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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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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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