On April 10, 2014 — seven months into the clergy sex abuse scandal — Archbishop John Nienstedt's top advisers gathered for a private meeting. They had just received several affidavits from an internal investigation of Nienstedt that had been authorized by the archbishop himself to address damaging rumors.
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Jun 29, 2015 by Mennonite World Review staff, Mennonite World Review
Group with Catholic roots now serves people from various faith communities
Twelve survivors of sexual abuse and their advocates have formed an Anabaptist-Mennonite chapter of an organization that “protects the vulnerable, heals the wounded and exposes the truth.”
Leaders of the group, known as SNAP-Menno, announced its formation June 23.
AL Attorneys: Deposing Catholic school priest would "harass and embarrass" him, regarding past sex allegations
Posted: Jun 26, 2015 7:25 PM PDT,
MOBILE, AL (WALA) - According to the most recent court documents filed in Mobile County Circuit Court, attorneys for Father Johnny Savoie are still trying to block subpoenas requesting to hear his sworn testimony about previous allegations against him.
by Kerri O'Brien, June 23, 2015, Style Weekly
Former Richmond megachurch pastor Geronimo Aguilar, lauded for founding and leading the Richmond Outreach Center, is on trial this week in Fort Worth, Texas, accused of assaulting two underage girls.
June 22, 2015, Monday PM, Edited by Mary Kauffman, SitNews
Clint Michael Landry, 58, of Fairbanks, Alaska, was sentenced by Chief United States District Court Judge Ralph R. Beistline to 10 years in prison to be followed by a lifetime period of supervised release for Attempted Enticement of a Minor. At the time of the offense, the Landry was employed as a priest with the Catholic Diocese in Fairbanks, Alaska. He had been in that position since June 2011.
June 22, 2015, BBC News
A public inquiry has been told that a paedophile priest admitted he may have sexually abused hundreds of children.
Northern Ireland's Historical Abuse Inquiry has begun an examination on the activities of Fr Brendan Smyth.
Madeleine Baran · Jun 19, 2015 MPR News
Retired Archbishop Harry Flynn was supposed to be sunshine amid the dark clouds of the pedophile priest scandal.
THOMAS FARRAGHER, Boston Globe, June 16, 2015
Even for an institution that measures its history in centuries, not decades, the Vatican’s move toward sanctions against bishops who cover up for pedophile priests seems glacial.