July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 15:03

Five years ago I met John Wojnowski on Day 121 of my Year of Giving. He’s an intriguing man. Every day he sits in front of the Vatican’s embassy here in Washington with signs condemning the Catholic Church. I wondered why, so one day I went to talk with...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 15:01

In recent years, institutions in the UK and elsewhere have been accused of inflicting terrible cruelty on children in their care. In Scotland, for example, the Shaw Report exposed a catalogue of historic physical, emotional and sexual abuse of children...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:59

Police say a teacher at a girls’ Catholic school in Potomac has been charged with sexually abusing two teenage students. Montgomery County police say 40-year-old Justin Gordon was arrested Thursday. Gordon was a robotics teacher at Connelly School of...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:57

The Sins of Brother Curtis: A Story of Betrayal, Conviction, and the Mormon Church hits the bookstores today—and author Lisa Davis will be discussing the book and signing copies at the Borders on Fair Oaks tomorrow evening. In The Sins of Brother Curtis...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:54

A Catholic priest in northern New South Wales, John Patrick Casey, 67, appeared in court on 10 July 2015, charged with sexual offences, allegedly committed against two young boys in the 1980s. Casey has been denied bail. A magistrate said the charges...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:44

The Catholic Church in Cebu says it began its investigation as soon as a police report was filed involving a local parish priest and two female minors. A police report dated June 4, 2015 narrated an incident involving a 16-year-old female who was allegedly...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:43

The journey of the Duggar family, stars of the popular TLC series 19 Kids and Counting, from the first signs of trouble to pedophile confessions to the show’s eventual cancellation. A few days before Oprah was scheduled to host the Duggar family on her...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:42

The dismissal of charges alleging a man raped a woman in a Worcester alley in 1999 has prompted a state senator to propose the elimination of the time limit to prosecute rape cases altogether. Sen. Jennifer L. Flanagan, D-Leominster, filed legislation...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:40

The case is being closely watched in the Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish communities, which have long struggled with allegations that victims of sexual abuse are discouraged from reporting the crimes. A New Square man recalled in excruciating detail Friday...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:39

A man testified that he suffered years of child sexual abuse after visiting a respected member of his upstate New York Hasidic community for comfort on the day of the September 11 terror attacks. Laiby Stern told a court that he was sexually molested...
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July 21 2015 3 21 /07 /July /2015 14:37

In 2014, the Catholic Church in Germany lost a greater number of faithful than in any previous year in its history for which there are records: 218,000 people–39,000 more than the previous year. The figure is exceptionally high, exceeding even that of...
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July 18 2015 7 18 /07 /July /2015 16:04

The Diocese of Saint Cloud will host a series of listening sessions this summer after allegations of sexual abuse against three priests of the diocese. Four civil lawsuits claim abuse by the Revs. Robert Smith, William Wey and James Thoennes; the Diocese...
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July 18 2015 7 18 /07 /July /2015 16:01

California defendants accused of sexually abusing children will no longer be able to use a consent defense in civil cases. Gov. Jerry Brown announced Thursday he signed legislation introduced after Los Angeles Unified School District avoided liability...
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July 18 2015 7 18 /07 /July /2015 15:59

A priest ousted from the church due to sex abuse allegations years ago has found a new career as a family counselor in Vineland. Edward Igle has been a licensed therapist since the 1980s, and now runs a practice on Landis Avenue, the Philadelphia Inquirer...
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July 18 2015 7 18 /07 /July /2015 15:56

A letter from the nuns at Sean Ross Abbey in County Tipperary to adoptive parents, published this week, throws a harsh light on the prevailing attitudes of the clergy to unwed Irish mothers and their offspring, who were often forcibly adopted for cash,...
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  • Ann Free Spirit
  • I am a Survivor of Childhood Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse, in two Catholic Church Orphanages, Christchurch New Zealand. 1941 to 1965. Awareness,  and to Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Committed by the Catholic Church and other Denomination Worldwide.
  • I am a Survivor of Childhood Abuse and Childhood Sexual Abuse, in two Catholic Church Orphanages, Christchurch New Zealand. 1941 to 1965. Awareness, and to Stop Child Sexual Abuse, Committed by the Catholic Church and other Denomination Worldwide.

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