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Representatives from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests presented a letter Wednesday to the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, asking that Bishop W. Shawn McKnight take more steps concerning the diocese's list of credibly accused clergy.
Former Slidell priest and high school chaplain Patrick Wattigny pleaded not guilty Monday morning to a charge that he had molested a 15-year old boy in St. Tammany Parish.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An advocacy group is calling on Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, to remove from ministry a pastor and parochial vicar at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church in Huguenot amid sex-abuse allegations.
The trial of a former US priest accused of child abuse in Timor-Leste due to resume tomorrow at the Oecusse Court has been postponed until May 24, according to judicial sources.
ROME (AP) — A former Vatican altar boy has testified that an older seminarian would come into his bed at night to perform a sexual act on him in the Vatican’s youth seminary, saying his initial shock gave way to resignation because he feared being sent home.
A potentially explosive report about sexual abuse in Germany's Cologne Archdiocese is set to be released March 18.
(RNS) — A Tennessee pastor who confessed two decades ago to statutory rape has resigned after his church was recently removed from the Southern Baptist Convention for hiring him.
CHICAGO (AP) — When her teenage son was murdered outside a church in 2006, Pam Bosley contacted ministers around Chicago, hoping someone would help make sense of it.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A woman and an altar boy filed separate, unrelated lawsuits against prominent Catholic schools on Staten Island and the Archdiocese under the protection of the Childs Victims Act.
Roughly 400 people who allege that they were sexually preyed upon by local priests and deacons went to bankruptcy court and sought compensation from the Archdiocese of New Orleans before last week’s deadline for victims of clerical abuse to file such claims, church officials said Thursday.