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Select Stories From Across the Nation

Catholic Priest Who Aids Church Abuse Victims Loses Job
- New York Times, April 29, 2004

USCCB Committee Bishops Accused of Abuse Cover-up
-Dallas Morning News, Jan. 19, 2004

Catholic Donations Rise Despite Sex Scandal
     - Washington Post, Nov. 7, 2003

Catholic Sex Scandal Widens in Military
     - Associated Press, October 13, 2003

Trail of Pain in Church Crisis Leads to Nearly Every Diocese
     - New York Times, January 18, 2003

AP Surveys Church Abuse State by State
     - The Washington Post, April 24, 2002

Bishops Who Have Resigned Amid Church Sex Scandals
     - USAToday, December 13, 2002

Two-thirds of Bishops Let Accused Priests Work
     - Dallas Morning News, June 12, 2002

Hundreds Of Priests Removed Since '60s
     - The Washington Post, June 9, 2002

From Alaska:

Audit of Anchorage Archdiocese Shows Work Remains to be Done
     - Associated Press, August 21, 2003

From Arizona:

Group wants to help those sexually abused by Valley priest
     - Arizonacentral.com, June 16, 2007

Phoenix Bishop Spared Prison Sentence for Leaving Crash Scene
- New York Times, March 27, 2004

Sex-abuse Woes Still Dog Tucson Diocese
     - Arizona Daily Star, December 22, 2003

Vatican returns Romley letter about indicted priests
     -Arizona Republic, August 5, 2003

Phoenix DA and Bishop Spar Over Immunity Deal
- Arizona Republic, June 3, 2003

Bishop of Tucson Diocese Resigns
     - The Boston Globe, March 8, 2003

Bishop Says Tucson Diocese Will Deal With Abuse
     - Associated Press, February 4, 2002

From Colorado:

Sex Allegations Follow Ex-priest to Denver
     - Denver Post, December 23, 2003

Sex Abuse Plan Draws Skepticism
     - Denver Post, October 4th, 2002

From Connecticut:

Challenges Ahead for New CT Archbishop
     - Hartford Courant, October 21, 2003

Psychiatric Doctors: Church Used Us
     - Hartfort Courant, March 24, 2002

From Florida:

Archdiocese of Miami Issues Abuse Report
    - Miami Herald, December 15, 2003

Accused Miami Priests Can't Be Prosecuted
     - Miami Herald, August 27, 2003

Forever Altered, St. Petersburg Diocese Comes to Terms with Abuse
     St. Petersburg Times, March 22, 2003

Legislators draft bill to aid clergy victims
     - Sun-Sentinel, June 30, 2002

Catholic Bishop in Florida Quits, Admitting Sex Abuse in the 70's
     By Laurie Goodstein
     - The New York Times, March 9, 2002

From Iowa:

Parish Acts to Remove Pain Left by Abuse
     - Des Moines Register, Jan. 24, 2004

From Illinois:

Principal who criticized archdiocese expects to lose post
     - Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2007

Men Describe Alleged Abuse by Popular Chicago Priest
     - Chicago Sun Times, March 4, 2004

Troubled Chicago Priest Lands in Spotlight
     - Chicago Tribune, February 1, 2004

Ex-Priest, 'I Got Away With Murder'
     - Sun Times, October 4th, 2002

Churches pay dearly for silence on abuse
     - Chicago Tribune, February 2, 2002

From Kansas:

In 5 Kansas Suicides, Families Blame Father Larson
    - Wichita Eagle, July 21, 2002

From Kentucky:

Class Action Status Granted to Kentucky Lawsuit,
    - Kentucky Post, October 2, 2003

Covington, KY Diocese Says 30 Priests Abusive
     - Associated Press, August 30, 2003

Louisville Archdiocese Unveils New Abuse Policies
     - Courier Journal, August 28, 2003

Kentucky Lawyer Battles Church Over Sex Abuse
     - Atlanta Journal Constitution, August 1, 2003

Louisville Plaintiffs Win Access to Priest Files
     - Associated Press, March 21, 2003

Kentucky Bill Seeks to Repeal Clergy Silent Right'
     - By Charles Wolfe
       Associated Press, January 10, 2003

Kentucky church's Year of Turmoil
     - The Courier-Journal, December 31, 2002

Kentucky Bishop Resigns in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal
     By The Associated Press
     - June 11, 2002

From Louisiana:

At Loyola, a Question of Conduct
     - Times-Picauyne, October 10, 2003

Loyola President Quits After Abuse Allegation
     - Times-Picayune, October 12, 2003

