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Probe of Crookston bishop in month 15, while Catholics urge action

Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner Title: Probe of Crookston bishop in month 15, while Catholics urge action Author: JD Flynn Publisher: The Pillar Date: 15JAN2021 News: ‘Vos estis lux mundi’ More than 15 months into the first U.S. investigation of a bishop under norms approved by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, says it has

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A ‘time of crisis’ for Poland’s Catholic Church

Poland Catholic Church Crisis Title: A ‘time of crisis’ for Poland’s Catholic Church Author: Donald Snyder Publisher: National Catholic Reporter Date:  15JAN2021 It was a gloomy forecast for the Polish Catholic Church. “I say it’s a dark night for the church,” said Zbigniew Nosowski, one of Poland’s prominent intellectuals. “It is a difficult time of

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EXCLUSIVE: Leaked transcript shows NY church’s attempt to block Child Victims Act

Catholic Attempt Block CVA Title: EXCLUSIVE: Leaked transcript shows NY church’s attempt to block Child Victims Act Author: Pete Madden Publisher: ABC Newz Date: 14JAN2021 When Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, introduced the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program to the public in Oct. 2016, he expressed

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AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 million

AUSTRAC Vatican Software Bungle Title: AUSTRAC claimed the Vatican wired $2.3 billion to Australia. The true figure was $9.5 million Author: Bevan Shields Publisher:  The Sydney Morning Herald Date: 14JAN2021 London: The financial crime watchdog has issued a grovelling apology after accidentally telling Parliament that the Vatican transferred $2.3 billion to Australia over seven years

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Trove of Buffalo Diocese abuse records turned over to victims in bankruptcy court

Buffalo Diocese secret files Title: Trove of Buffalo Diocese abuse records turned over to victims in bankruptcy court Author: Jay Tokasz Publisher: The Buffalo News Date: 10Jan2021 Lawyers and survivors of childhood sexual abuse are reviewing more than 25,000 pages of internal Buffalo Diocese documents relating to clergy abuse, diocesan finances and personnel files. Diocese

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Pope Francis abolishes pontifical
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The Mystery of the Vatican – Australia money pipeline

Vatican Australia Money Transfers Title: The Mystery of the Vatican – Australia money pipeline Author: JD Flynn Publisher: The Pillar Date: 09JAN2021 What we know, and what we don’t. A Pillar Explainer. An Australian newspaper called The Australian reported last month that since 2014, billions of dollars have been transferred from the Vatican to bank

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Most viewed posts 2020: Father Glen Walsh paid a heavy price (Sep 9, 2020)

Glen Walsh Heavy Price Title: Most viewed posts 2020: Father Glen Walsh paid a heavy price (Sep 9, 2020) Author: Chris Geraghty Publisher: John Menadue – Pearls and Irritations Date: 07JAN2021 The revelations never end about priests and brothers, of monsignors and bishops with their secret sexual lives, masturbating, buggerizing, sodomizing and raping boys and

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Is Money Laundering the Reason for Unexplained Funds Transfer from the Vatican to Australia?

Vatican Money Laundering AUSTRAC Title: Is Money Laundering the Reason for Unexplained Funds Transfer from the Vatican to Australia? Author: Edward Pentin Publisher: National Catholic Register Date: 08JAN2021 Senior Vatican officials tell the Register they are continuing to investigate reports that $1.8 billion was wired between 2014 and 2020, but what happened and why remains

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Australian agency reviewing data on Vatican money transfers

AUSTRAC Vatican Money Transfers Title: Australian agency reviewing data on Vatican money transfers Author: Nicole Winfield with contribution from Rod McGuirk Publisher: ABCNews/Associated Press Date: 07JAN2021 Australia’s financial intelligence agency says it’s reviewing its data after questions were raised about its report that $1.8 billion was transferred from the Vatican to Australia over six years.

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Australian bishops puzzled by reported money transfers from Vatican

AUSTRAC Vatican Transfers Australia Title: Australian bishops puzzled by reported money transfers from Vatican Author: Ines San Martin Publisher: Crux Date: 04JAN2021 Australia’s bishops are seeking answers after the country’s financial watchdog reported that there have been over 47,000 separate transfers from the Vatican or affiliates worth $1.8 billion in the past seven years. Both

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