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Priest breaks silence over his removal

By David C.L. Bauer [email protected], May 13. 2015

A former Jacksonville priest is striking out at what he calls a witch hunt that led to his removal after a decades-old abuse allegation.

In a rare move, Bishop Thomas John Paprocki forced removal of the Rev. Robert “Bud” DeGrand earlier this month. DeGrand was pastor of Catholic churches in Lillyville, Green Creek, Sigel and Neoga. He previously served parishes in Bluffs, Winchester and Jacksonville.


600+ Le Moyne students sign petition to remove Cardinal Dolan as commencement speaker

05/11/2015 12:01 AM, Syracuse (WSYR-TV),

Some students at Le Moyne College are angry that Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York will be speaking at graduation next weekend.

There are allegations, that while Dolan was Archbishop of Milwaukee, he moved money into a fund to protect priests involved in sexual abuse scandals.

SC--Abuse survivors stand vigil at Bob Jones University

Lyn Riddle, [email protected] 7:16 p.m. EDT May 7, 2015

Five abuse survivors held a silent vigil outside the main gate of Bob Jones University Thursday protesting what they called the university's tepid response to a report that criticized the way faculty and staff counseled students who had been sexually abused or assaulted.


Archbishop Philip Wilson pleads not guilty to concealing child sex abuse

May 7, 2015 - 3:16PM

Gabriel Wingate-Pearse, May 7, 2015 - 3:16PM, The Sydney Morning Herald

Adelaide Archbishop Philip Wilson has pleaded not guilty to concealing child sex abuse in the Catholic church via his lawyer in Newcastle Local Court on Thursday.



A Youth Minister's Downfall is Tearing First Christian Church of Florissant Apart

By Danny Wicentowski, Published Wed., May 6 2015 at 8:00 AM


As he waits to face his victims, the former youth minister can do nothing but stare at his manacled hands. His piercing blue eyes barely move as St. Louis County Circuit Judge Robert Cohen adjudicates some half-dozen criminal cases — heroin possession, burglary, probation violations. An hour passes before Brandon Milburn's name is called.

New Group, Children of Priests Demands Recognition from the Vatican

Dolan quietly removes abusive priest; SNAP responds

For immediate release: Sunday, May 3

Statement by David Clohessy of St. Louis, Director of SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (314 566 9790[email protected])

Trying to avoid bad publicity, NYC Cardinal Timothy Dolan has quietly suspended a priest accused of abusing a teenaged parishioner and giving him money to buy drugs.

Last clergy files released in Los Angeles 8 years after deal

By GILLIAN FLACCUS, Associated Press : May 1, 2015

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An attorney for hundreds of sex abuse victims in Los Angeles released the last batch of files Friday kept by the Roman Catholic church on priests accused of molesting children.

Diocese names priests, sisters, staff accused of sexual abuse

April 30, 2015, The Independent Record

The Diocese of Helena posted an online list Wednesday of every employee accused of sexually abusing a minor while working there.

The list dates back to the 1930s and includes the names of 80 priests, Ursuline Sisters, lay workers and others. A settlement between the Diocese and hundreds of victims requires that the names be posted and remain pinned to the Diocese homepage for the next decade.

Priest admits abuse in video, reveals alternate reason behind dismissal from Lousiville KY post

Derrick Rose, @WHAS11Derrick 11:50 p.m. EDT April 28, 2015, WHAS 11 ABC

In a videotaped deposition and several documents released Tuesday, which include a letter written by Louisville native Father Gilbert "Allen" Tarlton, the priest admits to several incidents where he engaged in sexual misconduct with students or children in his care.

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