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Man Charged In Former Priest Murder In Court

LEXINGTON (KY)WKYT  For the second time in a week, a man charged with killing a former Lexington priest returned to court. Jason Anthony Russell is charged with beating Joseph Pilger to death. His body was found in his Pleasant Pointe Drive home earlier this month. Russell was extradited back to Kentucky from Ohio two weeks … Read More
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Alleged sexual misconduct at St. John's Prep

DANVERS (MA)Danvers HeraldMichelle P. Mastronardi / Mmastron@Cnc.Com Wednesday, December 31, 2003 Brother resigns in wake of accusation A high-profile member of the staff at St. John's Preparatory School has resigned after an allegation of inappropriate sexual conduct was made recently by a former student. Read More
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Report: 26 minors accuse 18 Lafayette diocese priests of sex abuse

INDIANAWHASBy TOM COYNE  / Associated Press Eighteen Roman Catholic priests serving in north-central Indiana's Diocese of Lafayette have been accused of sexually abusing 26 minors since 1950, Bishop William L. Higi said Wednesday. Accusations against nine of the priests were deemed credible and they were removed from the ministry, Higi said in an article … Read More
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Cardinal's Sex Abuse Testimony Becoming A Play

BOSTON (MA)TheBostonChannel.comBOSTON -- It was dramatic enough when it happened: a prince of the church coming face to face with the secular justice system, questioned by lawyers in a scandal over child sex abuse by priests. Now the story of Cardinal Bernard Law's depositions in the Boston Archdiocese clergy sex abuse cases is coming to the stage. A … Read More
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Teacher resigns over accusation: Ex-student claims abuse at St. John's

DANVERS (MA)Boston HeraldBy Dave WedgeWednesday, December 31, 2003 A beloved St. John's Prep teacher and student mentor has resigned from the prestigious school amid allegations he molested a student 10 years ago, the Herald has learned.      ``He has voluntarily resigned from St. John's Prep,'' school headmaster Albert J. ``Skip'' Shannon said … Read More
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Former East Chicago pastor faces sex charges

CROWN POINT (IN)Indianapolis StarAssociated Press December 30, 2003 CROWN POINT, Ind. -- The former pastor of an East Chicago church faces two counts of sexual misconduct with a minor for allegedly having sex with a teenage girl. Authorities allege that Chester Mulligan, 58, now of Fort Sill, Okla., first had sexual intercourse with the girl, then 14, in … Read More
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Dubuque Archdiocese issues church abuse report

IOWACourierBy The Associated Press DUBUQUE --- Twenty-six Roman Catholic priests in the Dubuque archdiocese were accused of sexually abusing children over the past 50 years, according to a diocesan report issued Monday.Details of the report, which covers accusations made from 1950 through 2002, were included in a letter sent to all Catholic households in the 30 counties … Read More
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Springs diocese to train 2,000 against child abuse

COLORADO SPRINGS (CO)Denver PostBy Eric Gorski Denver Post Religion Writer The Colorado Springs Roman Catholic diocese will provide child sexual abuse prevention training to an estimated 2,000 church volunteers by … Read More
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If you're not a "nice guy"...

PROVIDENCE (RI)Crux Newsby Jeffrey Jackson Searching for one’s vocation in life is a most daunting task. This is especially true given that society today is not only apathetic, but perhaps hostile, to the meaning of the word "vocation." It is no longer within the standard definition of the term "success" to have found a vocation. Oftentimes, a man of … Read More
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Law's testimony in clergy abuse cases heading to the stage

BOSTON (MA)Boston.comBy Martin Finucane, Associated Press, 12/30/2003 BOSTON (AP) -- It was dramatic enough when it happened: a prince of the church coming face to face with the secular justice system, questioned by lawyers in a scandal over child sex abuse by priests. Now the story of Cardinal Bernard Law's depositions in the Boston Archdiocese clergy … Read More
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Report on Geoghan's death to keep some details secret

SHIRLEY (MA)Telegram & Gazette By Karen NugentT&G STAFF  A much-awaited official report on the prison murder of defrocked priest and convicted child molester John J. Geoghan will likely be ready sometime in January, a state official said yesterday. But the entire report will probably not be released to … Read More
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Diocese adopts strict sexual misconduct policy

NEW HAMPSHIREConcord MonitorBy ANNMARIE TIMMINSMonitor staff Bishop John McCormack released a revised policy against sexual misconduct in the Catholic church yesterday that bars guilty priests from ministry, requires background checks on staff and lets the laity police the church's response to allegations. McCormack also issued a new code of conduct for priests and others in the church that … Read More
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Diocese releases abuse policy

NEW HAMPSHIRENashua TelegraphBy Stephanie Hooper, Telegraph Staffhoopers@telegraph-nh.comPublished: Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2003 Catholic Bishop John McCormack released the Diocese of Manchester’s revised sexual misconduct policy Monday, implementing all recommendations submitted to the diocese by a 12-member sexual misconduct policy task force almost a year ago.“This policy is intended to ensure that every suspicion or report of child … Read More
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Psych records of Shanley accusers sought

BOSTON (MA)Boston HeraldBy David WeberTuesday, December 30, 2003 A Middlesex prosecutor joined the Rev. Paul Shanley's defense attorney yesterday in asking a judge to unseal psychiatric treatment records of three of the alleged victims of the accused pedophile priest.      Assistant District Attorney Lynn Rooney said neither she nor defense attorney Frank … Read More
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Bishop OK's policy

MANCHESTER (NH)The Union LeaderBy MARK HAYWARDUnion Leader Staff MANCHESTER — All New Hampshire priests will have to undergo criminal background checks under a new policy on child sexual abuse that has been adopted by Bishop John B. McCormack and was released yesterday. The policy calls for mandatory reporting of suspected incidents of child sexual abuse, yet information obtained … Read More
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