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Pope’s Vatican watchdog on abuse: Wrong priest for the job

Boston Globe Editorials   December 2, 2014

Lapses let abusive ex-priest have contact with kids

Madeleine Baran · · Dec 1, 2014

The Pope & Priest Sexual Abuse

By Rod Dreher

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Australia's pursuit of Vatican documents on pedophile priests is likely to be addressed at a UN torture committee press conference.

Source: AAP 26 NOV 2014 - 5:20 PM 

The UN Committee against Torture is this week expected to address the powers of Australia's child abuse royal commission, with implications for Australian-Vatican relations.

Sex Abuse: Different Pope, Same Strategy

By Rod Dreher

Pope Francis this past September named an American Jesuit, Fr. Robert Geisinger, formerly the head of the Chicago Jesuits, to be the Vatican’s top prosecutor for serious crimes, including child sexual abuse.

The Vatican’s new sex abuse prosecutor previously failed to report abusive U.S. priest

By Abby Ohlheiser November 24 at 11:27 AM

An American priest who was appointed by the Vatican to prosecute sex-abuse cases previously played a role in the church’s failure to remove one of the most infamous abusive priests from the ministry, according to an investigation by the Boston Globe.

Shoreline: 4 men sue Catholic order, alleging 1970s abuse by priest

By Amy Forliti
Associated Press

Posted: 11/20/2014 12:01:00 AM CST

A lawsuit filed Thursday by four men who say they were molested by a priest in the 1970s claims a Catholic order created a public nuisance when it failed to warn families that the priest could pose a risk.  

Former West Fargo Priest Still On The Run

Posted: Nov 18, 2014 6:38 PM CSTUpdated: Nov 18, 2014 6:50 PM CST

Cardinal George, Archbishop Cupich Honor Priest Victim's Request

By Mary Ann Ahern

In the final days before Cardinal Francis George retires and Archbishop Blase Cupich takes over, a dying man's request is granted. Both Cardinal George and Archbishop Cupich had been asked to intervene on behalf of Rick Springer.


Four sisters recount lives haunted by clergy abuse

Madeleine Baran ·  · Nov 17, 2014

Nancy Meyers remembers the fear in the priest's eyes when he spotted her.

It was a Sunday morning in 1990, and Nancy, then 42, and her sister Kate had just arrived at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Lino Lakes to confront the man Nancy says had sexually abused her as a child.

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