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Sep
30
2009
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Other churches also have abuse problem: Vatican

Vatican UN Observer Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has lashed out at criticism over the Church's handling of the pedophilia crisis saying the Catholic Church is "busy cleaning its own house" and that the problems with clerical sex abuse in other churches are as big, if not bigger.

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Sep
28
2009
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Priest Sex Abuse Case at Standstill: Illinois High Court Upholds Dismissal of Case

The lawsuit, filed in 2003 by St. Louis firefighter Chris Amenn, of O'Fallon, cannot go forward, said attorney Mike Finnegan, a member of a nationally known St. Paul, Minn., law firm that has filed hundreds of lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by priests. The firm represents Amenn.

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Sep
25
2009
Article: | 12:00 AM          
Illinois Supreme Court throws out clergy sex abuse lawsuit

The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit from a former student who claims he was sexually abused by Belleville-area priest Kenneth Roberts 25 years ago, saying the plaintiff waited too long to file the suit after confronting his memories.

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Sexual-abuse lawsuits: Illinois Supreme Court clarifies statute-of-limitations law

Decision shuts the door on some cases, say lawyers for alleged victims

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Sep
22
2009
Article: | 12:00 AM          
Dark charges from Mahony's inner circle

A monsignor testifies he wrote a memo urging the cardinal to tell police about molestation by a priest. Perhaps, a paper trail exists.

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Sep
19
2009
Article: | 12:00 AM          
Sex abuse cover-up by L.A. Archdiocese is alleged

The former vicar of clergy testifies under oath that Cardinal Roger Mahony ordered him in 2000 not to contact police about allegations of sexual abuse by a priest.

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Sep
15
2009
Article: | 12:00 AM          
A Twin Cities Christian Brother is accused of preying and sexually abusing some of the children he taught.

One victim says Raimond Rose assaulted him while he was a student at DeLeSalle High Schools. The victim was 15-years-old when he says Brother Rose raped him on a field trip to Chicago in 1969 or 1970.

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Diane Cleveland said "there's no joy left in my life," while Jodi Merritt, the student's mother, rejected accusations that the story had been made up.

have been "a nightmare" that has ruined her teaching career. For Alex Merritt's mother, Jodi, accusations that surfaced Monday suggesting her son had made up a story to retaliate against his teachers are false: "It never happened," she said. "It didn't happen."

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Documents: | 12:00 AM          
4th Lawsuit against Brother Raimond Rose

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Video of Alex Merritt's Attorney Jeff Anderson and Mother reacting to continued harassment by teachers at Anoka Tech. (PART1)

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