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Pfleger removed from parish after sexual abuse allegation

Father Michael Pfleger, the longtime pastor at St. Sabina Church and one of the most prominent priests in Chicago, has been removed from the Auburn Gresham parish following revelations of a decades-old sexual abuse allegation against a minor.

Brazil archbishop investigated for sex abuse

Police in Brazil said on Monday they were investigating the archbishop of the city of Belem for alleged sexual abuse against underage seminary students.

Here's what we uncovered this year about Cardinal McCarrick, beach houses and sex abuse

A series of investigations by The Record and this year exposed new information about former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick’s rise to power through the church hierarchy despite abuse allegations that surfaced as early as the 1980s.

As deadline nears, adults flood Arizona courts with lawsuits alleging childhood sex abuse

Hundreds of civil lawsuits by people who allege they suffered abuse as children are being filed in Arizona's courts as a year-end deadline looms for them to seek justice.

Boarding schools fleeing abuse claims in other states find ‘Promised Land’ in Missouri

Aaron Rother was 16 when the leader of his boarding school announced they were packing up and moving again, to their third state in a little more than a year.

Abuse survivors speak at redress hearing

As the first phase of the Royal Commission into Abuse in Care’s hearing into the redress processes of faith-based institutions was about to begin on November 30 in Auckland, Catholic Church leaders made statements that they would take the opportunity to listen, learn and reflect on the experience of survivors.

Denver’s Samaritan House looks to its future following abuse allegations against co-founder Father Woody

As recent sexual abuse allegations have risen against Catholic Priest Rev. Charles Woodrich, one organization Woodrich helped found hopes to continue its work and separate itself from his disgraced legacy.

Investigation: Florida was dumping ground for priests accused of sex abuse

SOUTHWEST Fla. – Investigators in the Florida Attorney General’s office have completed a two-year investigation into sexual abuse inside Florida Catholic churches, revealing three major findings:

Survivors claiming childhood abuse from adults hired to care for them now push for justice

MECKLENBURG COUNTY, N.C. — A North Carolina orphanage is now at the center of four lawsuits claiming adults hired to care for children decades ago sexually abused them.

Monster in our midst: How pedophile New Orleans clergyman stayed near prey

It was 1953, and George Brignac was fresh out of high school when he joined the regional chapter of the Christian Brothers.

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