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Former Utah choir director misses court date in child sex-abuse case

An arrest warrant was issued Monday for the former choir director of an Ogden church — charged with having sexual contact with a 12-year-old female parishioner — after he missed a court appearance.


Netherlands Posted on Jul 20, 2015 by Janene Van Jaarsveldt

Pastor Dominique Donders from Veldhoven has been reassigned as a chaplain in the Sint Anthonis municipality in Brabant. The priest was convicted and later acquitted of the possession of child pornography.

Archdiocese creditors want sex abuse claim deadline extended

Martin Moylan · Jul 16, 2015

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

Dara Kelly       

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

Stephanie Woodard, 7/13/15, Indian Country Today Media Network
Law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates has released the names of seven priests and brothers whom a Catholic religious order agreed had been “credibly accused” of child sexual abuse. The disclosure results from a 2014 lawsuit brought in Minnesota against the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.


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

, 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

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