Tag: child sexual abuse

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Cash-strapped Buffalo Diocese wants to speed up bankruptcy case

Buffalo Diocese Bankruptcy Case Title: Cash-strapped Buffalo Diocese wants to speed up bankruptcy case Author: Jay Tokasz Publisher: The Buffalo News Date: 06OCT2020 Buffalo Diocese officials, citing a sharp decline in donations and an estimated $4 million per year in bankruptcy costs, are pleading with a federal judge to speed up its reorganization by reducing the

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Former priest Sabine Griego dies weeks before trial

Sabine Griego Dies Pre-Trial Title: Former priest Sabine Griego dies weeks before trial Author: Colleen Heild Publisher: Albuquerque Journal Date: 05OCT2020 A former Catholic priest accused of committing “heinous” sexual acts against children in New Mexico decades ago has died just weeks before he was to go on trial for the first-degree sexual abuse of a

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Priest in NJ, former prep school chaplain, charged with endangering students

Salvatore DiStefano Child Endangerment Title: Priest in NJ, former prep school chaplain, charged with endangering students Author: CNA Staff Publisher: Catholic News Agency (CNA) Date: 05OCT2020 CNA Staff, Oct 5, 2020 / 12:01 pm MT (CNA).- Fr. Salvatore DiStefano, a former boys’ prep school chaplain in New Jersey, was charged Thursday with use of children

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R.I. judge hears arguments over whether diocese can be sued as ‘perpetrator’ of abuse

Diocese ‘Perpetrator’ of Abuse Title: R.I. judge hears arguments over whether diocese can be sued as ‘perpetrator’ of abuse Author: Brian Amaral Publisher: Providence Journal Date: 30SEP2020 When Rhode Island lawmakers in 2019 extended the deadline to file lawsuits over childhood sexual abuse, they said victims could sue even if the clock had already run

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Before priest Pat Wattigny admitted sex abuse, texts to student led to resignation from Slidell school, church says

Predatory Priest Pat Wattigny Title: Before priest Pat Wattigny admitted sex abuse, texts to student led to resignation from Slidell school, church says Authors: Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer, Staff writers and WWL-TV Publisher: NOLA.Com Date:  02OCT2020 About four months before the Rev. Patrick Wattigny disclosed to the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New Orleans that

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Church sex abuse lawsuit by Navajo man targets diocese in Arizona, Indiana

James Grear Navajo lawsuit Title: Church sex abuse lawsuit by Navajo man targets diocese in Arizona, Indiana Author: AP Staff Publisher: Associated Press Date: 02OCT2020 PHOENIX — An Arizona man who says he was sexually abused by an Indiana priest more than 40 years ago sued church officials in both states Thursday, saying they allowed

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Report finds flaws in Catholic Church abuse-prevention plans

Catholic Abuse Prevention Flaws Title: Report finds flaws in Catholic Church abuse-prevention plans Author: David Crary (AP) Publisher: The Washington Post Date: 01OCT2020 NEW YORK — Child-protection policies adopted by Roman Catholic leaders to curb clergy sex abuse in the United States are inconsistent and often worryingly incomplete, according to a think tank’s two-year investigation

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