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Catholic Priest Sexually Abuses School Boy, Tells God Would Punish Him if He Told Anyone About Abuse

A priest from a prestigious Auckland school in New Zealand is accused of sexually assaulting a boy inside the school's Chapel.


Dr Tom Doyle: Church structure to blame for abuse

A former priest says the apology by the Catholic Church to abuse survivors in New Zealand has come too late.


He was deemed to have molested kids at NW Side parish, so why isn’t he on church lists of predator priests?

The Rev. John Baptist Ormechea lives in one of the most picturesque parts of Rome in a centuries-old monastery buffered by gardens and overlooking the ancient Colosseum.


Survivors group calls on Jefferson City bishop to seek out abuse victims

Representatives from the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests presented a letter Wednesday to the Catholic Diocese of Jefferson City, asking that Bishop W. Shawn McKnight take more steps concerning the diocese's list of credibly accused clergy.


Accused Slidell priest Patrick Wattigny pleads not guilty to child molestation charge

Former Slidell priest and high school chaplain Patrick Wattigny pleaded not guilty Monday morning to a charge that he had molested a 15-year old boy in St. Tammany Parish.


2 priests at same South Shore parish face sex-abuse allegations; group calls for their removal

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — An advocacy group is calling on Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of New York, to remove from ministry a pastor and parochial vicar at Our Lady Star of the Sea R.C. Church in Huguenot amid sex-abuse allegations.


Trial of ex-priest accused of child abuse in Timor postponed to May

The trial of a former US priest accused of child abuse in Timor-Leste due to resume tomorrow at the Oecusse Court has been postponed until May 24, according to judicial sources.


Ex-Vatican altar boy testifies in seminary sex abuse trial

ROME (AP) — A former Vatican altar boy has testified that an older seminarian would come into his bed at night to perform a sexual act on him in the Vatican’s youth seminary, saying his initial shock gave way to resignation because he feared being sent home.


Cologne Archdiocese awaits potentially explosive report on abuse

A potentially explosive report about sexual abuse in Germany's Cologne Archdiocese is set to be released March 18.


Southern Baptist pastor, former abuser resigns after church ousted from denomination

(RNS) — A Tennessee pastor who confessed two decades ago to statutory rape has resigned after his church was recently removed from the Southern Baptist Convention for hiring him.


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