Category Archives: Bishops

“Court document lists $15 million in quiet sex-abuse settlements by London diocese” & related article

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Toronto StarThu., June 28, 2018 By Sandro ContentaFeature WriterMary OrmsbyFeature Writer A decade-long court battle between the Roman Catholic Diocese of London and its insurance company has disclosed $15 million in largely secret settlements to people who sued priests for … Continue reading

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“Pa. Supreme Court blocks release of priest sex abuse report” & related article

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The Morning Call   (Allentown, PA) 20 June 2018 The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked the expected release of a massive report examining sexual abuse and misconduct by priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Allentown. The state’s high court issued … Continue reading

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“Pope sends abuse investigators back to Chile, ‘ashamed’ church didn’t listen” & related articles

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CW 39 Houston Posted 7:14 AM, June 1, 2018, by CNN Wire (CNN) — Pope Francis is sending investigators back to Chile to look into historical child abuse and accusations a bishop covered up crimes against minors, the Vatican said … Continue reading

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Catholic boys’ school settles 5 sex-abuse suits; former teacher admits he had sex with 50 boys

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Post Crescent USA Today Network Published 6:09 p.m. CT June 1, 2018 | Updated 6:27 a.m. CT June 2, 2018 Abbott Koloff, The (Bergen County, N.J.) Record (Photo: Robert Sciarrino, The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger via AP) MORRISTOWN, N.J. — The … Continue reading

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Clergy abuse victims settle with Twin Cities archdiocese for $210M

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Clergy abuse settlement is the largest of its kind in the U.S. The Star Trubune May 31, 2018 — 10:10pm By Jean Hopfensperger and Rochelle Olson Star Tribune The wrenching bankruptcy that forced a reckoning on the Archdiocese of St. … Continue reading

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Most go that route

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Previously convicted molester Father Barry McGrory has been committed to stand trial on the charges from all three complainants.  And, yes, that means that the charges include those related to the allegations of one complainant who did not testify at … Continue reading

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Bishop Cantú breaks silence on Hobbs priest accused of sexual abuse

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Las Cruces Sun-New Published 8:00 p.m. MT May 30, 2018 Carlos Andres López, Las Cruces Sun-News (Photo: Josh Bachman/Sun-News) LAS CRUCES – Las Cruces Bishop Oscar Cantú on Wednesday disputed allegations that the diocese conspired to cover up an investigation … Continue reading

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Accused Belmont County Priest Had Been Blackmail Victim; Sex Abuse Investigation Ongoing

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The Inteligencer,  Wheel News-Register  (Wheeling WV) May 30, 2018 Matt Saxton. City Editor Msgr. Mark Froehlich was once a priest at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bridgeport, shown here. Froehlich is facing a sex abuse allegation. Photo by Scott McCloskey … Continue reading

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Despite warnings, past Buffalo bishops returned abusive clergy to parishes

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The Buffalo News Published   May 27, 2018 | Updated May 27, 2018 By Jay Tokasz When a mother complained that the Rev. Norbert F. Orsolits propositioned her teenage son in a bar, the Diocese of Buffalo quietly sent him away … Continue reading

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“Retired priest facing allegations” & related article

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 Froehlich denies accuser’s allegations The Times Leader May 29, 2018 MATT SAXTON For The Times Leader BRIDGEPORT — A retired Belmont County Catholic priest and former schoolteacher has been relieved of active ministry duties after the Roman Catholic Diocese of … Continue reading

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