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L.A. Archdiocese settles priest abuse case for $1.9 million

The kids in the parish knew him only as Father Larry.

That’s how he was known to one boy, referred to in court documents as John BR Doe, while he was an altar boy at San Gabriel Mission Church in 1982-84, years during which the priest sexually abused him, he said, from ages 9 to 11.


Former Dallas-area priest arrested on charge he sexually assaulted child

A former Dallas-area priest who has been accused of molesting children in the 1980s was arrested in Missouri on Wednesday night.


SNAP demands response from New Orleans Saints

NEW ORLEANS, La. — The Survivor Network of those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, wants answers from the New Orleans Saints football team.


Catholic Leaders Promised Transparency About Child Abuse. They Haven’t Delivered.

It took 40 years and three bouts of cancer for Larry Giacalone to report his claim of childhood sexual abuse at the hands of a Boston priest named Richard Donahue.


'Abuse in the guise of swimming lesson': Another allegation against priest, Boy Scout master

More than 40 years ago, a Barrigada altar boy aspiring to be a member of the Boy Scouts of America joined an outing at Lonfit River where a priest fondled and groped his private parts, according to a lawsuit filed on Monday, Jan. 27.


Alabama High Court Orders Bishops to Testify in Sex Abuse Case

(CN) – The Alabama Supreme Court ruled Friday two bishops in the United Methodist Church must answer questions about what they did to prevent child sex abuse around the time a boy was allegedly victimized by a former youth leader.


Why Does an Accused Sex-Predator Priest Say He’s a ‘Senior Vice President’ in Rudy Giuliani’s Consulting Firm?

Rudy Giuliani, President Trump’s personal lawyer who frequently boasts about his personal character and those of his associates, has had a long personal and business association with an accused pedophile priest.


Vatican Orders Sex Abuse Investigation of Brooklyn Bishop

The Vatican has ordered an investigation of a sexual abuse allegation against Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio, who was previously named by Pope Francis to investigate the church's response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo.


French trial exposes how church covered for predator priest

LYON, France (AP) — One of the first people to notice Bernard Preynat’s unhealthy obsession for young boys was the supervisor at the seminary where, still a teen, the future priest started training for his career in the church.


Documents contradict Knoxville diocese's timeline of knowing about sexual abuse allegations against priests and teacher

After months of publicly discrediting and denying sexual abuse allegations against prominent priests and a diocesan employee, documents obtained by the Times Free Press suggest the Diocese of Knoxville may have known about those allegations for almost a year before suspending the accused employee.


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