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Apr
04
2011
Article: By Tim Stier Contra Costa Times | 11:53 AM          
Oakland Tribune Viewpoint: Crisis in Catholic Church apparent in East Bay

AS A Catholic priest in voluntary exile from the Diocese of Oakland since March 15, 2005, I decided a year ago to stand in public solidarity with those being hurt the most by my church. Every Sunday I stand outside Christ the Light Cathedral in Oakland with a sign that reads: "Structural reform now! Include the Excluded: Women, Abuse Survivors, Gay Persons." One recent Sunday a young man approached, read my sign and said to me: "I have a better wording for your sign: (explitive) the pope." Another passerby said to me, "Why reform the Catholic Church? Why not just shut it down...

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Apr
01
2011
Article: ROSE FRENCH, Star Tribune | 10:28 AM          
St. John's Abbey released names of accused as part of lawsuit settlement.

The identities of 17 monks who have faced "credible allegations of sexual abuse" or other misconduct were made public Monday, representing a break in the secrecy that has long surrounded most Minnesota clergy abuse cases. The names were released by St. John's Abbey of Collegeville as part of a settlement of clergy abuse lawsuits announced on Monday by St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson.

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Mar
31
2011
Article: SAM SCOTT THE PRESS DEMOCRAT | 9:19 AM          
Molest suit: From Santa Rosa to Dublin

Four men who claim they were molested by a Humboldt County priest in the 1980s have dropped their case against the Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa. But only so they can expand their target to include “an international conspiracy” that extends to Ireland, their attorneys said.The new suit will take aim not only the local diocese, but the Archdiocese of Dublin and the Catholic order that treated the priest for pedophilia, attorney Joseph George said Wednesday.

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Mar
29
2011
Article: Christian Nathler | 3:54 PM          
Germany opens door for more civil cases of sexual abuse

Adults who were victims of sexual abuse as children will soon have considerably longer to sue for damages in German court. Germany's cabinet approved legislation on Wednesday that extends the statute of limitations to take legal action in civil cases from three to 30 years after a victim's 21st birthday.

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Documents: | 2:03 PM          
Victim of Clergy Abuse to Respond to Priest's Denials

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Article: AndersonAdvocates You Tube Channel | 2:00 PM          
Clip from press conference regarding St. John's Abbey of Collegeville settlements

Click here to watch the clip from the press conference regarding St. John's Abbey of Collegeville settlements.

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Mar
28
2011
Article: ERIK ECKHOLM | 7:52 PM          
Suit Says Jesuits Ignored Warnings About Priest

Jesuit leaders in Chicago largely ignored or kept secret numerous reports, spanning four decades, that a prominent priest was sexually abusing teenage boys, lawyers for victims charged on Monday in a motion for punitive damages in a Chicago court. Included in the motion were more than 65 recently obtained church documents and depositions that, the lawyers said, demonstrated “a reckless disregard for the safety of others in the face of repeated reports of sexual misconduct” on the part of Chicago Jesuit leaders.

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Documents: | 6:00 PM          
70 never released documents reveal extent of cover-up from 1960's through 2007

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Article: BishopAccountability.org | 5:47 PM          
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Documents: | 3:57 PM          
Jesuits and McGuire - Punitive Damages Motion

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