Jeffrey R. Anderson, the lawyer whose pursuit of the Roman Catholic Church has been perhaps the loudest, is the center of his own tornado. As employees race in and out of his ornate offices, Mr. Anderson is planning a news conference in Los Angeles about an abusive priest, answering calls from the family of a victim of another from Florida, and preparing a lawsuit in Milwaukee naming the Vatican and the pope as defendants. And this is only a Monday.
The last month has seen a blizzard of new sex abuse accusations against the Catholic Church from across the United States. Almost all of them — and the intense media attention they’ve garnered — can be traced to one man: a Minnesota lawyer named Jeff Anderson.
But the Minnesota lawyer who filed the lawsuit calls that response “predictable” and tells AOL News that it’s the same argument he heard back in the 1980s when he first began suing U.S. dioceses and bishops over allegations they knew about priests sexually abusing young boys and chose to do nothing about it.
A lawsuit from the U.S. aims to place blame for priest sexual abuse at the highest levels of the Roman Catholic Church by claiming the Vatican controls leadership, fundraising and doctrine down to the lowest levels
A Mexican citizen is suing the Roman Catholic cardinals of Mexico City and Los Angeles over allegations they shuffled a Mexican pedophile priest between countries in the late 1980s.
An Indian priest who pleaded no contest to assaulting a 15-year-old girl in Florida and was found by an Associated Press investigation to be posted in Italy has given up his job at the Italian church, officials said Saturday.
2004 Chicago Parish Bulletin mentions Bhaskar
Background on Bhaskar
Bishop Privilege Log stating Info sent to CDF in 07
Bishop Richard’s email discussing Vatican involvement
Charges against Bhaskar
Criminal Affidavit Bhaskar admission
Italian Diocese printout listing Bhaskar in a parish
Jane Doe Father’s email to Indian Bishop
Jane Doe Mother’s email to Pope Benedict XVI
Pictures of Bhaskar
Signed Plea of Bhaskar
A Minnesota prosecutor directly appealed to Pope Benedict XVI for help Tuesday as she tries to get an Indian priest back to the United States to face sexual assault charges.
A San Francisco woman who says she was molested by the Oakland priest at the center of a case that has raised questions about Pope Benedict XVI’s handling of sexually abusive clergy members described in vivid terms on Sunday how she was sexually abused and intimidated by her attacker.
The future Pope Benedict XVI resisted pleas to defrock a California priest with a record of sexually molesting children, citing concerns including “the good of the universal church,” according to a 1985 letter bearing his signature.