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Apr
12
2011
Documents: | 3:26 PM          
U.S. Department of State letter regarding Holy See

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Vatican Served Clergy Abuse Cover-up Lawsuit

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Apr
07
2011
Article: John P. Martin | 9:49 AM          
Survivors of man who alleged Philadelphia clergy abuse sue

It was one of the more searing allegations in the recent Philadelphia grand jury report on clergy sex abuse: A Bristol Township man killed himself after the Archdiocese of Philadelphia refused to believe that a priest had molested him when he was an altar boy. On Wednesday, relatives of the man, Daniel Neill, became the latest to sue the archdiocese over its response to abuse victims. Neill shot himself in June 2009. "It's a wrongful death is what it is," said Jeff Anderson, a lawyer for Neill's family. The grand jury cited the handling of Neill's complaint as one of three ...

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Apr
06
2011
Documents: | 9:24 AM          
Complaint filed on behalf of Daniel Neill 4/6/2011 in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas

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Documents: | 8:00 AM          
Wrongful Death Claim to Be Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Wednesday

Press Release April 5, 2011   Wrongful Death Claim to Be Filed Against Philadelphia Archdiocese Wednesday   (Philadelphia) Attorneys for the family of “Ben”, the 36 year-old former St. Mark Parish altar boy whose tragic story of sexual abuse, rejection and suicide was told in the recent Philadelphia Grand Jury Report on clergy abuse in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, will file a wrongful death lawsuit against the diocese in the Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011.   The following St...

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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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