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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 |  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.

Why no public comment from Church on priest's removal?

Updated: Wednesday, December 10 2014, 06:15 PM EST

JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio – Questions have been raised about how Steubenville's Diocese is handling the news have emerged after a local priest was removed from the church.

5 new clergymen named in alleged abuse case

Mike Springer  6:35 PM MST Dec 09, 2014

GALLUP, N.M. —Five new clergy members accused of sexual abuse are believed to be publicly named for the first time in a motion filed in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.

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