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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, By Kati Weis, FOX10 News Reporter

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

By Andrew Conte and Brad Bumsted, Thursday, June 25, 2015, 3:24 p.m., Trib Live
HOLLIDAYSBURG — Agents with the Pennsylvania Attorney General's Office on Thursday searched the grounds of St. Bernadine Monastery near this Blair County borough, where a Franciscan brother accused of molesting children killed himself two years ago.

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.

Vatican abuse tribunal has much work to do

THOMAS FARRAGHER, Boston Globe, June 16, 2015

Even for an institution that measures its history in centuries, not decades, the Vatican’s move toward sanctions against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests seems glacial.

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