Vatican UN Observer Archbishop Silvano Tomasi has lashed out at criticism over the Church’s handling of the pedophilia crisis saying the Catholic Church is “busy cleaning its own house” and that the problems with clerical sex abuse in other churches are as big, if not bigger.
The lawsuit, filed in 2003 by St. Louis firefighter Chris Amenn, of O’Fallon, cannot go forward, said attorney Mike Finnegan, a member of a nationally known St. Paul, Minn., law firm that has filed hundreds of lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by priests. The firm represents Amenn.
The Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit from a former student who claims he was sexually abused by Belleville-area priest Kenneth Roberts 25 years ago, saying the plaintiff waited too long to file the suit after confronting his memories.
Decision shuts the door on some cases, say lawyers for alleged victims
A monsignor testifies he wrote a memo urging the cardinal to tell police about molestation by a priest. Perhaps, a paper trail exists.
The former vicar of clergy testifies under oath that Cardinal Roger Mahony ordered him in 2000 not to contact police about allegations of sexual abuse by a priest.
One victim says Raimond Rose assaulted him while he was a student at DeLeSalle High Schools. The victim was 15-years-old when he says Brother Rose raped him on a field trip to Chicago in 1969 or 1970.
have been “a nightmare” that has ruined her teaching career. For Alex Merritt’s mother, Jodi, accusations that surfaced Monday suggesting her son had made up a story to retaliate against his teachers are false: “It never happened,” she said. “It didn’t happen.”
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Two adult brothers who contend they were sexually assaulted by a Waukesha County Catholic priest when they were boys sued the Milwaukee Archdiocese on Tuesday, saying it knew Father David Hanser had a history of molesting children and failed to warn their family.