N. O. Review seen as a step toward healing
     - The Times-Picayune, May 18, 2002

New Orleans Archbishop Hughes, priests tackle scandal
     - Times Picayune, May 17, 2002

From Maine:

Maine Prosecutors get look at 33 priests' files
     - Portland Press Herald, May 30, 2002

Revelations of sexual abuse, other issues pose challenges
     - February 24, 2002

DA plans to release file details on priests
     - Portland Press Herald, February 23, 2002

From Maryland:

After decades of Silent Pain, a Victim Resolves to Stop Running from 'It'
-Baltimore Sun, March 6, 2005

List of accused priests in Archdiocese of Baltimore

From Michigan:

Sex-Abuse Complaints Voiced at Detroit Methodist Conference
-Daily Telegram, May 22, 2005

4 Claim Priest Abuse in Detroit Suit
Detroit News, May 13, 2004

From Minnesota:

Ex-Priest from St. Paul Guilty in Sex Assault and Theft
-Pioneer Press, May 18, 2005

Victim Compiles Report on Abuse by Priests
- Star Tribune, March 25, 2004

Archbishop Flynn cancels meeting with SNAP
     - Minneapolis Star-Tribune, April 5, 2003

Accused Minnesota priests still working
     By Rick Linsk and Charles Laszewski
     - Pioneer Press, May 26, 2002

From Missouri:

Amidst Controversy, Missouri Center Takes in Abusive Brother
- LA Times, September 8, 2004

Jesuits Pay $185,000 to Student Who Says Priest Molested Him
     - St. Louis Post-Dispatch, October 23, 2003

On Re-Trial, St. Louis Priest is Conviced of Abusing Teen
     -St. Louis Post-Dispatch, August 29, 2003

5 More Suits Accuse McGrath of Abuse
     - St Louis Post-Dispatch, July 30, 2003

From New Hampshire:

NH Diocese Adopts Strict Abuse Policy
     - Concord Monitor, December 30, 2003

Protesters Gather to Say N.H. Bishop Must Go
     - Union Leader, January 27, 2003

Monsignor: N.H. priest files destroyed to conceal abuse evidence
     By Kathryn Marchocki
     - Union Leader - January 8, 2003

In New Hampshire, Abuse Cases Undermine a Catholic Bishop
     - New York Times, October 22, 2002

Names of priests accused of past sexual misconduct released
     By Harry R. Weber
     - Associated Press, February 15, 2002


The 24-year-old murder case of Toledo nun, Sister Margaret Ann suddenly captured national headlines in early May, 2004, with the arrest of the 66-year-old priest who police say ceremonially killed her, and the unrelated allegations of satanic rituals and sadomasochistic sex that led police to reopen the case. See Stories from OHIO.

From New Jersey:

Church's five-year battle vs. sex abuse
- Star-Ledger, Sunday, June 10, 2007

Newark Archdiocese Settles Suits
- Star-Ledger, Saturday, Oct. 9, 2004

Parish of Pain Sees Millstone as a Monument
     By Richard Lezin Jones
     - New York Times, November 26, 2003

The Death of an Outspoken Victim of Abuse
     - New York Times, October 13, 2003

NJ Diocese Names Ex-Prosecutor to Head Child Protection Office
     - September 3, 2003

Seven NJ Priests Won't Face Sex Charges
     - Star-Ledger, August 14, 2003

Camden diocese fights through abuse claims
     By Nancy Phillips
     - Philadelphia Inquirer, July 21, 2002

From New Mexico:

Worcester Diocese Wanted Holley Out
- Worcester, MA Telegram & Gazette
September 20, 2004

Abusive NM Priest Has Parole Hearing
- Albuquerque Tribune, September 14, 2004

Governor Removes Parole Board Leader
- Albuquerque Journal, August 14, 2004

Fr. Holley Parole Granted, Then Rescinded
- August 13, 2004

From New York:

Major Rabbinical Council Slammed for Releasing Names in Sex Abuse Case
- Forward, December 17, 2004

Accused Priest Finally Dismissed by Diocese
- Newsday, June 2004

Albany Victims: Don't Forget Real Sex Scandal
- The Record, June 25, 2004

Report Clears Albany Bishop in Sexual Misconduct Inquiry
- New York Times, June 25, 2004

Protesters Want Staten Island Priest Removed
- Staten Island Advance, March 15, 2004

Staten Island Pastor's Accuser Comes Forward
     - Staten Island Advance, Jan. 20, 2004

