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Oct
24
2011
Documents: | 3:16 PM          
Order Denying Defendant Conception Abbey's Motion to Dismiss

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Documents: | 3:09 PM          
Petition: John Doe 181 V. Conception Abbey, INC

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Oct
20
2011
Documents: | 1:15 PM          
Statement of Jeff Anderson Re: Guilty Plea of Oliver O'Grady for possession of child pornography

"We and the many families who have been wounded by Oliver O'Grady are deeply relieved that this serial predator who has caused so much pain for so long is finally found guilty.  O'Grady's plea of guilty to possessing child pornography represents a current day demonstration of the seriousness of his crimes and the danger he continues to pose to children because of his inability to control himself.   Along with the families we have represented whose lives have been devastated by Oliver O'Grady, we applaud every family and law enforcement agent who brought this to bear. We are als...

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Oct
19
2011
Documents: | 12:54 PM          
Complaint Against Philadelphia Archdiocese for Clergy Abuse at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish

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Documents: | 12:35 PM          
New lawsuit says seminarian abused altar boy beginning in 1996 at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia

Prominent clergy abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson, Dan Monahan and Marci Hamilton announced a new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua, Cardinal Justin Rigali and Father William Ayers, on behalf of a Philadelphia man (John Doe 187) who alleges he was sexually abused from 1996 through 1999 by Ayers at Incarnation of Our Lord Parish in Philadelphia.   The clergy ...

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Oct
17
2011
Article: New York Times - A. G. SULZBERGER and LAURIE GOODSTEIN | 12:20 PM          
New York Times - Bishop Indicted; Charge Is Failing to Report Abuse

A bishop in the Roman Catholic Church has been indicted for failure to report suspected child abuse, the first time in the 25-year history of the church’s sex abuse scandals that the leader of an American diocese has been held criminally liable for the behavior of a priest he supervised. The indictment of the bishop, Robert W. Finn, and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph by a county grand jury was announced on Friday. Each was charged with one misdemeanor count involving a priest accused of taking pornographic photographs of girls as recently as this year.

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Oct
14
2011
Article: | 3:02 PM          
Statement of Clergy Abuse Attorney Jeff Anderson Concerning the Action of the Jackson County Grand Jury

“This action, coupled with the Philadelphia  Grand Jury indictments in January for the cover-up of clergy abuse in that diocese, is a historic time in the history of the clergy abuse tragedy in America.  On behalf the of the hundreds of survivors of clergy abuse in the United States, I want to thank the Jackson County Attorney and the citizen Grand Jurors of Jackson County, Missouri, for ...

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Oct
06
2011
Documents: | 5:35 PM          
Complaint: KC-St. Joseph Diocese Violated Terms of Abuse Settlement

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Documents: | 11:34 AM          
Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese violated 2008 settlement agreement while dealing with Fr. Ratigan porn case

Thirty-eight victims of clergy abuse in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph filed a lawsuit today saying specific actions required by their 2008 court approved settlement agreement with the diocese was breached at least 18 times as church officials responded to reports of Father Shawn Ratigan’s involvement...

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Oct
04
2011
Article: GEORGE PAWLACZYK - News-Democrat | 8:49 AM          
Another suit filed against former Belleville priest accused in earlier case

A man who became the caretaker for the Rev. Raymond Kownacki -- whose sexual abuse of a minor cost the Catholic Diocese of Belleville more than $6 million -- has filed suit against the 76-year-old priest. In a lawsuit filed Monday in St. Clair County Court, the plaintiff is identified only as "John Doe, S.W." The complaint states that the plaintiff was a 16-year-old boy at St. Mary's Parish in Valmeyer when he was sexually abused by Kownacki from 1985-87. Kownacki was the parish priest. According to a complaint, "Defendant Kownacki engaged in unwanted and harmful sexual conduct...

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