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Aug
05
2012
Article: Anthony Bartkewicz | 9:15 AM          
NY Daily News: Boy Scouts' ‘perversion files' didn't stop some sex offenders from preying on kids again

The Boy Scouts of America’s “perversion files” are stored in locked cabinets at the organization’s headquarters in Texas, accessible to only a few people.The documents detail allegations of sexual abuse against expelled Scout leaders, ostensibly to prevent them from participating in Scouting again."It is a fact that Scouts are safer because the barrier created by these files is real," Boy Scouts Chief Executive Robert Mazzuca said in June.But a review of the files by the Los Angeles Times found that more than 125 men on the blacklist were able to access – and allegedly continue to prey on – Bo...

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Aug
02
2012
Article: TONY RIZZO and JUDY L. THOMAS | 9:12 AM          
Kansas City Star: Priest pleads guilty to five child pornography charges

As a priest, he absolved others of their sins in the anonymity of the confessional.Thursday afternoon, the Rev. Shawn Ratigan stood in the very public forum of a federal courtroom and confessed to some of his own.Ratigan, 46, pleaded guilty to using five girls to produce or attempt to produce child pornography over several years while serving as pastor to congregations in the Northland and St. Joseph.Each count carries a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in federal prison.“When a defendant who wears a religious collar, who has the trust of the community, engages in conduct of this nature, his...

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Jul
27
2012
Article: Doug Glass,Associated Press Crookston Daily Times | 10:05 AM          
Crookston Times: Court rejects Adamson abuse case based on Keenan's repressed memory

Minneapolis, Minn. —The Minnesota Supreme Court on Wednesday tossed out a clergy abuse lawsuit by a man whose case rested on a repressed memory claim, siding with a lower court's ruling that repressed memory is an unproven theory.James Keenan sued the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona, claiming that as a teenager he was sexually abused four times in 1980 or 1981 by Thomas Adamson, a priest who has since been defrocked.Keenan brought his claim in 2006, well outside the state's six-year statute of limitations, but argued that it should be allowed because he repressed ...

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Jul
26
2012
Article: Jeff Anderson & Associates | 4:38 PM          
Video of Press Conference stream regarding Adamson cover-up and Supreme Court Ruling

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Documents: | 3:02 PM          
6-29-1984 Memo to Archbishop Roach from Bishop Carlson

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Documents: | 3:01 PM          
7-9-1984 Memo to Archbishop Roach from Bishop Carlson

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Documents: | 3:00 PM          
4-19-1975 Letter to Fr. Pierre from Bishop Watters

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Documents: | 2:52 PM          
Picture of Archbishop Robert Carlson

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Jul
25
2012
Documents: | 4:38 PM          
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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Documents: | 3:00 PM          
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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