has just been removed due to “credible allegations” of abuse which were first reported in the early 2000s. We call on church officials to explain the delay and to provide an explanation for their public silence on this situation.


Former Priest and Serial Abuser Arrested in Philadelphia on Federal Charges


Bishop Richard Malone Must Go

A just-unearthed recording of Buffalo’s top Catholic official has confirmed that he knew about allegations of sexual harassment against a priest in his diocese and did nothing. This inaction combined with the months of scandal and lies from church officials in Buffalo should compel church officials in the Vatican to step in and discipline him.


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