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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.

Advocacy Groups Call For Investigation Into Archdiocese Of Cincinnati

The trial for a Cincinnati priest accused of raping a child is set for April of 2021. Former Father Geoffrey Drew is accused of raping an altar boy between 1988 and 1991 when he was the music minister at St. Jude School in Green Township.

A Notre Dame Academy graduate alleged abuse by priests, then died by suicide. Over 400 alumni demand answers.

DE PERE - Graduates of four Catholic high schools are demanding action from St. Norbert Abbey after its leader disputed allegations of sexual abuse lodged by a fellow alumnus who died by suicide in March.

Three men accuse prominent Michigan priest, Polish seminary leader of sexual abuse

The call came one warm night in June 2019. A young Polish priest referred to as “John Doe 1” in a federal lawsuit filed Monday knew it was his boss, Rev. Miroslaw Krol, and he knew that Krol was drunk. But he didn’t know the night would end with him driving an intoxicated Krol and another visiting priest to a motel to meet a male sex worker, and then, according to the suit, withdrawing cash from an ATM so Krol could pay him.

DOJ probe of Catholic church abuse goes quiet 2 years later

PHILADELPHIA -- Two years ago, the U.S. attorney in Philadelphia joined the long line of ambitious prosecutors investigating the Roman Catholic Church’s handling of priest-abuse complaints.

In shift, Springfield Diocese will name all credibly accused priests

SPRINGFIELD — The Springfield Diocese will expand its list of credibly accused priests to include those who died before survivors brought accusations of sexual abuse. The exclusion of such priests long has prevented some victims from seeing their abusers face a public accounting.

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