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Man says 2 New Orleans priests abused him; church gave him unlimited therapy but no abuse listing
Retired Catholic priest Luis Fernandez let his answering machine take the journalist’s call last month, but picked up when he heard the reporter mention molestation allegations.
Across U.S. Catholic archdioceses, child protection policies vary widely
Although the 32 Catholic archdioceses in the United States have some sort of policy to protect children from clergy sex abuse, the content and quality of these policies varies, with little to no standardization across the board, according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank CHILD USA, founded and led by Penn’s Marci Hamilton.
Attorney general’s report on Catholic Diocese to be released soon
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - It has been 13 months since the Burlington Catholic Diocese released its report on sexual abuse allegations, naming 40 priests.
Lawsuit alleges Catholic Diocese of Savannah covered up sex abuse claims
A lawsuit filed in state court in Chatham County against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Savannah and its presiding bishop claims that the diocese was aware of and covered up allegations of sexual abuse by one of its priests.
Skubick: AG Nessel poised to bring more charges in Catholic priest abuse investigations
LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is telling 6 News tonight she is getting closer to issuing more charges against Catholic priests and others in her continuing probe into sexual abuse in the church.
Abuse claim resurfaces in ex-Erie teacher’s porn case
In February 2012, David A. Rinke II, a former science teacher at the Erie School District’s Northwest Pennsylvania Collegiate Academy, was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison for collecting and trading more than 50,000 images of child pornography, including videos of toddlers getting raped.
New legal protections for sexual assault victims in N.H. take effect this week
New Hampshire’s protections for victims of domestic and sexual violence were widely expanded this week, after a broad package of reforms pushed by lawmakers and signed by Gov. Chris Sununu this summer took effect.
Japan Catholic Church sued for damages in alleged sex abuse
TOKYO — A woman has filed a suit against the Roman Catholic Church in Japan alleging that a priest raped her four decades ago, as the church's unfolding worldwide sexual abuse crisis gradually reaches Japan.
Clergy sex abuse victim advocates call for Scharfenberger's removal
Saying he has failed to live up to promises of more transparency and outreach those affected, advocates for clergy sex abuse victims called Thursday for the removal of Bishop Edward Scharfenberger from his leadership post at the Diocese of Buffalo.
Another Former Brophy Priest Has Been Accused of Sexual Abuse
A Jesuit priest who taught at Brophy College Preparatory for seven years in the 1980s and coached the boy's football team is the latest Phoenix-area Catholic priest to be accused of sexual abuse.