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Former Hastings priest acquitted of sexual abuse charges

A former priest was acquitted Tuesday of charges that he sexually abused a boy at a church in Hastings more than two decades ago.

A Dakota County jury found Francis Hoefgen, 64, not guilty of first degree criminal sexual conduct for allegedly abusing the boy from 1989 to 1992 at the parochial school at St. 372 more words

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Judge Criticizes Archdiocese For Relying On Legal Notices

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge has criticized the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for relying on legal notices to inform sex-abuse victims about an impending deadline for filing claims. 118 more words

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2 more accused priests identified by Diocese of Winona

The Catholic Diocese of Winona has released the names of two more priests suspected of child abuse.

The two priests named by the Winona Diocese are Fathers Harold Mountain and Thomas Duane, both deceased, … 206 more words

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Polish priest jailed seven years over child sex abuse, Dartmouth 'Animal House' fraternity probed

Polish priest jailed for seven years over child sex abuse
WARSAW Wed Mar 25, 2015

(Reuters) – A Catholic priest accused of sexually abusing children in Poland and the Dominican Republic was sentenced to seven years in jail by a Polish court on Wednesday…. 334 more words

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Father Charlie had curious hands, Terminated Chi Phi fraternity put pledge in casket, Fukuoka bans yakuza finger cutting

“(Father) Sylvestre, like most predators, had been cunning. His public demonstrativeness cast doubt on anything he might be accused of doing behind closed doors, especially because he was such a powerful and beloved man.” 1,382 more words

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Apparently the VATICAN does not realize its own ignorance and liability ...

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — A bishop was ordained in southern Chile on Saturday amid riot police and shouting protesters who accuse him of covering up crimes of a mentor the Vatican has sanctioned for abusing young boys. 512 more words

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