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Boys still sexually abused by Scout volunteers despite reforms, arrest suggests

He played Santa Claus at a charity Christmas breakfast. He volunteered at tree plantings and neighborhood clean-ups. He worked the pancake breakfast to raise money for Boy Scout programs in low-income Long Beach schools.


Dunedin man posed as priest abusing children online

A Dunedin man posed as a priest while fantasising with others online about violating children, a court has heard.


Abuse allegations against former Springfield Bishop Christopher Weldon ‘unequivocally credible,' investigation finds

SPRINGFIELD — A retired superior court judge’s review of sexual abuse allegations against former Bishop Christopher J. Weldon, who led the Roman Catholic Diocese of Springfield for more than 25 years, found the accusations to be “unequivocally credible.”


In Archdiocese bankruptcy case, creditors committee wants clergy abuse documents to be made public

James Adams had helped run the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ fundraising arm for years, even serving as president of its board of directors, when his lawsuit alleging sexual abuse at the hands of a Metairie priest compelled him to step down nearly two months ago.


Despite Vatican’s ruling, Virginia priest who blogs about clergy sex abuse remains defiant

A Catholic Diocese of Richmond priest who frequently blogs criticism over the church’s handling of clergy sexual abuse had his petition to remain the pastor of two southwest Virginia parishes rejected by the Vatican.


Opinion: Why lawmakers should reform law to help victims of childhood sexual abuse

Iread with great disappointment the failure of Colorado state lawmakers to once again take action which would have granted access to our legal system for child victims of sexual abuse.


Case against retired bishop now in limbo as DA tells police he will again review investigation

The criminal investigation into retired bishop Joseph Hart has not been officially closed, Cheyenne police said Friday, after authorities realized that a prosecutor had misunderstood police files describing the allegations against the cleric.


Servants of the Paraclete seeks dismissal in Catholic priest abuse lawsuit; victim speaks out

The Servants of the Paraclete, named in a lawsuit over child sexual abuse by Catholic priests, asked a New Mexico court to dismiss the case in a June 10 response. 


St. Cloud Diocese declares bankruptcy

The Diocese of St. Cloud filed for bankruptcy in U.S. Bankruptcy Court Monday, just weeks after reaching a $22.5 million settlement with clergy abuse survivors.


How Much Did the Saints Help the Catholic Church on Its Sex Abuse Crisis? More Than They Admitted

Kevin Bourgeois’s phone was ringing. It was a Wednesday in January, three weeks after the Saints’ season had ended, and he was standing in the parking lot outside the team’s headquarters in Metairie, La., wearing a black-and-gold Taysom Hill jersey. Around him, a small group was assembling: One man sported a Drew Brees jersey, another that of LSU’s Joe Burrow.


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