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Inquiry found Pell should have reported abuse [Video]

Inquiry found Pell should have reported abuse

An Australian inquiry into child sex abuse in the Catholic Church and other institutions found former Vatican treasurer Cardinal George Pell was aware of child sex abuse and failed to take steps to get..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:20Published
University of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuse [Video]

University of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuse

University of Michigan facing more legal action over alleged abuse

Credit: WXYZ Detroit     Duration: 00:28Published
DOC recommends inmates for early release [Video]

DOC recommends inmates for early release

No decisions have been made and steps moving forward will be decided by the governor next week.

Credit: KEZIPublished

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Boy Scout victims’ choice: Sue rashly, or wait and risk loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended,..
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Police raid Dallas Diocese accused of hiding info in clergy abuse investigation

The Catholic Diocese of Dallas is defending its response to sex abuse claims against priests after police raided several of its properties. Officers searched so-called "secret archives" Wednesday...
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Alan Dershowitz, one of Jeffrey Epstein's former lawyers, talks about the new accusations against his former client in his first TV interview since Epstein's indictment. Dershowitz defended Epstein..
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Labor Secretary Alex Acosta says he will not resign over his role in Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex abuse case. Acosta spoke to reporters Wednesday and defended his controversial plea deal with the..
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Former prosecutor slams Acosta's defense of Epstein's secret plea deal

CBS News legal analyst Rikki Klieman joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the the press conference held by Labor Secretary Alex Acosta on Wednesday in which he defended his role in the Jeffrey Epstein..
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Child Victims Act has opened the door to a rush of lawsuits in New York

In New York, the Child Victims Act has opened the door to a rush of lawsuits. So far, more than 400 have been filed. The law creates a one-year window for child sex abuse victims to seek justice, no..
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Kansas investigating sexual abuse claims in breakaway Society of St. Pius X

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 20, 2020 / 12:00 pm (CNA).- The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) is under investigation in Kansas, amid allegations that members of the group perpetrated or covered up..
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Teacher accused of sexually abusing high school student

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A southern Oregon gym teacher was arrested Thursday on suspicion of sexually abusing a student at his school, police say. South Medford High School physical education teacher..
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NY judge upholds Child Victims Act after challenge by Rockville Centre diocese

CNA Staff, May 14, 2020 / 12:01 pm (CNA).- A judge ruled Wednesday that New York's Child Victims Act is constitutional, rejecting a suit filed by the Diocese of Rockville Centre that claimed the law is..
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Georgianna Glose, a Nun and Activist for the Poor, Dies at 73

Sister Glose, who died from complications of the novel coronavirus, ran a nonprofit in Brooklyn and was a whistle-blower in a sex abuse scandal.
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Saginaw diocesan employee alleges retaliation after reporting abuse

CNA Staff, May 12, 2020 / 03:20 pm (CNA).- An employee of the Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan is suing the diocese, alleging that his fellow employees retaliated against him after he reported that a..
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Virginia bishop suspends priest-blogger (Washington Post)

Bishop Barry Knestout of Richmond has suspended Father Mark White from ministry, and charged him with trespassing on the grounds of the parishes where he had been assigned. In April the bishop had..
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Thousands of Catholic parishes find relief in government payroll loans 

CNA Staff, May 8, 2020 / 04:15 pm (CNA).- As parishes and dioceses across the country deal with a drop in collections and the prospects of layoffs amid the pandemic, many parishes have managed to avail..
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Bankruptcy filing stalls case involving New Orleans Saints, archdiocese

CNA Staff, May 6, 2020 / 04:11 pm (CNA).- The New Orleans archdiocese’ recent declaration of bankruptcy will freeze a court case alleging executives for the New Orleans Saints football team helped..
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Buffalo diocese seeks permanent injunction of abuse lawsuits

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 4, 2020 / 01:35 pm (CNA).- The diocese of Buffalo is asking a federal court to halt all outstanding clergy sex abuse litigation against it as it navigates bankruptcy..
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Accused priests cannot be left 'destitute' Buffalo diocese clarifies

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 1, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- The Diocese of Buffalo clarified on Friday that priests accused of sexual abuse cannot be left “destitute,” even as the diocese acts to..
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Archdiocese of New Orleans files for bankruptcy

CNA Staff, May 1, 2020 / 02:54 pm (CNA).- Under financial pressure from clerical abuse litigation compounded by the coronavirus crisis, The Archdiocese of New Orleans announced May 1 that its..
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USA Badminton back in good standing after safe-sport issues

USA Badminton is off probation. It received a reprieve from the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee, which had been looking to decertify the organization because of noncompliance with a number of..
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New Orleans archdiocese files for bankruptcy (WWLTV)

