News Story of the Day
Helen Davidson, Wednesday 11 February 2015 02.33 EST, The Guardian
Royal commission finds church repeatedly failed in its treatment of victims at the hands of its clergy
Cardinal George Pell and the Sydney archdiocese fought a legal claim by an abuse victim, John Ellis, to discourage others from attempting the same, the royal commission has found.
Jennie Olson, Created: 02/11/2015 10:26 AM, KAALtv.com, Austin, MN
The names of 17 clergy who have been accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis were released Wednesday.
By Jackelyn Severin, 4:00 am, Tue February 10, 2015, South Dakota Public Broadcasting
House lawmakers are discussing a measure surrounding child sex abuse cases and the statute of limitations in South Dakota.
Melissa Davey, Sunday 8 February 2015 19.21 EST, The Guardian
Rabbi James Kennard, head of Mount Scopus school in Victoria, says it would be ‘honourable’ for Yeshivah heads to step down.
Post Bulletin, Friday, February 6, 2015 10:02 am
FARIBAULT — Police reports and court documents show the head of Shattuck-St. Mary's School agreed to pay $12,500 to a teacher who had child pornography on his work computer to get him to quietly leave, years before the teacher was charged and convicted of sexually abusing students at the school.
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.
Adam Painter, Reporter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.