2009 July

Jul 30, 2009: The New York Catholic Conference’s Aggressive Bid to Stop Reform of Child Sex Abuse Laws

Based on an unscientific survey of everyone with whom I have spoken in recent months, I have come to the conclusion that there is an untold story that would shock the vast majority of Americans. Pieces of it have appeared in various publications, but never the whole story. It is the story of the New York Catholic Conference’s outrageous measures to stop the reform of New York’s laws that govern child sex abuse.

Jul 06, 2009: Woman sues Crookston Diocese

A woman sued the Catholic Diocese of Crookston on Thursday for more than $50,000, alleging that in 2004, when she was 15, her parish priest in Greenbush, Minn., the Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul, sexually abused her.