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Fresno-area priest resigns Catholic church amid lawsuit over misconduct investigation

A Diocese of Fresno priest accused of sexual misconduct but never criminally charged resigned from the church this week.

New Vatican thriller captures the cost of scandal

ROME – How do you measure the cost of a scandal?

Christian Brothers abused children at Fife care home 'with impunity' inquiry concludes

St Ninian’s School in Falkland exposed youngsters to risks of sexual, physical, and psychological danger for almost the entire time it was open.

Salem Film Fest to premiere Richard Sipe documentary

As part of its winter series preceding its festival dates, Salem Film Fest will present the world premiere of the documentary “Sipe: Sex, Lies, and the Priesthood.”

North Dakota House rejects expanding statute of limitations for child sex abuse

BISMARCK —North Dakota lawmakers rejected three bills that would expand the statute of limitations for civil and criminal actions in childhood sexual abuse cases.

New York's Catholic church leaders control billions outside the reach of abuse survivors

ALBANY — The Catholic bishops of New York sold a lucrative insurance business they controlled and stored the proceeds in a foundation they also administer, keeping billions out of the reach of survivors of childhood sexual abuse.

Bishop Weldon accuser files lawsuit against Springfield diocese

A former altar boy who accused the late Bishop Christopher J. Weldon of sexual assault — and whose claim was found to be “unequivocally credible” following a review ordered by the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield — has filed a lawsuit seeking compensation for the physical harm he suffered in the 1960s and continued emotional distress.

Kansas Catholic bishop under investigation by KBI for alleged sexual abuse of a minor

Kansas’ top law enforcement agency is investigating an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Roman Catholic Bishop John B. Brungardt of Dodge City, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced Monday.

House Sponsors Hope Derailed Sex Abuse Survivor Rights Amendment Will Get Back On Track

HARRISBURG, PA (WSKG) — A proposal to give childhood sexual abuse survivors in Pennsylvania two more years to sue after the statute of limitations has expired is getting another chance in the state legislature.

Mississippi trial delayed for friar accused of sex abuse

GREENWOOD, Miss. (AP) — A trial has been postponed until April for a former Franciscan friar accused of molesting students in the 1990s at a Catholic school in Mississippi.

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