Thursday, November 14, 2013

LATEST NEWS ON Roman Catholic Church Priests Sex Abuse Cases .


Wisconsin: Judge in Abuse Case Won’t Step Down
The judge refused to recuse himself from a case involving the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee after it was suggested he had a conflict of interest because relatives are buried in archdiocesan cemeteries.


Newark Archbishop Denies That Criticism Led to Moves
Archbishop John J. Myers defended the appointment of a cleric as coadjutor archbishop, saying it was not related to criticism over his own handling of a sexually abusive priest.

    Vatican Says It’s Assisting Dominicans in Abuse Case
    The Vatican denies it tried to shield Archbishop Jozef Wesolowski, by recalling him to Rome.

      Vatican Removes Its Envoy to Dominican Republic
      After the papal envoy was abruptly recalled from his post by the Vatican, the authorities in the Dominican Republic said they would look into rumors of child sexual abuse.


        Judge Is Asked by Creditors of Archdiocese to Leave Case
        Where one side in a Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy case sees a conflict of interest, the other sees an effort at judge shopping.

          New Mexico: Gallup Diocese Will File for Bankruptcy
          The Diocese of Gallup plans to petition for Chapter 11 reorganization in federal bankruptcy court because of mounting legal claims over sexual abuse by clergy members.

            Chile: 3 Sue Over Sexual Abuse Cases
            Three men who say they were sexually abused as teenagers by a prominent Catholic priest filed a lawsuit against the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Santiago.

              California: Religious Orders Release More Files on Sexual Abuse
              Hundreds of pages of secret church files were released on Wednesday, shedding light on the careers of a dozen clergy members accused of sexually abusing children.


                The Faithful’s Failings
                The Catholic Church isn’t the only place where child sexual abuse cases have exposed religious communities as havens for wrongdoing.

                    Pope Overhauls Vatican Laws
                    The legislation criminalized leaks of Vatican information and specifically listing sexual violence, prostitution and possession of child pornography as crimes against children.


                      The Church’s Errant Shepherds
                      Cardinal Dolan and other Catholic leaders have responded to the abuse crisis the way the cunning chieftains of a corporation might.

                        Church Assets and Abuse
                        A reader says Cardinal Timothy Dolan needs to be forthcoming about the disposition of church assets.

                          Cardinal Dolan and the Sexual Abuse Scandal
                          Newly released court documents make it shockingly clear that Cardinal Timothy Dolan shielded millions of dollars from victims.


                            Dolan Sought to Protect Church Assets, Files Show
                            The documents reveal that Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan, as Milwaukee’s archbishop, moved to protect $57 million in church assets from sexual-abuse victims.

                            Audit Finds Sexual Abuse Was Topic Decades Ago
                            An auditors’ report found that sexual abuse by friars in the St. Joseph Province of the Capuchin Order was discussed at meetings as far back as 1932.

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