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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...
Times Staff WritersBOSTON - For more than 40 years, Roman Catholic Church officials here overlooked abuse ranging from the molestation of girls studying to become nuns, to drug use by priests with parish youth, to homosexual rape, according to thousands of pages of...
Associated PressBOSTON - In one of the biggest such settlements on record, the Archdiocese of Boston has agreed to pay up to $30 million to 86 people who accused now-defrocked priest John J. Geoghan of child molestation, the plaintiffs' lawyer said yesterday. "Accepting...
Associated PressST. LOUIS - A grand jury is investigating allegations of sexual abuse against 24 Catholic priests as part of a probe that began with the arrest of a defrocked clergyman in March, a prosecutor said. The state panel has been unable to pursue complaints...
Sun Foreign StaffVATICAN CITY - The man from Minnesota stood off to the side of St. Peter's Square and scrolled through the pictures on his digital camera with pride. He'd captured the dome of the basilica, the papal apartments, maybe the chimney of the Sistine Chapel -...
Sun StaffDespite a year of scandalous revelations involving the sexual abuse of children by priests, many Roman Catholics across the country are increasing their financial support of the church. Although Catholics express anger in national polls at the actions of...
Associated PressBOSTON - A $10 million settlement between the Boston Archdiocese and 86 alleged victims of child-molesting priest John Geoghan won final approval yesterday, six months after the church backed out of a much costlier agreement. A $10 million check from the...
Associated PressBOSTON - Cardinal Bernard Law said he promoted a now-indicted priest without looking at his personnel file, which included complaints of sexual abuse dating to 1966, according to transcripts of testimony released yesterday. As he has in the past, Law...
Los Angeles TimesBOSTON - The number of sexual abuse victims in the Boston archdiocese over the past six decades "likely exceeds 1,000" molested by more than 250 clergy and other church workers, the attorney general of Massachusetts concluded in a scathing report...
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Associated PressOMAHA, Neb. - The Omaha Archdiocese has admitted that negligent supervision of a Roman Catholic priest in the 1990s contributed to his sexual abuse of a 14-year-old altar boy, a judge said yesterday. So two civil lawsuits against the archdiocese...
Associated PressCAMBRIDGE, Mass. - A retired priest brought back to Massachusetts from San Diego to face accusations he repeatedly raped a boy during the 1980s pleaded innocent yesterday and was ordered held on $750,000 cash bail. The Rev. Paul Shanley, 71, had recently...
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Associated PressBOSTON - A proposed $10 million settlement for alleged sex abuse victims of defrocked priest John Geoghan is being closely watched as a possible model for resolution of hundreds of similar claims. Attorneys for the Boston Archdiocese and the 86 Geoghan...
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