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KC bishop’s legal team fights to get criminal charges dropped
Attorneys representing Bishop Robert Finn filed motions Wednesday seeking dismissal of the criminal charge filed against him in October.
The misdemeanor charge alleges that Finn failed to report suspected child abuse related to a priest accused of child pornography charges.
SNAP to Hold Public Meeting on Chaminade Abuse Claims
ST. LOUIS (KMOX) — An advocacy group for those abused by priests is holding a public meeting Wednesday to let the community air concerns about the mounting allegations against Catholic Priests at Chaminade High School. SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests say it’s important for the public to know what’s going on.
A snapshot of Karen Polesir, SNAP's local director
KAREN POLESIR stands in the kitchen in her cozy one-bedroom Ambler apartment, the kettle boiling for English tea, as her cat, Harley, sits perched on a chair at the table, a scrunchie around her neck, as if she's a toddler waiting for cake.
Priest Abuse Verdict: Jury Finds Archdiocese Negligent And Reckless; $1 Million For Victim
A Superior Court jury decided Friday morning that the Catholic Archdiocese of Hartford had been reckless and negligent in allowing a priest the church knew to be a pedophile to have access to children and that a former altar boy the priest sexually abused three decades ago should receive $1 million in damages.
Parishioner attends meeting saying it did not go far enough
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - One Parishioner at St. Patrick's Church in Kansas City said Bishop Robert Finn owes Catholics an apology for allowing the sex abuse scandal to happen
Cardinal Egan: Ten Years After
Editor's note: As the first trial in the Hartford Catholic priest sex abuse scandal is underway (as reported in the Hartford Courant) and new testimony comes to light in how the Hartford archdiocese handled the issue, writer Tom Connor was able to interview former Bridgeport bishop and New York City cardinal Edward Egan, who held a high position within the Catholic church when the abuses were alleged to have happened in the Bridgeport dioceses.
Church Volunteer In Child Sex Case Had Child Abuse Prior
LOVELAND, Colo. -- A volunteer for a Loveland church children's group who was arrested Tuesday on a child sex assault charge had previously pleaded guilty to a child abuse case, according to court records obtained by 7NEWS.
500-plus sex-abuse claims filed against archdiocese as deadline looms
More than 500 people have filed sex abuse claims in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee bankruptcy in advance of today’s 4 p.m. deadline. It is the largest number of claims among the eight Catholic dioceses to seek bankruptcy protection since 2004 in response to sex abuse allegations, and on par with a Jesuit bankruptcy that covered five states.
Victims' group demands answers about Springs' priest
Members of an advocate group for victims of priest sexual abuse met in front of the headquarters of the Archidiocese of St. Louis Thursday afternoon to demand answers about Rev. Charles Robert Manning of Colorado Springs
2 sides contest using past responses in priest trial
Prosecutors and defense lawyers in the forthcoming child endangerment trial of a Philadelphia cleric sparred for a second day Tuesday over whether jurors should hear how the monsignor and the Archdiocese of Philadelphia responded to dozens of claims of priests sexually abusing children.