Buffalo Diocese is cautious in addressing dismissals
     - Buffalo News, September 14, 2003

Grand Jury Says New York Diocese Long Protected Abusive Priests
     By Rita Ciolli
     - Newsday, February 10, 2003

Cardinal Egan Spurns Members of Review Board Studying Abuse
     By Laurie Goodstein
     - NewYork Times, January 15, 2003

New York Grand Jury Says Church Lied to Victims of Abuse
     - The Journal News, June 19, 2002

Cardinal Egan Supported Priest Accused Of Sexual Abuse
     - The Washington Post, Saturday, May 11, 2002

New York Gets a List of Priests in Abuse Files
     - The New York Times, April 4, 2002

Manhattan DA Seeks Tougher Sex Abuse Law
     - Newsday, March 21, 2002

Cardinal Egan Under Fire
     - The Hartford Courant, March 17, 2002

Bitterness in Brooklyn over abuse case
     By Daniel Wakin
     - The New York Times, March 15, 2002

From Ohio:

Documentary Film Details Man's Battle with Toledo Diocese
- Toledo Blade, January 27, 2005

Media Glare Intense for Decades-old Toledo Murder Case
-Toledo Blade, May 9, 2004

Slain Nun's Piety Obscured in Details of Bizarre Death
-Toledo Blade, May 2, 2004

Abuse Allegations Renew Toledo Nun's Death Case
-Toledo Blade, April 25, 2004

Archbishop Pilarczyk faces faithful at public forum
- Cincinnati Enquirer, March 11, 2004

Suspicions About Priest Kept Hidden
- Dayton Daily News, March 7, 2004

Toledo Diocese Orders Limit on Victim Therapy
     - Toledo Blade, September 4, 2003

From Oregon:

A Priest's Confession
- Oregonian, March 13, 2005

Weight of Years
     - Portland Oregonian, November 21, 2003

From Pennsylvania:

Phila. Priest Who Admits Fondling Girl is Suspended
- Philadelphia Inquirer, March 28, 2005

D.A.: Did Church Put Kids at Risk?
-Philadelphia Inquirer, July 25, 2004

Lawsuits Mount against Archdiocese of Philadelphia
     - Delco Times, Feb. 3, 2004

From Rhode Island:

R.I. Filmmaker Had to Put Aside 'Catholic Girl Mindset'
- Providence Journal, January 8, 2005

Divining the Providence Diocese's Wealth
     By Jennifer Levitz, Staff Writer
     - Providence Journal, August 18, 2002

Ruling on Diocese's Privacy May Open Flood of Material
     By Sam Dillon
     - The New York Times, July 4, 2002

Judge Refuses Providence, RI Diocese Bid to Seal Officer's Testimony
     - Providence Journal, June 22, 2002

Priest Abuse Cases Slow to Settle in R.I.
     - The Boston Globe, March 16, 2002

Files Show Church Leaders Knew of Abuse for Decades
     - The Providence Journal, May 17, 2002

From Texas:

Files on Accused Priests Sought in Ft. Worth
- Ft. Worth Star Tribune, June 26, 2005

Blinded by Faith? Documents Show Bishop Aware of Priest's Past
- Ft. Worth Star Tribune, June 5, 2005

Probation Revoked, Ex-Texas Priest
Gets 20-Year Term

- San Antonio Express News, July 14, 2004

Accused Pennsylvania Priest Led Mass in Texas
- Dallas Morning News, June 30, 2004

Texas Priest Arrested in Assault on Adult Male
     - Dallas Morning News, February 13, 2004

Lawyer for Church Says He Hid His Own Sexual Abuse by Priest
     By Laurie Goodstein
     - New York Times, November 25, 2003

From Wisconsin:


REPORT: Sexual Abuse of Children in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee

A Priest Who Refused to Look the Other Way, February 12, 2005

Hundreds in Milwaukee reported abuse by clergy
     -Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, September 18, 2003

Shock Over Accusations in Milwaukee
     - The New York Times, May 24, 2002

Wisconsin Bishop Settled Sex Claim
     - The Associated Press, May 23, 2002

Wisconsin Archbishop Kept Silent on Predator Priest
     - The Washington Post, April 14, 2002

From National News Outlets:

How Old News Became a National Story, and Why It Took So Long
     - The National Journal, Spring, 2002

As Scandal Keeps Growing, Church and Its Faithful Reel
    - NewYork Times, March 17, 2002

Major sexual abuse cases within church
     By Fred Bayles
     - USA TODAY, March 7, 2002

Unholy Crisis
     - USNews, February 4, 2002


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