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Italian prosecutors investigating reports of clerical pedophile ring in Rome

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CatholicCulture.org CWN 26 June 2013 A former Catholic priest who was convicted on sex-abuse charges has reportedly given Italian authorities the names of 20 other priests who were involved in child prostitution. Patrizio Poggi, who spent 5 years in prison, … Continue reading

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Revolving door

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I am just back from the Ottawa courthouse (Father Joe LeClair had a court date this morning). Father Joe LeClair was not there.  I didn’t really anticipate that he would be.  Once again, it was over and done with in … Continue reading

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US Catholics debate defrocking abusive priests

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Assocaited Press 03 May 2010 By ERIC GORSKI (AP) Much of the recent scrutiny of the Roman Catholic Church’s response to clergy sexual abuse has focused on whether the Vatican — and the man who is now pope — acted … Continue reading

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The Sexual Abuse Charges Facing Chile’s Catholic Church

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The Santiago Times http://www.santiagotimes.cl/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=18743:the-sexual-abuse-charges-facing-chiles-catholic-church-&catid=31:editorial-and-opinions&Itemid=143 Monday, 03 May 2010 05:41  Written by Translated by Steve Anderson     Editorial in Sunday’s La Tercera (Ed. Note: Sexual abuse charges against Father Fernando Karadima, 82, a living icon in the upscale part of Chile’s Catholic … Continue reading

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Catholics abandon church after abuse scandal

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Mass exodus from the Catholic Church in Denmark due to media reports of abuse of children by priests The Copenhagen Post online http://www.cphpost.dk/news/national/88-national/48870-catholics-abandon-church-after-abuse-scandal.html  Monday 03 May 2010                                     The Catholic Church in Denmark typically experiences a few dozen people leaving … Continue reading

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Catholic Church and paedophilia: Bishop’s scandal is widening

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Digital Journal (http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/291453) 01 May 2010 By Bart B. Van Bockstaele. The paedophilia scandal involving Catholic bishop Vangheluwe is widening, there may be a second victim in spite of the bishop’s assurances. Cardinal Danneels and archbishop Léonard are under fire … Continue reading

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Indian bishops frame child abuse norms

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The Times of India Apr 30, 2010, 01.09am IST Arun Ram, TNN, CHENNAI: With the clergy facing horrible child sex abuse charges in several countries, Catholic bishops of India have drafted guidelines for the clergymen across the world. From spelling … Continue reading

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Scoles: Father Bernard Scoles

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James Bernard Scoles (Father Bernard Scoles) Priest, Diocese Hamilton, Ontario.  Ordained 1962. Spent time at Southdown  – received favourable reports.  Recyled after it was known to Diocesan officials that he was a molester: molested again. 1996:  guilty plea to three counts … Continue reading

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Bromley: Father Ronald Bromley

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Ronald M Bromley priest Diocese of Grand Falls Newfoundland. Ordained 1963. I hope I have this right – it’s a little convoluted and I’m still sorting it out: 1998:   31 charges  related to  sex abuse by nine boys, the charges included … Continue reading

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Van Tighem: Father Frank Van Tighem

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Francis Patrick Van Frank Van Tighem Priest Diocese of Calgary, Alberta.  Ordained 04 June 1960.  In 1995 GUILTY to charges related to sex abuse of seven girls aged six to 17 – charges date from the year of Van Tighem’s … Continue reading

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