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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.

Indian priest held in US for possessing child porn on phone

PTI  New York, January 8, 2015 | UPDATED 15:27 IST, India Today 

A 47-year-old Indian priest has been arrested in the US state of Florida on charges of possessing child pornography, with authorities saying he asked a 14-year-old boy to help him delete about 40 pornographic images of young boys from his phone.

Church strips accused priest's name from parish center

By Julia Reischel, 1/6/15 - 9:11 pm  Watershed Post

For four years, the name of a priest found responsible for sexually abusing minors has adorned the front of his parish's community center in the Delaware County village of Margaretville. 

Accused priests lived at Mundelein seminary near school for 13 years

By Bob Susnjara, updated: 1/6/2015 9:05 AM, Daily Herald

Priests accused of sexual misconduct against children lived on a Mundelein seminary's grounds for more than a decade, their names unknown to the public until the recent release of previously secret Archdiocese of Chicago documents.

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