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Archdiocese To Seek Dismissal Of Abuse Lawsuit

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that’s already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests. 819 more words

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North Star State is a little dimmer these days; Church lawyer details cover-up claims on sex abuse

Even the ancients kept records.  If the ancients kept records and if everyone in litigious America keeps records today, who thinks they can get away with specifically denying facts that can/are recorded?   1,131 more words

Church Follies

Opinion: Pope's apology on sex abuse still doesn't cut it

After meeting Monday with six victims of sexual abuse by clergy members, Pope Francis apologized for the crimes committed against them and begged forgiveness “for the sins of omission on the part of church leaders who did not respond adequately to reports of abuse.” 63 more words

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European Court Decides Church Autonomy Case; Russian Judge Calls Clerical Celibacy a Human Rights Violation

I’m a little late getting to this, but I wanted to say a few words about Fernández Martínez v. Spain, the church autonomy case the European Court of Human Rights decided last month. 875 more words

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Pope begs for the forgiveness of sex abuse victims

Pope Francis promised to hold the bishops accountable for the protection of minors and begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors Monday. 595 more words

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Pope to sex abuse victims: I beg your forgiveness

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis begged forgiveness Monday from the victims of clergy sex abuse as he held his first meeting with several abuse survivors. 565 more words

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Seattle Archdiocese to pay 12 million to settle sex abuse claims

SEATTLE, June 25 (Reuters) – The Archdiocese of Seattle has agreed to pay about $12.125 million to 30 men who alleged they were sexually abused as children and teens at two Seattle-area schools from the 1950s until 1984, their attorney said. 252 more words

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