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Australian bishop affirms innocence amid charges of concealing abuse

Mar 18, 2015 - 01:01 pm .- An Australian bishop is strongly denying accusations that he concealed a serious sexual abuse offense allegedly disclosed to him in the 1970s.

Stockton diocese faces possible bankruptcy over abuse lawsuits

Sep 12, 2013 - 12:02 am .- The bishop of Stockton, California has told his parishioners that all the funds for settling sexual abuse lawsuits have been used, and that bankruptcy may be the only option for financial reorganization.

Catholic League urges veto of 'discriminatory' Calif. abuse bill

Sep 11, 2013 - 02:01 am .- California Gov. Jerry Brown should veto an abuse lawsuit bill that is “flagrantly discriminatory” and “targeted at the Catholic Church,” says Bill Donohue of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.

Calif. advances abuse bill that could bankrupt Catholic dioceses

Sep 10, 2013 - 04:02 am .- A California sex abuse bill that has been described as discriminatory against the Catholic Church has passed the legislature and is advancing to the governor’s desk.

California abuse bill could still threaten Catholic Church

Aug 16, 2013 - 02:03 am .- A California bill accused of unfairly targeting the Catholic Church and other groups with lawsuits on decades-old abuse charges has stalled in a committee, but the measure is still being considered.

Judge drops charge against Bishop Finn, forcing settlement

May 16, 2013 - 04:38 pm .- A Missouri judge has dropped a charge that Bishop Robert Finn and the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph aided and abetted a priest who possessed child pornography, though another charge remains and the diocese has settled a $600,000 lawsuit in the case.

Archbishop Chaput finalizes three priests' ministry removal

Apr 8, 2013 - 01:03 pm .- Archbishop Charles J. Chaput of Philadelphia has finalized three priests' removal from archdiocesan ministry: one who faces a “substantiated” allegation of abuse in a 40-year-old incident and two priests who have been accused of sex abuse or other misconduct.

LA archdiocese settles sex abuse case for nearly $10 million

Mar 13, 2013 - 11:04 am .- The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has agreed to pay $9.99 million to settle a case brought by four supposed sex abuse victims of Michael Baker, who was formerly a priest of the archdiocese.

Federal judge dismisses abuse lawsuit against Vatican

Aug 21, 2012 - 04:08 pm .- A federal judge dismissed a sex abuse lawsuit against the Holy See on grounds that the Vatican was not an employer of the accused ex-priest and cannot be held financially liable for the abuse.

Fr. Euteneuer's accuser seeks damages from diocese, former ministry

Jun 29, 2012 - 02:11 am .- Former Human Life International President Father Thomas Euteneuer is accused of abusing a woman employed by the organization, in a lawsuit seeking damages from HLI and its local bishop.

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