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Sun StaffDefrocked West Baltimore priest Maurice Blackwell will not face a new trial on charges that he sexually assaulted a onetime choirboy who later shot him, the state's attorney's office said yesterday, bringing to a definitive end a contentious case that...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Criminals, Abusive Behavior, Trials
Los Angeles TimesCOVINGTON, Ky. - Marking the largest settlement yet in the Roman Catholic Church's sexual abuse crisis, the Covington Diocese said yesterday that it had agreed to pay up to $120 million to alleged victims of child molestation. The amount, which must be...
Sun StaffCHICAGO - A board set up by U.S. Catholic bishops to examine the church's sexual abuse crisis recommended a sweeping study yesterday to provide a better understanding of why priests abused minors. Dr. Paul McHugh, a professor and former director of the...
Sun StaffWith financial settlements in the church's sexual abuse scandal costing more than $1 billion, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops are expected this week to retain their zero tolerance policy - permanently dismissing priests from the ministry for any act...
Sun StaffMaurice Blackwell, the former priest of St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in West Baltimore, was convicted yesterday of molesting a parish choirboy, who years later shot him. The defrocked priest, found guilty of three counts of child sexual abuse that...
Tags: Judges, Justice System, Baton Rouge, Trials, Roman Catholicism
Sun Television CriticWith the election of a new pope yesterday, the networks once again interrupted regular programming to join the all-news cable channels for continuous live coverage from the Vatican. Instantly, tens of millions of screens in homes and offices around the...
Sun StaffClaiming "a circus-like atmosphere where it was impossible for the defendant to receive a fair trial," the attorney for a defrocked Baltimore priest convicted last week of molesting a former parishioner at St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in West...
Associated PressThe nation's Roman Catholic bishops won Vatican approval yesterday for their revised sex abuse policy, requiring every diocese to bar priests who molest children from working in the church. Vatican authorization makes the plan church law for the United...
Tags: Sex, Abusive Behavior, The Pope, John Paul II, Child Abuse
Sun StaffWASHINGTON -- Hoping to put 10 months of scandal behind them, the nation's Roman Catholic bishops overwhelmingly approved yesterday a revised sexual-abuse policy that they pledge will keep any priest who has molested a child from ever serving in the...
Sun StaffPope Benedict XVI selected yesterday a San Francisco bishop with a reputation as a conservative theologian to take over his former job - one of the most powerful in the Catholic hierarchy and instrumental in shaping the direction of the church....
Sun StaffBaltimore priests responded with sadness and anger yesterday after the release of a detailed account of Roman Catholic clergy accused of child sexual abuse over the past seven decades, expressing concern that the church is trying to quell scandal at the...
Sun StaffFrom the lawsuits that forced the most damaging revelations of sexual abuse in Boston, to an Irish Catholic judge who made them public, to the uprisings of laity and priests demanding his resignation, the forces that finally brought down Cardinal...
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