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Some Hopeful Bill Allowing Young Sex Abuse Victims To Secretly Record Abusers Will Pass

Sascha Cordner  WFSU

At least one lawmaker has followed through on an abuse survivor’s vow to make sure legislation was filed to allow young victims to use private recordings in sex abuse cases. 

A year in the life of the Twin Cities archdiocese

Madeleine Baran · · Dec 26, 2014     

One of the biggest stories of 2014 was the MPR News investigation of the clergy sex abuse cover-up in the Twin Cities archdiocese.

DA’s Ties To Satmar Leader Raising Eyebrows

Son of key figure in Kellner extortion case was hefty contributor to Thompson’s campaign.

12/24/14             Hella Winston      Jewish Week Correspondent

When the bribery and extortion charges against chasidic sex-abuse whistleblower Sam Kellner were finally dropped last March by incoming Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson, advocates for abuse victims hailed the decision.

‘Canadian Philomenas’ continue to fight for justice

Activists on forced adoption say story is a global one, and still needs telling

Jennifer Hough, in Toronto      Mon, Dec 22, 2014, 01:00

When Valerie Andrews heard an interview last year on the CBC, Canada’s state broadcaster, with Irish adoption campaigner Philomena Lee, she thought “great, but why don’t you give us some airtime?”

Survivor of priest abuse blasts handling of latest church response

By Holliday Moore, December 18, 2014 @ 11:06 am

PHOENIX -- A survivor of sexual abuse is calling leaders at the Catholic diocese in Gallup, New Mexico, cowards.

MPR wins national journalism award

Neal Justin, Updated: December 17, 2014 - 2:16 PM

Minnesota Public Radio has won a a prestigious national award for its series of investigative stories into how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis attempted to cover up abuse of children by priests.

Personnel Foul -- Central Catholic questions its hiring practices as sexual misconduct allegations surface about another football coach.

December 17th, 2014 BETH SLOVIC | News Stories

When it comes to football, Central Catholic High School has a lot to cheer about.

Ex-Spokane bishop denies smear tactics in diocese’s legal battle

Kip Hill The Spokesman-Review, December 16, 2014 in City

Spokane’s former Bishop Blase Cupich disputes the testimony of a now-resigned top lieutenant, saying he never directed attorneys to sling mud at the law firm that guided the Spokane Diocese through bankruptcy.

Church Sex Scandals Are Rooted in Theology

Jay Michaelson, Divine Injustice, 12.15.14

A unique report on the ultra-conservative Bob Jones University points to the theological roots of sexual abuse and scandals.

Syracuse bishop considers outing priests with credible sexual abuse accusations against them

By John O'Brien | [email protected]  ost-Standard  December 12, 2014 at 1:00 AM, updated December 12, 2014 at 7:31 AM

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Catholic Diocese of Syracuse has found credible evidence that as many as nine of its priests sexually abused children, but has not made their names public.

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