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Jan
31
2011
Article: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m67LIHra5x4 | 1:31 PM          
Press conference: Vatican Rejects Service of Deaf Man's Lawsuit - VIDEO

Refusal states legal service of lawsuit naming the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI and Cardinals Bertone and Sodano as defendants was "undesired and unwanted" In a slap to US justice system, they send it back. Attorney calls audacious move "troubling"—says it shows the Catholic hierarchy still considers itself "above the law." Click read more to view the video

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Documents: | 1:17 PM          
Letter from Terry Kohut to Lawrence Murphy on 2/12/95

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Documents: | 1:16 PM          
Letter from Terry Kohut to Archbishop Rembert Weakland on 11/7/94

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Documents: | 1:15 PM          
Terry Kohut Statement

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Documents: | 1:10 PM          
Peter Wells Statement

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Documents: | 1:09 PM          
Photo of Peter Wells

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Documents: | 1:07 PM          
Photo of Terry Kohut

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Article: | 9:40 AM          
Press conference to be streamed live at 11:00 am central time.

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Jan
21
2011
Article: Marci A. Hamilton | 2:09 PM          
Marci A. Hamilton: The tangled web tightens for the Vatican

Headlines around the world this week have reported that Irish broadcaster RTE obtained a 1997 letter from the Vatican that instructed Irish bishops not to report child sex abuse by priests to the police. According to the letter, "the situation of 'mandatory reporting' gives rise to serious reservations of both a moral and a canonical nature." Survivors are calling this the "smoking gun" that proves the Vatican's complicity in the abuse cover-up. They are right, but that is not the whole story with this letter. Absolutely no one should be surprised by this direct expression of ...

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Jan
20
2011
Article: Maury Glover / FOX 9 News | 10:48 AM          
Old Vatican Letter Stirs Pedophile Priest Cover-Up Allegations

MINNEAPOLIS - An old letter from the Vatican has surfaced that many say is the smoking gun, the strongest indication yet the Church tried to cover up the crimes of pedophile priests.As an altar boy, Bob Swiderski was repeatedly sexually abused by a priest in Hector, Minnesota in the early 1960s. Now, he believes there’s proof the Catholic Church tried to cover up the crimes of pedophile priests."What I've been saying for 20-plus years is that they're not telling the truth,” Swiderski said. “They are creating hurdles and this just comes back and proves what my thoughts and my voice has been say...

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