THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [Nov 12, 2016]

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French bishops try to make amends, fix sex abuse by priests

Washington PostNov 7, 2016
LOURDES, France — France’s Roman Catholic Church is trying to make amends for years of silence surrounding pedophilia among priests with a day of prayer …

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Retired priest: Catholic church knew of Guam sex abuses for decades

Pacific Daily NewsNov 9, 2016
The statement was released in connection with civil lawsuits filed by several former altar boys, who allege sexual abuse at the hands of Guam priests decades …

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Former Guam priest admits abuse, says church knew

Radio New ZealandNov 10, 2016
A retired priest in Guam says the island’s Catholic Church leadership has known for decades about sex abuses committed by clergy since the 1950s.

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S.I. church sex abuse victim still feels pain

New York Daily NewsNov 7, 2016
When “Don” told the priest who ran St. Michael’s Home for Children on Staten Island that one of his employees had molested him repeatedly over the previous …

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St. Louis Archdiocese settles sexual abuse lawsuit

KSDK.comNov 10, 2016
Initially, he was very spiritual and wanted to be come a priest. However … She says it’s often difficult for children to speak out about sex abuse because they feel …

Priest denies sex assault of schoolboy

Irish Examiner11 hours ago
Asked about the sexual abuse of the same complainant by another priest in the school, who pleaded guilty to charges, the defendant in this case said, “I was …

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Archdiocese reaches settlement with Florissant parents who say son …

STLtoday.comNov 10, 2016
LOUIS • Pat and Dan Harkins, who say their 21-year-old son killed himself in 2009 because of sexual abuse by a St. Louis priest years before, told reporters …

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Did Second Most Powerful Man at Top Catholic Order Sexually …

Daily BeastNov 5, 2016
… 58, had been accused of sexual abuse in a civil lawsuit filed in Waterbury, Conn. … Although it is a comparatively small order of 2,400 priests (the Jesuits have …

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Archbishop Wilson ordered to give evidence on pedophile priest

The AustralianNov 9, 2016
Senior cleric Brian Lucas, who was recently described before a royal commission as one of “the architects of the church’s response” to child sex abuse, has also …

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Report: Sex abuse at Island Catholic orphanage 70 years ago; pain …

SILive.comNov 8, 2016
… victims from pursuing litigation on child sex abuse cases after they turn 23, … closure and compensation to victim-survivors of abuse by priests or deacons of …

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Italian priest blames earthquakes on gay civil unions

The GuardianNov 5, 2016
An Italian priest has angered the Vatican after claiming the earthquakes that have … the last western European countries to legally recognise same-sex relationships, … The priest received a torrent of abuse after a scan of the leaflet was posted …

Priest back in WC to face charges

Wayne Independent11 hours ago

HAWLEY – A Roman Catholic priest has been extradited from New Jersey to face 40 felony counts of sexual abuse of children in Wayne County, District Attorney …

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Sudbury sex scandal resolved

The Sudbury StarNov 7, 2016
“There was no question it (sexual abuse) occurred … What is a life that was … At Marshall’s sentencing in June 2011, the man said the priest destroyed his life.

Database of Publicly Accused Priests in the United States

http://bishop-accountability.org/priestdb/PriestDBbylastName-W.html

National Survivor Advocates Coalition

https://nationalsurvivoradvocatescoalition.wordpress.com/

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  1. Way to go Rabbi Bob with decades old stories. In current news we have this story which you missed or overlooked …shalom

    Orthodox Rabbi accused of molesting 13 year old

    JTA
    Marc Gafni, a Jewish spiritual teacher accused of sexual misconduct, refuted claims that he repeatedly molested a 13-year-old girl when he was 19.
    In an article published Thursday in the Forward, Gafni responded to the account of Sara Kabakov, who claimed in January that he sexually abused her and told her to keep their relationship secret.
    “Over the last year, I have been attacked in the press and on Internet blogs, falsely accused of everything from sexual harassment to plagiarism. My character and work have been demeaned,” Gafni wrote. “The series of articles and blogs I’m referring to, particularly ones published in Jewish press, cite the alleged ‘molestation of Sara Kabakov, starting at age 13, by her former rabbi and spiritual guru, Marc Gafni.’ They present this claim as if it were an established and self-evident truth. It is not.”
    Gafni says in his piece that Kabakov, who he claims wrote him an impassioned love letter after they broke up, has changed her view of their relationship over time. The former Orthodox rabbi also argues that their age difference — he claims she was 14 for the majority of the relationship — was not seen as so significant at the time, in 1980, and not part of their “cultural awareness.”
    “Of critical importance is the fact that, 36 years ago, I hadn’t any awareness that her being a minor was an issue. We were 14 and 19 — teenagers, who had no knowledge of such things in New York, when, culturally, such topics were far less discussed than they are today,” he wrote.
    “I was a teenager in a relationship with a younger teenager.”
    In her piece published in January, Kabakov says Gafni would inappropriately touch her in bed while sleeping over at her parents’ house on Shabbat nights. She also said he groomed her into being “silent and fearful” about the relationship.
    Gafni has also been accused of climbing into bed naked with a 16-year-old while he was married in 1986. He left for Israel after the initial allegations of his conduct with Kabakov surfaced. There he was accused of having sexual relationships with several followers in a spiritual movement he led.
    He later returned to the United States, re-emerging in Utah as a practitioner of a Kabbalah-inspired philosophy called evolutionary spirituality. More recently, Gafni moved to California and founded the Center for Integral Wisdom.

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