Tag: Clergy abuse

A new day, a new way: putting children, victims/survivors first

A new day, a new way: putting children, victims/survivors first

| October 13, 2014 | 2 Comments

The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in our efforts to assure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.

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Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up in the small southwestern North Dakota town of Elgin in the 1960s, Fred Schilling understood that adults expected children to be quiet, and that priests were often placed in an exalted position.

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Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

| Carol Glatz | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Just as Jesus commanded pastors to leave their flock to find the lost sheep, the church must set out in search of all those who have been abused by clergy and offer them help, said one abuse survivor.

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Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make those norms and procedures clearer and, therefore, more effective, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

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Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

| Carol Glatz | July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than a meeting and homily, Pope Francis laid out a clear road map for the church when he celebrated Mass and welcomed abuse survivors to the Vatican.

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Irish abuse victim who met with pope calls it ‘huge vindication’

Irish abuse victim who met with pope calls it ‘huge vindication’

| Michael Kelly | July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the Irish survivors of clerical sexual abuse who met Pope Francis July 7 described the encounter as a “huge vindication” for her.

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Text of pope’s homily during Mass with survivors of clerical sex abuse

Text of pope’s homily during Mass with survivors of clerical sex abuse

I know that these wounds are a source of deep and often unrelenting emotional and spiritual pain, and even despair. Many of those who have suffered in this way have also sought relief in the path of addiction. Others have experienced difficulties in significant relationships, with parents, spouses and children. Suffering in families has been especially grave, since the damage provoked by abuse affects these vital family relationships.

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Vatican laicizes former nuncio in connection with abuse allegations

Vatican laicizes former nuncio in connection with abuse allegations

| Carol Glatz | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Vatican investigation has led to the expulsion of a former Vatican ambassador from the priesthood in response to allegations of sexually abusing minors.

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Archbishop Nienstedt returns to public ministry

Archbishop Nienstedt returns to public ministry

| March 11, 2014

Ramsey County Attorney’s Office says charges will not be filed

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Archdiocese files motion with state Court of Appeals

Archdiocese files motion with state Court of Appeals

| February 26, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has appealed a Ramsey County District Court judge’s rulings made earlier this month in a case involving the alleged sexual abuse of a minor.

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Lawsuits, extensive media coverage of clergy cases follow change in law

Lawsuits, extensive media coverage of clergy cases follow change in law

| February 26, 2014

This is the first time Minnesota has enacted a three-year window. The state twice previously eliminated the civil statute of limitations for cases of past child sexual abuse for one-year windows — in 1989 and 1991.

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Archdiocese followed mandated reporting requirements

Archdiocese followed mandated reporting requirements

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The archdiocese’s compliance with reporting laws was acknowledged at a St. Paul press conference June 29 attended by Ramsey County Attorney John Choi and St. Paul Police Chief Tom Smith.

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