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Jul
26
2012
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6-29-1984 Memo to Archbishop Roach from Bishop Carlson

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7-9-1984 Memo to Archbishop Roach from Bishop Carlson

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4-19-1975 Letter to Fr. Pierre from Bishop Watters

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Picture of Archbishop Robert Carlson

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Jul
25
2012
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Former Priest to reveal secret cover-up of clergy sex abuse in Winona Diocese and the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul

 
Media Advisory
News Conference, Thursday, July 26 @ 1:30 P.M. CDT
[Streamed live at www.andersonadvocates.com]

Former Priest to reveal secret cover-up of clergy sex abuse in Winona Diocese and the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul

Because the court nixed trial, Priest who was witness 
to secrets says he is compelled to tell all 

What:  At a press conference on Thursday in St. Paul, clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson and clergy abuse survivor Jim Keenan will join a former priest of the Diocese of Winona and employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who will reveal his personal experience in how and when and where the officials of the Diocese of Winona and the Archdiocese of Minneapolis knowingly conspired to conceal the sexual abuse and crimes against multiple children for over two decades.  

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News Release: New clergy sex abuse case filed against Archdiocese of Philadelphia

 News ReleaseJuly 25, 2012New clergy sex abuse case filed against Archdiocese of PhiladelphiaSt. Augustine religious order and prominent school Malvern Prep also cited as defendants(Philadelphia) A new lawsuit was filed today in Philadelphia County Court on behalf of a Delaware County man against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the Order of St. Augustine, a/k/a Augustinian, the prominent Philadelphia area Malvern Preparatory School and the alleged offender, John R. Liggio--a priest assigned to the school under the authority of both the Archdiocese and the religious order of Augustinians....

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Jeff Anderson re: Minnesota Supreme Court decision - John Doe 76C v. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

 July 25, 2012Statement of Jeff Anderson re: Minnesota Supreme Court decision - John Doe 76C v. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Diocese of Winona“We are deeply disappointed and shocked by the decision of the Minnesota Supreme Court to deny access to justice for this victim of childhood sexual abuse who repressed the memory of his abuse because it was so traumatic.  In its decision the court determined that science concerning repression of memory is unsettled enough that it can't be used in the court and thus denies  Jim Keenan access to a trial--for this we are deepl...

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Jul
24
2012
Article: Crimesider Staff | 12:27 PM          
CBS News: Monsignor William Lynn gets 3-6 years in Philadelphia church sex abuse cover-up

(CBS/AP) PHILADELPHIA -  coveMonsignor William Lynn, the first U.S. Roman Catholic church official convicted of covering up child abuse claims, was sentenced Tuesday to three to six years behind bars.Lynn, 61, had faced a maximum sentence of seven years in prison for his felony child endangerment conviction. He was cleared of three related charges at trial.Lynn , the former secretary for clergy at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, handled priest assignments and child sexual assault complaints from 1992 to 2004.Judge M. Teresa Sarmina said that Lynn enabled "monsters in clerical garb ... ...

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Jul
19
2012
Article: David Unze | 12:46 PM          
SCtimes.com: Lawsuit claims St. John's Abbey knew of sexual abuse in 1958

A lawsuit filed today against St. John’s Abbey accuses the religious order of knowing about sexual abuse allegations against a member of the order as far back as 1958, yet letting him teach at St. John’s until 1990.The lawsuit alleges fraud by intentional non-disclosure and fraud by intentional misrepresentation and accuses the abbey of keeping what it knew about the Rev. Allen Tarlton quiet.The lawsuit was filed on behalf of a former student at St. John’s Prep, where Tarlton taught English. Identified in the lawsuit only as John Doe LP, the student was sexually abused by Tarlton in the early ...

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Article: Associated Press | 11:52 AM          
Pioneer Press: Retrial ordered in abuse victims' fraud claim against diocese

A judge on Wednesday ordered a new trial for the Catholic Diocese of Green Bay in a civil fraud lawsuit brought by two childhood victims of clergy abuse.In an 11-page decision, Outagamie County Judge Nancy Krueger threw out a $700,000 verdict awarded to two brothers, now adults, by a jury in May. Krueger outlined information a juror should have expressed to the court before the fraud trial, WLUK-TV reported.An attorney for the diocese had argued a retrial is necessary because jurors who made the award had expressed concerns about possible bias by one of the jury members.

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