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Oct
10
2009
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Diocese Should Stop Keeping Secrets

It's well past time for the Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport to stop fighting the court-ordered release of documents concerning sexual abuse by priests.

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Oct
09
2009
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"Fake" Catholic Deacon Accused of Molestation

A group representing victims of clergy abuse said the local Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis didn't do enough to protect parishioners from a phony deacon accused of molesting a child.

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Oct
07
2009
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Diocese abuse victim gets help after admiting to being suicidal in court

Davenport, IA - The Davenport Diocese went back to court Wednesday accused of not complying with its settlement for victims of sexual abuse. Lawyers for the Davenport Diocese and those representing abuse victims battled it out in Federal Court, but it was the battle of one victim that captured the courts attention.

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Oct
06
2009
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High Court Won't Block Release Of Priest Sex Abuse Documents

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport has lost every legal battle so far to keep secret the sex abuse cases involving priests, but Bishop William Lori said Monday that he has no regrets about taking this case all the way to the nation's highest court

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Oct
01
2009
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Foreign Policy: The Vatican And Child Abuse

I am beginning to think that John Edwards, South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford, Octomom, and Jon Gosselin have joined together to form their own public relations firm ... and that their first client is the Vatican.

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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
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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
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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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