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Friends in Christ, This morning I sent this letter to Archbishop Jose H. Gomez giving the history and context of what we have been through since the mid-1980s. There is nothing confidential in my letter. I have been encouraged by … Continue reading

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“LA archdiocese to release accused priests’ files ” & related article

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fresnobee.com Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 | 10:58 AM The Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Five years after settling with sex abuse victims, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles says it will release the confidential personnel files of about 200 accused priests. … Continue reading

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“Wrap it in old stinky underwear…”

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Small wonder we get upset.  Look at this: 25 September 2012: “Priest linked to sex abuse in US, expelled by Dominicans” & related article This Philippine-born former Dominican sexually molested two boys in Los Angeles, claimed one of the boys … Continue reading

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George Pell puts abuse at arm’s length

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The Australian 24 August 2012 by: jared owens AUSTRALIA’S most senior Catholic, Sydney Archbishop George Pell, has authorised an extraordinary 4000-word statement publicly distancing himself from responsibility for the church’s mishandling of sexual abuse investigations around the country. The 15-page … Continue reading

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Abuse probe dogs bishop, despite Rigali’s unorthodox role

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The Philadelphia Inquirer July 22, 2012 By John P. Martin, Inquirer Staff Writer Bishop Michael Bransfield in 2005, when he was named to head Wheeling-Charleston.… In March 2008, Cardinal Justin F. Rigali handed Bishop Michael J. Bransfield welcome news. After … Continue reading

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Priests failed to pass on sexual assault admission to police

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ABC News Australia Updated July 03, 2012 09:00:46 AM By Lindy Kerin and staff The Roman Catholic Church is again embroiled in claims of a cover-up over its handling of child sexual assault allegations involving priests. The ABC’s Four Corners … Continue reading

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Canadian cardinal, representing pope, meets with Irish abuse victims

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The BC Catholic Thursday, 14 June 2012 09:11 By Catholic News Service DUBLIN Canadian Cardinal Marc Ouellet, left, and Archbishop Charles Brown, apostolic nuncio to Ireland, visit the “penitential beds” containing the remains of Celtic monastic life at Lough Derg … Continue reading

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‘Hung’ jury told to keep trying in clergy sex-abuse case

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philly.com Posted: Wed, Jun. 20, 2012, 10:04 AM By John P. Martin and Joseph A. Slobodzian INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Philadelphia Daily News Monsignor William Lynn arrives at the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia for a question by the jury on … Continue reading

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Articles re visitation report on the the Irish college in Rome

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Priests furious at inspection into ‘gay-friendly’ Irish college independent.ie 16 June 2012 Papal Nuncio Archbishop Charles John Brown, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and Cardinal Marc Ouellet, Papal Legate, with Taoiseach Enda Kenny at a reception to mark the 50th International Eucharistic … Continue reading

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Pope’s envoy apologizes to Irish victims of clerical sex abuse

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Reuters DUBLIN | Wed Jun 13, 2012 1:41pm EDT (Reuters) – An envoy for Pope Benedict has apologized in person to child victims of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests, a gesture that highlights the Vatican’s concerns over its deteriorating … Continue reading

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