What’s in a name? To the victims of pedophile priests, a lot.
A former St. John’s Prep School student sued the school and St. John’s Abbey on Tuesday, alleging fraud for allowing a monk to continue interacting with students after they received an allegation of sexual misconduct against the monk.
A lawsuit filed in St. Cloud Tuesday accuses the Benedictine Order of covering up sex-abuse allegations that were made against 11 clerics working at St. John’s University in Collegeville in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.
In an unusual Friday email sent to priests, the archdiocese of Milwaukee has confirmed that former archbishop Rembert Weakland shredded on a weekly basis criminal evidence contained in secret reports and investigations of sex crimes by priests.
The scope of the sexual abuse scandal in the Milwaukee Archdiocese continues to widen.
News Coverage of Cardinal Edward M. Egan’s cover up of clergy sexual abuse in the 1990s while he was the bishop of Bridgeport would be shocking if it weren’t so familiar.
In the end it was not the power of repentance or compassion that compelled the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bridgeport, Conn., to release more than 12,000 pages of documents relating to lawsuits alleging decades of sexual abuse of children by its priests.