2011 March

Mar 18, 2011: New York Archbishop: Sex Scandal Needs to Haunt Church

Calling the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal “hideous” and “nauseating,” New York’s Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan says the scandal “needs to haunt” the church for some time to come.In the wide-ranging interview, Dolan also discusses his past role as the archbishop of Milwaukee, his current mission and the state of the church in America with “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer.

Mar 18, 2011: Timothy Dolan on the priest sex abuse scandal: “This needs to haunt us.”

(CBS News) Calling the Catholic Church sex abuse scandal “hideous” and “nauseating,” New York’s Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan says the scandal “needs to haunt” the church for some time to come.In the wide-ranging interview, Dolan also discusses his past role as the archbishop of Milwaukee, his current mission and the state of the church in America with “60 Minutes” correspondent Morley Safer. The profile of the leader of New York City’s two-million-plus Roman Catholics will be broadcast Sunday, March 20 at 7 p.m. ET/PT.Asked if he feared the impact of the scandal would go on forever, Dolan repli…

Mar 16, 2011: Avenging Altar Boy

The district attorney is burning a eucalyptus-spearmint candle on his desk. “I think the press looks down upon the D.A. drinking Jack Daniels during the day,” R. Seth Williams says with a broad smile, “so I light my little stress-relief candle.” It’s understandable if the former altar boy at St. Carthage in West Philly needs to light a votive. The 44-year-old Catholic, who still attends Mass with his family at the same church, now called St. Cyprian, is the first U.S. prosecutor to charge a church official for a sickeningly commonplace sin: Endangering children whom the Roman Catholic…

Mar 15, 2011: Delco man plans priest-sex lawsuit

One week after officials in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced that 21
priests were being suspended while allegations that they sexually abused minors
are reviewed, a Delaware County man is planning to file a lawsuit against the
archdiocese in connection with abuse he says he suffered at the hands of a
priest.

Mar 14, 2011: Lawyer states case for clergy sex abuse victims

mjs-anderson.jpgSt. Paul, Minn — . – Jeff Anderson has heard it all.
He’s been called a scourge. A parasite. A media-monger hellbent on bringing
down the Catholic Church.
But the Minnesota lawyer who’s made a career of suing the most powerful
religious institution in the world over its handling of clergy sex abuse cases
pays no mind.
“I don’t care what people think, and I don’t try to control it,” said
Anderson, the lead attorney in civil fraud cases pending against the Archdiocese
of Milwaukee who is now representing those victims in the archdiocese’s
bankruptcy.

Mar 10, 2011: Diocese Fraud Suit Moves Ahead

A fraud lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse that claims child sexual abuse four decades ago moved forward today.La Crosse County Circuit Judge Scott Horne denied the diocese’s motion to dismiss the complaint, in which a Plover, Wis., woman contends diocese officials knew a priest had a history of molesting children before he abused her in 1971.