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Gretna councilman says he’s victim of notorious clergy abuser at dramatic legislative hearing

Jackie Berthelot Clergy Abuse Title: Gretna councilman says he’s victim of notorious clergy abuser at dramatic legislative hearing Author: Ramon Antonio Vargas Publisher: Nola.Com Date: 03MAY2021 A Gretna City Council member revealed that he was sexually preyed on in grade school by one of the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ most notorious clergy abusers when he

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New Orleans archdiocese announces changes to how it will respond to clerical abuse claims

New Orleans Clergy Abuse Title: New Orleans archdiocese announces changes to how it will respond to clerical abuse claims Authors:  Ramon Antonio Vargas & David Hammer WWL-TV Publisher: NOLA.com Date: 11FEB2021 Weeks after pledging to collaborate with a group of clergy sex abuse survivors, the Archdiocese of New Orleans on Thursday announced changes to the way

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Monster in our midst: How pedophile New Orleans clergyman stayed near prey

George Brignac New Orleans Title: Monster in our midst: How pedophile New Orleans clergyman stayed near prey Authors: Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer Publisher: NOLA.com Date: 16DEC2020 It was 1953, and George Brignac was fresh out of high school when he joined the regional chapter of the Christian Brothers. He spent seven years with

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Priest abuse victims question if Archdiocese properly investigated, referred cases to Vatican

Paul Calamari Mark Vath Title: Priest abuse victims question if Archdiocese properly investigated, referred cases to Vatican Author: David Hammer and Ramon Antonio Vargas Publisher: WWL-TV Date: 05NOV2020 NEW ORLEANS — Mark Vath thought the sexual abuse complaint he filed against his father’s cousin, a Roman Catholic priest named Paul Calamari, was resolved when the

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Rev. Pat Wattigny, Louisiana priest accused of sexual abuse, arrested in Georgia

Rev. Pat Wattigny Arrested Title: Rev. Pat Wattigny, Louisiana priest accused of sexual abuse, arrested in Georgia Author: Ramon Antonio Vargas & David Hammer Publisher: Nola.Com Date: 23OCT2020 Police in Georgia have arrested Roman Catholic priest Patrick Wattigny on a St. Tammany Parish warrant accusing him of sexually abusing a minor in 2013 while he was

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Archbishop Aymond asking all diocesan priests credibly accused of child sex abuse to leave the clergy entirely

New Orleans Archbishop Aymond Title: Archbishop Aymond asking all diocesan priests credibly accused of child sex abuse to leave the clergy entirely Authors: David Hammer & Ramon Antonio Vargas Publisher: NOLA.Com Date: 21OCT2020 In his most aggressive action to date while managing the fallout of an ongoing clerical molestation scandal, New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond

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Priest who allegedly admitted 2013 child sex abuse under investigation by St. Tammany deputies

Rev. Patrick Wattigny Investigation Title: Priest who allegedly admitted 2013 child sex abuse under investigation by St. Tammany deputies Authors: Ramon Antonio Vargas, Sara Pagones, David Hammer, Staff writers and WWL-TV Publisher: NOLA.com Date: 15OCT2020 The St. Tammany Parish Sheriff’s Office confirmed this week that it is leading a criminal investigation into the Rev. Patrick Wattigny

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7 Names To Be Added To New Orleans Clergy Abuse List

New Orleans Clergy Crimes Title: 7 Names To Be Added To New Orleans Clergy Abuse List Authors: Ramon Antonio Vargas and David Hammer Publisher: WWL-TV Date: 14OCT2020 The Archdiocese said it relied on the audit from the Franciscans to determine the friars should be added to the local list of clergy with substantiated claims. NEW ORLEANS

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Shocking Allegations From Pearl River Priest’s Arrest Last Week

Travis Clark Sex Scandal Title: Shocking Allegations From Pearl River Priest’s Arrest Last Week Authors: Ramon Antonio Vargas & David Hammer Publisher: WWLTV.com Date: 08OCT2020 Travis Clark, the pastor of Sts. Peter and Paul since 2019, was booked with obscenity last week for the alleged encounter. PEARL RIVER, La. — New, salacious details from police about

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