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Catholic Church protestor and sex abuse victim William O’Sullivan marching to Parliament

William O’Sullivan wants give a “voice to the voiceless” by walking across a large portion of the province to raise awareness about child abuse within the Catholic Church.

Rev. William J. O’Malley Removed from Murray-Weigel Hall

Rev. William J. O’Malley, former adjunct professor in the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, theology professor at Fordham Preparatory School and one-time actor in the 1973 film “The Exorcist” was removed from Murray-Weigel Hall after he was accused of sexual abuse against a minor.

Priest, 63, who sexually abused boys as young as 10 on church youth club trips in the 1970s and 80s and tricked them into sex acts using a card game is jailed for five years

A former priest who sexually abused three boys as young as 10 on church youth club trips in the 1970s and 80s has been jailed for five years. 

Clergy Would Have To Report Confessions Of Ongoing Child Abuse If Proposed Bill Approved

An Arizona legislator is attempting once again to change the state law that currently allows clergy members to remain silent about the ongoing physical or sexual abuse of children if they learn the information as part of a confession.

Thousands of Clergy Abuse Records Handed Over to Victims in Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Diocese of Buffalo released thousands of clergy abuse documents and related records to abuse victims and their lawyers this week as part of an agreement in ongoing clergy abuse negotiations during its bankruptcy.

Father Bill Lombardy accused of sexual abuse by former altar boys: suit

One-time priest and chess grandmaster Father Bill Lombardy — who was portrayed by actor Peter Sarsgaard in a movie about famed chess player Bobby Fischer — has been accused of sexually abusing two altar boys in a new lawsuit.

Trove of Buffalo Diocese abuse records turned over to victims in bankruptcy court

Lawyers and survivors of childhood sexual abuse are reviewing more than 25,000 pages of internal Buffalo Diocese documents relating to clergy abuse, diocesan finances and personnel files.

Texas Diocese Asks Court to Toss Libel Suit Over List of Accused Abusers

(CN) — The Catholic Diocese of Lubbock urged the Texas Supreme Court on Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit brought by a former deacon who claims it falsely outed him as a child molester.

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.

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