The Archdiocese of New Orleans is filing for federal bankruptcy protection, citing “the growing strain caused by litigation stemming from decades-old incidents of clergy abuse.” The archdiocese..
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Buffalo diocese cuts off 'all financial support' for accused priests

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 29, 2020 / 01:32 pm (CNA).- During its bankruptcy process, the Diocese of Buffalo has announced it will end financial support and health benefits for priests facing..
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Boy Scouts suit filed as Hawaii shuts abuse claims window

HONOLULU (AP) — Eight men were sexually abused when they were Boy Scouts in Hawaii in the 1960s and 1970s, they alleged in a lawsuit filed Friday as the state’s window closed on allowing child sex..
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2020 ordination class is slightly smaller, more diverse, survey finds

CNA Staff, Apr 24, 2020 / 10:15 am (CNA).- A survey of the 2020 priestly ordination class was published by the U.S. Catholic bishops’ conference (USCCB) on Thursday, a slightly smaller class than in..
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Bankrupt dioceses sue SBA for payroll loan access

Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Apr 22, 2020 / 04:30 pm (CNA).- Two Catholic dioceses have filed suit against the Small Business Administration (SBA), claiming they were wrongfully denied access to..
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Cardinal Pell sees ties between his trial, Vatican economic reforms (CNA)

Cardinal George Pell told an interviewer that many Vatican officials believe his trial on sex-abuse charges was connected with his efforts to reform Vatican financial affairs. “Most of the senior..
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Australian cardinal links corruption to child abuse charges

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Cardinal George Pell has linked his fight against corruption in the Vatican with his prosecution in Australia for alleged child sex abuse. Pell was regarded as the third..
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Virginia priest-blogger who criticized bishops removed from parish (Martinsville Bulletin)

A Virginia priest whose popular blog had been critical of American bishops’ handling of the sex-abuse crisis has been relieved of his parish assignment. In February, Father Mark White had been told..
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After criminal acquittal, Cardinal Pell likely to face several civil suits

CNA Staff, Apr 8, 2020 / 05:13 pm (CNA).- The High Court of Australia this week overturned Cardinal George Pell’s conviction for five alleged counts of sexual abuse, and despite his release from..
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Melbourne cathedral vandalized after Cardinal Pell's release (The Age)

Cardinal Pell was freed from prison after the High Court of Australia unanimously overturned his sex abuse conviction (analysis).
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Pope Francis prays for the unjustly condemned after Pell conviction overturned

Vatican City, Apr 7, 2020 / 04:24 am (CNA).- Pope Francis prayed at Mass Tuesday for all those who have been persecuted by an unjust sentence, offering the prayer hours after Australia’s High Court..
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Archbishop Fisher welcomes acquittal of Cardinal Pell

CNA Staff, Apr 7, 2020 / 03:00 am (CNA).- Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney has welcomed the acquittal of Cardinal George Pell by Australia’s High Court. Pell was freed from prison Tuesday after..
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Australia’s highest court to rule on Pell’s appeal next week

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia’s highest court will deliver its ruling next week on whether to overturn the convictions of Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic convicted of child..
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Dioceses announce staff cuts, but federal aid could help

Washington D.C., Mar 30, 2020 / 04:00 pm (CNA).- As Catholic dioceses and parishes begin to cut staff during the coronavirus pandemic, they could be eligible for unprecedented federal relief to keep..
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Retrial of US Catholic official delayed over coronavirus concerns

The retrial of the only church official who has ever gone to prison in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal was delayed Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak.
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US reporting mechanism for episcopal abuse cases launched

Washington D.C., Mar 16, 2020 / 10:33 am (CNA).- A national third-party reporting system for allegations of abuse, neglect, or misconduct against bishops in the US has launched. The Catholic Bishop..
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Prosecutor says Australian cardinal’s convictions must stand

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A prosecutor argued on Thursday why Cardinal George Pell’s convictions for child sex abuse should stand on the final day of his appeal in Australia’s highest court...
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Charges dropped as youth center abuse investigation widens

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The New Hampshire attorney general’s office said Wednesday it is dropping 82 rape charges against two former youth counselors in order to strengthen its expanded investigation..
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Australian bishop steps aside during Vatican abuse investigation

Broome, Australia, Mar 11, 2020 / 10:00 am (CNA).- Australian Bishop Christopher Saunders of Broome has temporarily stepped back from his duties following allegations of historical sexual abuse. The..
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Australia’s High Court hears what may be Pell’s last appeal

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The most senior Catholic to be convicted of child sex abuse took his appeal to Australia’s highest court Wednesday in potentially his last bid to clear his name. Cardinal..
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Australian high court hears Cardinal Pell's appeal (Reuters)

Australia’s highest court has begun hearing Cardinal George Pell’s appeal of his sex-abuse conviction. In the first day of the hearing, the court heard the cardinal’s lawyer argue “the sheer..
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