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Oct
25
2010
Sarah Odegaard | 9:00 AM          
Victory for Protection of Children

Last Friday, a judge in San Diego ordered the Diocese of San Diego to release over 10,000 documents detailing the Diocese’s failings in its handling of child sexual abuse by its clergy.   The documents come from personnel files of individual offending priests credibly accused who were known child abusers yet were moved from parish to parish, diocese to diocese, and often never removed from ministry.   We commend the court for ordering these documents released, but we do so with regret that this order did not come sooner.   Over the years that the church was..

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Sep
29
2010
Sarah Odegaard | 9:30 AM          
"What The Pope Knew” Features Jeff Anderson and Many Courageous Clients

CNN aired a powerful documentary last weekend, “What The Pope Knew”, that features many of our courageous clients.  In the documentary, Jeff Anderson is interviewed and provides insightful commentary on the Catholic hierarch’s failures in handling the childhood sexual abuse crisis, and the strength of our clients in coming forward to expose pedophile priests.  Jeff described the church’s policies and procedures to handle child sexual abuse by clergy as being institutionally deficient: “the whole process is designed to avoid scandal.”   Many of our courageous clients are...

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Sep
28
2010
Sarah Odegaard | 3:21 PM          
Legal Help and Hope for Latino Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse

Martha Escutia, a lawyer and former state senator in California, is partnering with our firm to combat the clergy childhood sexual abuse crisis in the Latino community.  She will appear on CNN this evening as a panelist discussing “What The Pope Knew”, a documentary that aired last weekend on CNN and will air tomorrow globally on CNN Spanish channels.   Ms. Escutia recently authored a compelling op/ed piece for the Latino community newspapers in Southern California.  Ms. Escutia’s op/ed is a call to Latino Catholics to make child safety a priority by making it safe for those... (Con traducción en español)

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