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I was unable to post a blog on the evening of 17 May when we stopped in Ottawa Illinois for the night. We arrived at our destination safely on Friday evening.  I only this evening got the password to the get … Continue reading

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St. Patrick’s priest Wayne Dohey won’t be charged: archbishop

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Will remain suspended pending conclusion of internal investigation CBC News Posted: May 18, 2014 5:18 PM NT| Last Updated: May 18, 2014 5:25 PM NT Father Wayne Dohey Father Wayne Dohey has been removed as the parish priest for St. … Continue reading

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No clergy to be prosecuted after three-year probe

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Investigation into abuse hampered by lack of laws at the time over reporting sexual crimes The Irish Independent 21 July 2013 Maeve Sheehan   Co-operated: Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin allowed the investigation team access to diocese files  NOT a … Continue reading

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Brother avoids charges

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The Newcastle Herald April 29, 2013, 11 p.m. By JOANNE MCCARTHY BROTHER ANTHONY WHELAN A CATHOLIC Brother will not be charged for failing to report child sex allegations to police in the 1970s because it was ‘‘not in the public … Continue reading

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JOANNE MCCARTHY: ‘Mistakes’ of the past

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The Newcastle Herald (Australia) April 30, 2013, 11 p.m. IN 1996, the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions declined to prosecute a senior Hunter Catholic priest, Monsignor Patrick Cotter, for failing to report the crimes of paedophile priest Vince … Continue reading

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Sex probe after man accuses 2 priests

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DETECTIVES are investigating historical claims of abuse made against two priests. The Evening Times (Scotland) 29 April 2013 Rachel Loxton Reporter It came after a father-of-two claimed a priest raped him at one of Scotland’s holiest Catholic sites, Carfin Grotto, … Continue reading

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Greenwood County deputies say man won’t pursue 15-year-old abuse charges against priest

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The Republic The Associated Press 23 April 2013 4:01 pm EDT GREENWOOD, South Carolina — Greenwood County deputies say a man who said he was inappropriately touched by priest 15 years ago has decided not to pursue charges because he … Continue reading

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“Victim refuses to pursue charges” & related articles

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GCSO investigation closed in priest case Greenwood Index Journal 23 April 2013 By Scott J. Bryan Hayden Vaverek An alleged victim of sexual misconduct of a minor by a Catholic priest will not pursue criminal charges, a Greenwood County Sheriff’s … Continue reading

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MacDonald: Father Stuart MacDonald

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Stuart A. MacDonald Priest Diocese of St. Catharine’s, Ontario.  Ordained 17 May 1997. Canon lawyer.  November 2012 was discharged from his duties as chaplain at Wyoming Catholic College after complaints of, amongst others things,  sexual misconduct, alcohol, “very bad language” … Continue reading

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“Priest Hugh Kennedy cleared of allegations after police probe ends” & related article

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The Belfast Telegraph Monday, 19 November 2012 By David Young No criminal charges will be brought against a west Belfast priest who stepped down after the Catholic Church received claims about his conduct. Father Hugh Kennedy (55) was asked to … Continue reading

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