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Mar
16
2011
Article: MAUREEN DOWD | 10:44 AM          
Avenging Altar Boy

The district attorney is burning a eucalyptus-spearmint candle on his desk. “I think the press looks down upon the D.A. drinking Jack Daniels during the day,” R. Seth Williams says with a broad smile, “so I light my little stress-relief candle.” It’s understandable if the former altar boy at St. Carthage in West Philly needs to light a votive. The 44-year-old Catholic, who still attends Mass with his family at the same church, now called St. Cyprian, is the first U.S. prosecutor to charge a church official for a sickeningly commonplace sin: Endangering children whom the Roman Catholic...

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Documents: | 10:42 AM          
John Doe 167 Complaint filed on March 16, 2011 in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

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Mar
15
2011
Documents: | 11:52 AM          
Victim and Family to Speak of Sexual Abuse by St. Francis Xavier Parish and Roman Catholic High School Priest

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Article: PATTI MENGERS | pmengers@delcotimes.com | 11:46 AM          
Delco man plans priest-sex lawsuit

One week after officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that 21 priests were being suspended while allegations that they sexually abused minors are reviewed, a Delaware County man is planning to file a lawsuit against the archdiocese in connection with abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a priest.

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Mar
14
2011
Article: Annysa Johnson of the Journal Sentinel | 9:25 AM          
Lawyer states case for clergy sex abuse victims

mjs-anderson.jpgSt. Paul, Minn — . - Jeff Anderson has heard it all. He's been called a scourge. A parasite. A media-monger hellbent on bringing down the Catholic Church. But the Minnesota lawyer who's made a career of suing the most powerful religious institution in the world over its handling of clergy sex abuse cases pays no mind. "I don't care what people think, and I don't try to control it," said Anderson, the lead attorney in civil fraud cases pending against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee who is now representing those victims in the archdiocese's bankruptcy.

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Mar
10
2011
Article: By Chris Hubbuch | chubbuch@lacrossetribune.com lacrossetribune.com | 11:13 AM          
Diocese fraud suit moves ahead

A fraud lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse that claims child sexual abuse four decades ago moved forward today.La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne denied the diocese’s motion to dismiss the complaint, in which a Plover, Wis., woman contends diocese officials knew a priest had a history of molesting children before he abused her in 1971.

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Mar
07
2011
Documents: | 11:28 AM          
John Doe 166 v. Archdiocese of Philadelphia et al. Complaint

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Article: the CNN Wire Staff | 11:21 AM          
Philadelphia archdiocese to face new claims in child sex abuse allegations

New York (CNN) -- Attorneys said they will announce a new lawsuit Monday against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, which has been the subject of a two-year grand jury investigation into claims officials ignored and covered up sex crimes against children."The Lawsuit will allege that Archdiocese officials conspired to endanger the safety of the Plaintiff when they actively concealed their knowledge of (a) priest's previous offenses, lied to parishioners, and created a sham sexual abuse victim assistance program for the Archdiocese," according to a news release announcing the lawsuit. The lawsuit...

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Documents: | 9:06 AM          
New lawsuit names Philadelphia Archdiocese officials

At a news conference on Monday in Philadelphia, prominent clergy abuse attorneys will announce a new lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, Cardinal Anthony Bevilacqua and Cardinal Justin Rigali, as well as others within the Archdiocese, on behalf of a Delaware man who grew up in Philadelphia. 

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Mar
04
2011
Article: Georgia Pabst of the Journal Sentinel | 1:41 PM          
Sex abuse lawyers plan ad campaign

Lawyers representing victims of clergy abuse in the Milwaukee Catholic Archdiocese announced Thursday that they are launching a monthlong media campaign to encourage others who have been sexually abused in the archdiocese to come forward. At a news conference at the Pfister Hotel, lawyer Jeff Anderson said that because the archdiocese had filed for bankruptcy protection, there will be a short time frame for survivors of abuse by priests to come forward and make their claims. Therefore, he said, he and other lawyers representing survivors are mounting an unusual outreach...

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