On April 10, 2014 — seven months into the clergy sex abuse scandal — Archbishop John Nienstedt's top advisers gathered for a private meeting. They had just received several affidavits from an internal investigation of Nienstedt that had been authorized by the archbishop himself to address damaging rumors.
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Thanks to NCR, my crisis became a cause
Jul. 6, 2015 National Catholic Reporter|
A single issue of NCR changed the course of my life and eventually led to my starting an international movement of survivors of clergy abuse. I am extremely grateful to NCR!
Magdalene Laundries services plan 'missing fundamental elements'
Wednesday, July 01, 2015 - 08:34 AM, Irish Examiner
A range of health services will become available from today for women who worked in the Magdalene Laundries.
The move is part of the Government's redress scheme for women who were resident in certain institutions.
Survivors, advocates form a chapter of anti-abuse network
Jun 29, 2015 by Mennonite World Review staff, Mennonite World Review
Group with Catholic roots now serves people from various faith communities
Twelve survivors of sexual abuse and their advocates have formed an Anabaptist-Mennonite chapter of an organization that “protects the vulnerable, heals the wounded and exposes the truth.”
Leaders of the group, known as SNAP-Menno, announced its formation June 23.
AL Attorneys: Deposing Catholic school priest would "harass and embarrass" him, regarding past sex allegations
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 7:25 PM PDT,
MOBILE, AL (WALA) - According to the most recent court documents filed in Mobile County Circuit Court, attorneys for Father Johnny Savoie are still trying to block subpoenas requesting to hear his sworn testimony about previous allegations against him.
Priest sex abuse allegations lead to AG search of monastery
Five Eye-Openers From the Trial of Former Richmond Pastor Geronimo Aguilar
by Kerri O'Brien, June 23, 2015, Style Weekly
Former Richmond megachurch pastor Geronimo Aguilar, lauded for founding and leading the Richmond Outreach Center, is on trial this week in Fort Worth, Texas, accused of assaulting two underage girls.
Fairbanks Priest Sentenced To 10 Years In Prison For Child Sex Crimes
June 22, 2015, Monday PM, Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
Clint Michael Landry, 58, of Fairbanks, Alaska, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 10 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime period of supervised release for Attempted Enticement of a Minor. At the time of the offense, the Landry was employed as a priest with the Catholic Diocese in Fairbanks, Alaska. He had been in that position since June 2011.
Historical Abuse Inquiry: Fr Brendan Smyth 'could have abused hundreds of children'
June 22, 2015, BBC News
A public inquiry has been told that a paedophile priest admitted he may have sexually abused hundreds of children.
Northern Ireland's Historical Abuse Inquiry has begun an examination on the activities of Fr Brendan Smyth.
An isolated Nienstedt tried to limit investigation into himself
Madeleine Baran · Jun 19, 2015 MPR News
Chris Churchill: Church leaders failed to protect the powerless
Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn was supposed to be sunshine amid the dark clouds of the pedophile priest scandal.