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Catholic Group’s Response: Not a Dime to the Diocese

WHEELING — Following an open letter to Archbishop William Lori and the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston, a group of Catholics have declared their intent to withhold funds to the diocese after failing to receive a measured response.

Priest abuse victim picketing Catholic churches

Mystic — Tim McGuire of New London, who alleges that a Noank priest sexually assaulted him when he was an 8-year-old altar boy in the 1960s, has begun protesting in front of Catholic churches in the Diocese of Norwich.

Bill to make priests report abuse put on hold in California

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A bill that would require California religious leaders to report their co-workers' confessions of child abuse or neglect has been put on hold amid opposition from the Catholic church.

AG questions why priests released after charges

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — As state Attorney General Dana Nessel announced Monday that her office had charged a sixth Michigan priest with sexual assault, she questioned why some already have been released from custody.

Baton Rouge Diocese adds two more names to list of clergy accused of abuse

The Diocese of Baton Rouge on Sunday released two more additions to its list of Catholic clerics who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse, bringing the total now to 43. 

Teenager Accused of Rape Deserves Leniency Because He’s From a ‘Good Family,’ Judge Says

The 16-year-old girl was visibly intoxicated, her speech slurred, when a drunk 16-year-old boy sexually assaulted her in a dark basement during an alcohol-fueled pajama party in New Jersey, prosecutors said.

Another priest added to Dallas Catholic diocese's 'credibly accused' list for 1960 sexual abuse allegation

The Dallas Catholic Diocese has added a new name to its list of clergy members credibly accused of sexual abuse of children.

Providence Diocese Releases List of Priests Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence has released a list of clergy, religious order priests and deacons who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing children.

Richmond Catholic Diocese adds six priests to list of accused sexual abusers

The Catholic Diocese of Richmond on Thursday added six priests to a list of clergy accused of sexual abuse against a minor, bringing the total named to 49.

R.I. General Assembly passes bill to extend sex-abuse statute of limitations

PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island General Assembly has passed legislation to give the victims of sexual abuse more time to sue the priests, teachers, coaches and others who molested them when they were children.

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