THIS WEEK IN SEX ABUSE OF CHILDREN BY PEDOPHILE CATHOLIC PRIESTS [DECEMBER 30, 2017]

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Priest on Leave for Child Sex Abuse Allegations Returns to “Ecstatic …

Patheos (blog)Dec 28, 2017
The local diocese posted a statement cheering Sullivan’s return, emphasizing that its clergy abuse review panel decided the boy who accused him was “not credible.” The young boy had said that, in 2008, Sullivan engaged in “unpermitted sexual conduct” with him. But the Church’s lawyers deposed him and decided …

Cardinal Law’s complex role in the contemporary history of clergy

National Catholic ReporterDec 28, 2017
Public awareness of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy actually dates from 1984. It was triggered by the public exposure of widespread sexual violation of children by a single priest in the Diocese of Lafayette, Louisiana, and its systemic cover-up by the church’s leadership that lasted well over a decade. Cardinal Bernard Law …

Former NL priest John Corrigan convicted in sexual abuse scandal …

The Telegram44 minutes ago
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s also commissioned an inquiry in 1989 into the sexual abuse of boys by members of the clergy and Christian Brothers. It was chaired by Lt-Gov. Gordon Winter, an Anglican. The commission strongly criticized the Archdiocesan administration for its handling of child abuse …

John Corrigan, who pleaded guilty in church sexabuse scandal, dies

CBC.ca19 hours ago
One of the first priests charged in connection with the Roman Catholic sexabuse scandal in the 1980s has died. In 1988 Father John Corrigan pleaded guilty to five charges of gross indecency and two counts of sexual assault on boys between the ages of 10 and 13. Eight other charges originally filed against the priest …

Stories of the Year: Ex-priest faces sex abuse charges out of …

Seacoastonline.comDec 28, 2017
KENNEBUNKPORT — New allegations of molestation against a former priest from Boston, Massachusetts, who was a central figure in the Boston archdiocese’s sex abuse scandal, surfaced this year with ties to Kennebunkport. Ronald Paquin, 75, has been indicted on 31 counts of sexual misconduct stemming from an …

North Korea, indigenous issues, clergy abuse were top stories

Pacific Daily News11 hours ago
Threats from North Korea, legal problems with a political status vote and the Chamorro Land Trust Act, a growing clergy sex abuse scandal and the high-profile trial of a police officer were all among Guam’s top stories of 2017. Here’s a look back at a year that will be remembered for international tensions and controversial …

Judge denies bankruptcy plans for Twin Cities Archdiocese …

Minneapolis Star TribuneDec 28, 2017
In a ruling Thursday, Judge Robert Kressel ordered the archdiocese, insurance companies, parishes, a creditors’ committee and sexual abuse survivors back to mediation. Kressel said the compensation plan presented by survivors of the abuse would require too much time and money to carry out, while the archdiocese …

Story No. 5: Vatican tribunal, $500M in sex abuse lawsuits

The Guam Daily Post1 hour ago
The suspended archbishop was located in Fairfield county near San Francisco, California, in January last year by private investigators hired by attorney David Lujan. Lujan represents Apuron’s accusers and dozens of other child sex abuse victims who have filed lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Agana, former clergy …

Please, parliament: protect kids from pedophile priests

The AustralianDec 25, 2017
A total of 37 per cent of the 15,000 survivors who came forward to the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse were sexually assaulted within the Catholic Church. These atrocious crimes against children were not committed by suburban delinquents or bikie gangs — but by your local clergy.

Lawyers seek settlement in abuse suits against Guam archbishop

Observer14 hours ago
HAGÅTÑA, Guam — A could be reached soon in four sexual abuse cases filed last year against Archbishop Anthony S. Apuron in Guam district court. … deceased former altar boy Joseph “Sonny” Quinata sued Apuron last fall, accusing him of molesting and/or raping the boys in the late 1970s, when he was a parish priest.

Priest jailed for 18 years over child sex abuse

Brinkwire (press release)Dec 23, 2017
LONDON – A priest was jailed for 18 years on Thursday for sexual abusing boys at a top British Catholic school in crimes dating back to the 1970s. Andrew Soper, 74, fled … Giving evidence, Soper denied using the cane as a ruse to abuse boys who were given the choice of six lashes with trousers on, or three with them off.

Abusive Priest Escapes Justice by Killing Himself Amid Police …

Patheos (blog)Dec 24, 2017
That being said, I also don’t think the priest’s death is something to celebrate. Much like the Kentucky politician and pastor who killed himself during an investigation into sexual abuse charges brought by a 17-year-old member of his church, Csaszar evaded what would likely have been a guilty verdict and a prison sentence.

Sex abuse lawsuit seeks $70 million in assets from Montana diocese

The Christian TimesDec 25, 2017
Attorneys for victims of sex abuse have filed a lawsuit against a bankrupt Catholic diocese in Montana last week to ensure that more than $70 million in assets will … victims are also seeking access to the Gergen Trust, a batch of investments and mineral rights that were transferred by a priest to the diocese during the 1970s.

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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