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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.

Residential school settlements reach $2.6 billion

By Jason Warick, The StarPhoenix January 4, 2015

More than $2.6 billion has been paid out to date as compensation to former Indian residential school students across the country, but some say money alone will not heal their wounds.


Hidalgo Co. residents hopeful as new DA plans to look into old cases

by Tiffany Huertas, Posted: 01.01.2015 at 10:49 PM
Supporters from all over the Valley gathered Thursday evening at the Pharr Events Center for the swearing-in of the new Hidalgo County District Attorney Ricardo Rodriguez.

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