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PRIEST ACCUSED OF CHILD PORN REASSIGNED TO NEW CHURCH
Netherlands Posted on Jul 20, 2015
Archdiocese creditors want sex abuse claim deadline extended
The creditors committee in the bankruptcy of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wants clergy sex abuse victims to have until next year to file claims against the church.
Despite allegations, suspended priest thrives as a family therapist
After the Roman Catholic Diocese of Camden removed Edward Igle from active ministry in 2000 over an allegation of sex abuse, he turned to his second career: family counseling.
New Avenue for Sexual Abuse Victims to Confront their Abusers
Published: July 14, 2015, 11:46 pm Updated: July 14, 2015, 11:59 pm, WSAV3
An historic day in Georgia.
That’s how advocates described the moment in June Governor deal signed the Hidden Predator Bill into law.
Wednesday, a major portion of that bill will “open the doors of justice” for victims.
A better class of baby: Irish nuns discriminated against poorer mothers
A letter from the nuns at Sean Ross Abbey in County Tipperary to adoptive parents, published this week, throws a harsh light on the prevailing attitudes of the clergy to unwed Irish mothers and their offspring, who were often forcibly adopted for cash, records show.
Abusive Priests Outed—Time Running Out to Bring More Claims
The Camera in Your Church’s Bathroom
Holy Seers, 07.10.151:00 AM ET, The Daily Beast
This week, police alleged an Oregon priest either placed a camera in his church’s bathroom or covered for someone who did. He wouldn’t be the first religious leader to do so.
Pages and protection: A first step in bringing clergy sex abuse secrets to light
Jul. 7, 2015, National Catholic Reporter
We published our first major exposé on the abuse of minors by clergy in our June 7, 1985, issue, just days before the U.S. bishops were to gather at St. John's University in Collegeville, Minn., for their annual June meeting. Our coverage comprised a long piece out of Louisiana by Jason Berry about a young priest-pedophile in the Lafayette diocese;
A strong press is the Lafayette lesson
Jul. 9, 2015, National Catholic Reporter
The reports I did on clergy child molesters in the Lafayette, La., diocese changed my life in ways that reverberate still.
Five former Belleville Oblate priests “credibly accused” of sexually abusing minors
Metro-East News, July 8, 2015
Seven former priests, including five who once had ties to the religious order that operates the National Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows near Belleville, have been publicly named in Minnesota as “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of minors, according to a written statement from the national Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.