2010 March

Mar 29, 2010: U.S. lawyer takes on Vatican over abuse Cases

Jeff Anderson has filed thousands of lawsuits alleging sex abuse by priests and won tens of millions of dollars for his clients, but he has had a bigger goal in mind for nearly two decades. He wants to bring his career-long legal crusade against misconduct in the Roman Catholic Church right to the top.

Mar 25, 2010: Press Conference: Records Obtained by St. Paul Law Firm Implicate Pope

Attorneys will discuss long-hidden Catholic Church records obtained by a Minnesota law firm in a Milwaukee, Wisconsin case and then filed in the United States District Court in the case of John V. Doe vs. Holy See (State of the Vatican City)and highlighted in a page one story in today’s New York Times. The Documents seriously undermine the Pope’s credibility by revealing that the Pope and top aide kept 150 sex allegations vs. predator secret in 1998, and rebuffed 3 bishops who wanted the pedophile priests ousted.

Mar 25, 2010: Pope Allegedly Knew About Wisconsin Pedophile

Just days after Pope Benedict XVI chastised Irish bishops for covering up clerical sexual abuse in Ireland, new documents suggest he did nothing to discipline a Wisconsin priest he knew had molested scores of deaf boys — and may have blocked a church trial in the case.

Mar 24, 2010: Vatican Declined to Defrock U.S. Priest Who Abused Boys

Top Vatican officials — including the future Pope Benedict XVI — did not defrock a priest who molested as many as 200 deaf boys, even though several American bishops repeatedly warned them that failure to act on the matter could embarrass the church, according to church files newly unearthed as part of a lawsuit.