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Impending freedom for priest in abuse scandal stuns victims

John Romano, Tampa Bay Times,  Wednesday, February 4, 2015 6:16pm

After all these years, the lie had begun to seem real. Chris McCafferty had convinced himself the past had been put to rest, and distant memories could no longer touch him.

This, of course, was never quite true. And all it took was a single phone call to plunge him back into a world of doubt, fear, shame and anger.

Settlement reached in Ursuline Academy sex abuse case

Adam Painter, Reporter,, NBC Montana


A settlement has been reached between 232 plaintiffs who were sexually abused by priests and nuns.

It happened from the 1930s to the 1970s at the Ursuline Academy in St. Ignatius, which is located about 40 miles north of Missoula.

Catholic dioceses declare bankruptcy on eve of sexual abuse trials

Reveal, The Center for Investigative Reporting

The Rev. Thomas Stitts was known within the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis as a priest who molested boys.

Images of child abuse found in Vatican City

More suits Santa Fe Archdiocese of priest sex abuse

Posted: Friday, January 30, 2015 7:00 pm, The New Mexican

An Albuquerque law firm has filed seven more lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Santa Fe on behalf of adults who claim they were childhood victims of sexual abuse by priests.

Ask a Question Friday: How can I learn more about the Survivors’ Movement

Posted by Joelle Casteix on January 30, 2015, The Worthy Adversary

The best place to learn about the Survivors’ Movement and legislative change, hear the latest news, meet leaders and newsmakers, and get the best information on abuse prevention and victim healing is to attend the SNAP (the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) National Conference.

Effort to Change Statute of Limitations Law for Childhood Sexual Abuse Cases

By Kaitlyn Lionti, Wednesday, January 28, 2015 at 05:21 PM EST, Time Warner Cable News, Buffalo NY

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Tuesday, we introduced you to Vanessa DeRosa and Tino Flores, who as adults, are still affected by sexual abuse in their childhood.

"I'm on psychotic and anti-depression medicines because of this. I'm still seeing a psychologist and a psychiatrist," said Flores.

Local priest, church hid dark secret, victims group says

By Elaine Silvestrini | Tribune Staff,  Published: January 27, 2015   |   Updated: January 28, 2015

TAMPA — The Rev. Innocente Clementi died in 1999 at the age of 78. While many remembered him for his love of music, others say he took a dark secret to the grave.

DuPont Executive Speaks Out About Sexual Abuse

Inquiry hears witness left suicidal after alleged care home abuse

Gerry Moriarty, Irish Times, Monday, January 26, 2015

Nuns, described as ‘sadistic’, deny claims of physical abuse at Nazareth Lodge in Belfast.

A man who was put into a Belfast care home when he was six has alleged at the Historical Institutional Abuse inquiry that he suffered physical abuse from “sadistic nuns” which ultimately left him in a suicidal and enraged state.

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