Tag: Clergy abuse

Pennsylvania bishop pledges transparency in dealing with abuse reports

Pennsylvania bishop pledges transparency in dealing with abuse reports

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Bishop Mark L. Bartchak of Altoona-Johnstown committed the Pennsylvania diocese to be transparent in its efforts related to the sexual abuse of minors by clergy and to make public the names of all priests found to have a credible allegation of abuse against them and the status of each man within the diocese.

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Burns: Church must ‘remain vigilant’ to protect children from ‘scourge of abuse’

Burns: Church must ‘remain vigilant’ to protect children from ‘scourge of abuse’

| March 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

A Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sexual abuse of hundreds of children over several decades and an Oscar win for “Spotlight,” about the Boston abuse scandal, “brought painful, but important, reminders that we must remain vigilant in our efforts to protect children from the scourge of abuse,” said Bishop Edward J. Burns of Juneau, Alaska.

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Cardinal tells Australian abuse hearing he won’t defend indefensible

Cardinal tells Australian abuse hearing he won’t defend indefensible

| March 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Vatican’s prefect of the Secretariat for the Economy, Cardinal George Pell, told a special hearing of Australia’s Royal Commission Into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he was not trying “to defend the indefensible.”

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Report: Priests abused hundreds of kids in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

Report: Priests abused hundreds of kids in Altoona-Johnstown Diocese

| March 1, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hundreds of children were sexually abused over at least 40 years by priests and other religious leaders in the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown, a statewide grand jury found.

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Msgr. Lynn’s conviction overturned; court calls for new trial

Msgr. Lynn’s conviction overturned; court calls for new trial

| Matthew Gambino | January 7, 2016 | 1 Comment

The landmark trial of Msgr. William Lynn, the first high-ranking American Catholic churchman convicted of a crime in connection with the clergy sexual abuse scandal, will play out again as Pennsylvania Superior Court threw out his July 2012 conviction and ordered a new trial.

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Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the Nov. 6 release of the new movie “Spotlight” — a film that centers on the investigation by the Boston Globe that brought the clergy sexual abuse scandal out into the open in 2002 — the curtain is raised yet again on a tragic piece of history in the U.S. Church.

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Spotlight

Spotlight

| John Mulderig | November 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

The clergy abuse-themed drama “Spotlight” is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely.

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Milwaukee’s bankruptcy plan approved, provides $21 million for survivors

Milwaukee’s bankruptcy plan approved, provides $21 million for survivors

| Brian T. Olszewski | November 10, 2015 | 0 Comments

A nearly five-year chapter in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s history came to a close Nov. 9, when Chief Judge Susan V. Kelley of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin approved the archdiocese’s plan of reorganization.

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A year after Doe 1

A year after Doe 1

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

What the ‘new day’ and ‘new way’ look like now

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Diocese of Duluth clergy abuse case underway in Ramsey County court

Diocese of Duluth clergy abuse case underway in Ramsey County court

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the first case under the Minnesota Child Victims Act to go to trial, John Doe 30 is suing the Diocese of Duluth in Ramsey County District Court, alleging it failed to protect him against an abusive priest in the 1970s.

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Archdiocese, state in ongoing talks on criminal and civil charges

Archdiocese, state in ongoing talks on criminal and civil charges

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota will continue meeting outside of court to discuss criminal and civil charges the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office filed against the archdiocese, attorneys for both parties said in an initial hearing Oct. 29 in Ramsey County Court.

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Judge grants access to sexual abuse claims to leaders from implicated parishes

Judge grants access to sexual abuse claims to leaders from implicated parishes

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Sept. 3 that access to confidential sexual abuse claims made against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis shall include parishes implicated in the claims.

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