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JUL 11 2018

New law allows more time for survivors to come forward, expose abusers, and stop the cover-up(Honolulu, HI) - On Wednesday, July 11 2018, Attorney Mark Gallagher, the law firm Jeff Anderson & Associates, and sexual abuse advocates and survivors will:•    Release a new report containing the identities, histories and background information on dozens of priests and clerics accused of child sexual abuse in the Diocese of Honolulu;•    Show how high ranking church officials knew that Bishop Joseph Ferrario had sexually molested children before he became a bishop...


JUL 2 2018

Attorneys Mike Reck and Jeff Anderson, along with survivor Matthew Golden, demand that the Bishop, Review Board and top officials of the Buffalo Diocese give a transparent and open explanation of Fr. Riter’s return to ministry  (Buffalo, New York) – Last Thursday, without explanation or notification to survivors, Matthew Golden opened up the newspaper to read that the man who sexually abused him as a child, Father Dennis Riter, was being returned to ministry after the Diocese of Buffalo, Bishop Richard Malone, Investigator Scott Riordan and the Diocesan Review Board determined that the...


JUN 29 2018

“Unfortunately, the Bishop has chosen to support a priest accused of abusing multiple children.” – Attorney Mike Reck(Buffalo, New York) - The Diocese of Buffalo made a startling and dangerous decision yesterday when it reinstated Fr. Dennis G. Riter who is accused of sexually abusing multiple children. The survivor who reported Fr. Riter says that he is “morally compelled to not walk away,” said Mike Reck, an attorney for the survivor, who added that the diocese needs to acknowledge that Riter is a public safety threat and reverse its decision immediately.“As long as the Diocese of Buffalo...


JUN 28 2018

(Minneapolis, MN) – Today in United States Bankruptcy Court, a joint reorganization plan between sexual abuse survivors and the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis was filed. “This is an important day for sexual abuse survivors,” said Attorney Mike Finnegan. “The filing of the joint reorganization plan is another step toward resolution. Thank you to all of the survivors who stood up and spoke their truths. Your voices were heard.” A hearing date to approve the disclosure statement has been scheduled for August 9th.  Disclosure Statement for Joint Plan 6-28-18Joint Plan of...


MAY 31 2018

Sexual Abuse Survivors and the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis Announce Joint Bankruptcy Plan


MAY 10 2018

“His purported reasoning for choosing to keep the identities of the credibly accused abusers secret is deceptive, duplicative and dishonest.” – Attorney Mike Reck (Ogdensburg, New York) – Diocese of Ogdensburg Bishop Terry LaValley’s statements to North Country Public Radio are archaic and abominable and showcase a culture of cover-up and lack of understanding. His purported reasoning for choosing to keep the identities of the credibly accused abusers secret is deceptive, duplicative and dishonest. Of course the identities of the survivors of these crimes against children are to be protected. ...