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Clergy sex abuse and "the silence of the many"

Stop Baptist Predators, January 18, 2013

"In countless stories of Baptist clergy sex abuse, we have seen the sad truth of King’s words made manifest. Even with childhood histories of horrific abuse – of having been molested, raped and sodomized by Baptist preachers – countless such victims have said that the worst of their experience came when they tried to tell about the abuse within the faith community.

Editorial: Protection, not politics, for victims

Gazette Editorial,  Tuesday, January 20, 2015, The Daily Gazette

They didn't help women and children last year. What's going to be their excuse this year?

Can Ireland get real and deal with the legacy of the Magdalene Laundries?

Cahir O'Doherty

Leslie Hittner: Church leaders committing cardinal sins

Leslie Hittner,, 15 hours ago

I am appalled!  Employees of the Catholic Church all over this country are being told that if they express their beliefs with respect to same-sex marriage, artificial birth control, abortion and other politically sensitive issues that the Catholic church has a position on -- and if those statements are not in accordance with the beliefts and teachings of the Catholic Church -- they will be fired.

Settlement reached in sexual-abuse lawsuit involving AME church in St. Louis

21 hours ago  •  , St. Louis Post-Dispatch

A female minister has settled a sexual abuse lawsuit involving a local African Methodist  . . .

Temporary administrator named at Revere parish

Move follows possible indecent exposure incident at school

By Laura Crimaldi Globe Staff  January 15, 2015, Boston Globe

REVERE — The Archdiocese of Boston named a temporary administrator Wednesday for a Revere parish where a Catholic school worker was placed on leave after a report of three possible indecent exposure incidents. The parish pastor and two school employees, including the principal, have resigned.

Documents: Ex-UST leader knew of abuse claim; untrue, school says

Madeleine Baran · Jan 12, 2015, MPRnews

Internal archdiocese documents released Monday by a clergy sex abuse attorney claim former University of St. Thomas president Dennis Dease knew of child sex abuse allegations against a Catholic Studies professor for several years.

Church abuse suicides, SHINE THE LIGHT

Jan. 12, 2015, 9:30 p.m, Newcastle Herald Editorial Australia

ALL 30 are dead, probably by suicide.

All 30 were abused by clergy or other religious officials in the Maitland-Newcastle Catholic diocese.

Judge rules sexual abuse lawsuit involving St. Louis priest will proceed to trial

, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 9, 2015

A Lincoln County judge has ruled that a sexual-abuse civil case involving a local priest can proceed to trial.

As clergy abuse suits near trial, archdiocese weighs financial options

Madeleine Baran · Jan 8, 2015, MPRNews 

Three clergy sex abuse lawsuits against the Twin Cities archdiocese are headed for trial later this month amid uncertainty about whether the archdiocese will file for bankruptcy.

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