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Feb
12
2011
Article: John Meagher | 3:04 PM          
My 28-year battle against the paedophile priests

In 1983, Jeff Anderson was just another lawyer working in St Paul, Minnesota. Then, by chance, the 35-year-old's career -- and life -- changed forever when a man walked into his office saying he had been abused by a priest.Soon after taking on the case, Anderson realised the problem was much greater than he had first imagined. It wasn't just a paedophile priest who was culpable, but also senior bishops who had conspired to cover up the abuse. He promptly sued the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St Paul.The bishops responded with $1m to settle the matter out of court, but Anderson's client...

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Article: Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel | 2:54 PM          
Archdiocese accused of moving funds

An attorney for victims of clergy sex abuse suggested Friday that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee moved as much as $75 million off its books over the last six years in an effort to shield it from sex abuse settlements - allegations denied by the archdiocese.

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Feb
11
2011
Article: Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel | 7:11 PM          
Archdiocese could face larger pool of creditors during bankruptcy

Dozens of people have come forward since the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed for bankruptcy protection last month alleging they were sexually abused by priests as children, attorneys for victims said Thursday.

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Feb
10
2011
Article: | 1:48 PM          
Philly DA charges priests, teacher in sex assaults

On February 10, 2011, a Philadelphia Grand Jury released a report and a presentment following an investigation into allegations that two priests and a teacher sexually abused a 10-year-old boy at St. Jerome Parish in Philadelphia, and that another priest assigned to St. Jerome sexually assaulted a 14-year-old boy.

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Feb
08
2011
Article: ASSOCIATED PRESS | 1:59 PM          
Unprecedented look at archdiocese finances

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has provided a rare look at its finances with a federal bankruptcy court filing. Financial statements filed Monday show the archdiocese has nearly $41 million in assets and $24 million in liabilities. The archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January after it failed to reach a settlement with two dozen victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy. The Journal Sentinel says the court will determine what assets are available to compensate victims and creditors. Then it will oversee a reorganization plan to keep the...

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Feb
03
2011
Article: Tom Hals WILMINGTON, Delaware | 4:35 PM          
U.S. diocese agrees to $77 million abuse settlement

A Roman Catholic diocese in Delaware agreed to settle 142 claims of sexual abuse by priests for $77 million, a spokesman for the diocese said Thursday. The settlement by the Wilmington diocese is roughly $3 million more than the diocese proposed in mid-January, when it said payouts would likely range from $75,000 to $3 million per victim, depending on the severity of the alleged abuse. The diocese filed for bankruptcy in 2009 due to mounting sex abuse claims dating as far back as the 1950s. In the United States, Roman Catholic archdioceses have collectively paid some $2 bill...

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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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