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Ex-Priest Accused of Abuse Seeks Back pay From Milwaukee Archdiocese

Monday Jul 22, 2013
Marvin Knighton, who was charged with child sexual abuse in 2002, steadfastly fought his dismissal and recently put in a claim for $450,000 for back pay from the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in federal bankruptcy court.

Oregon Priest Gets 6 Years For Child Sex Abuse

Wednesday Apr 3, 2013
A Catholic priest pleaded guilty Monday to sexually abusing a 12-year-old boy he invited for a sleepover when he was pastor of a church in a small city south of Portland.

The Vatican: World’s Largest Bathhouse for Holy Sex Tourists

By Steve Weinstein | Saturday Feb 23, 2013
The only scandal about the revelation that a gay sex scandal in the Vatican may have prompted Pope Benedict to resign is that anyone is shocked.

Priest, Teacher Convicted in Pa. Church Abuse Case

By Maryclaire Dale | Thursday Jan 31, 2013
A jury on Wednesday convicted a priest and teacher in a pivotal church-abuse case that rocked the Philadelphia archdiocese and sent a church official to prison for child endangerment.

Philly Church Mum on Priest Until Donor Complained

By Maryclaire Dale | Wednesday May 16, 2012
Documents from a clergy-abuse trial show Catholic church officials ignored complaints a Philadelphia priest had molested two boys until they heard he was also running a travel business - and competing with a big donor.

Philly Man Describes Being Passed Around By Priests

By Maryclaire Dale | Thursday Apr 26, 2012
A former altar boy described how two priests serially made him strip, masturbate & abuse him & his consequent descent into drug use in the trial of a priest accused of enabling such abuse in Philadelphia.

Current Catholic Bishop Accused of Raping Several Boys

By Maryclaire Dale | Friday Apr 20, 2012
In dramatic court testimony, a man accused the current bishop of West Virginia, Michael Bransfield, of repeatedly sexually abusing him and several others when they were boys. The church is trying to play down the trial in Philadelphia.

Pa. Trial Shows Church Abuse Allegations Strategy

By Maryclaire Dale | Monday Apr 2, 2012
Court files show a priest who wrote x-rated letters about young boys was sent to a church-run treatment center for priests, where staff concluded he did not have "a pathological interest in children or adults."

Study: Gays Not to Blame for Pedophile Priests

By Rachel Zoll | Wednesday May 18, 2011
Researchers commissioned by the nation’s Roman Catholic bishops to analyze the pattern of clergy sex abuse so dioceses could better identify offenders have concluded that homosexuality, celibacy and an all-male priesthood did not cause the scandal.

Judge Orders Vatican to Show Files in Abuse Case

By Nigel Duara | Friday Apr 22, 2011
A federal judge in Oregon ruled Thursday that the Vatican must respond to certain requests for information from a man who says he was molested by a priest in the 1960s.