April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 14:09

Three years after being convicted criminally for not reporting abusive conduct by a diocesan priest, the bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph resigned April 21. Bishop Joseph Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., resigned April 21 — one week after a meeting...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 14:07

Bishop Joseph Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., resigned April 21 — one week after a meeting in Rome with Cardinal Marc Ouellet, prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, where he tendered his resignation. Bishop Finn’s resignation — a direct consequence...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 14:05

The Philippine National Police (PNP) in Northern Mindanao are poised to file child abuse charges against two clerics of Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI) who are keeping five minors suspected to be members of a communist group. Supt. Gervacio Balmaceda,...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 14:02

The Rev. Earl F. Simone, pastor of one of the area’s largest Catholic churches, resigned this month amid allegations of financial wrongdoing at his church and has been approved for a medical retirement. Huber Heights police are investigating allegations...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 14:00

Rejoicing over the recent resignation of Bishop Robert Finn as the bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph is unseemly. I take no joy in another person’s distress, and I wonder what the church will do with a bishop who is only 62 years old and has 13 years of...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 13:58

The Most Rev. Thomas J. Tobin, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Providence, today announced the appointment Major Kevin M. O’Brien, a Rhode Island State Police Officer, as the new Director of Compliance. O’Brien comes to the diocese with more than...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 13:57

A Catholic priest working in the Reno area was accused in a civil lawsuit filed in Kansas City, Mo., of molesting and sexually assaulting a 17-year-old church member beginning in 1979 and continuing for several years. The girl had allegedly told the Rev....
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 13:54

Two priests who molested in Kansas City MO are now still priests living or working elsewhere, unsupervised, among unsuspecting families. The new temporary head of the Kansas City diocese should act now to warn others about them. The credibly accused child...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 13:52

Italian police dismantle a network of Islamist radicals that may have planned an attack on the Vatican. Italy dismantled an alleged Islamist terrorist network with links to al-Qaeda on Friday, claiming the extremists had planned to attack the Vatican....
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 13:51

SURVIVORS of historical child abuse have expressed concerns about the future of a long-awaited public inquiry after the Scottish Government postponed a key announcement on its chairperson. Education secretary Angela Constance had been expected to name...
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April 25 2015 7 25 /04 /April /2015 13:49

THE EXPERIENCES OF CHILDREN AT THE NEERKOL ORPHANAGE AS TOLD BY FORMER RESIDENTS AT THE CHILD ABUSE ROYAL COMMISSION: * A 67-year-old woman said she was sexually abused and raped more than 100 times from age 11 by priest Reginald Durham, who forced her...
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April 24 2015 6 24 /04 /April /2015 15:17

A former youth pastor at a church in Kannapolis who was charged with sex crimes last week involving young girls is facing a new charge, according to Rowan County Sheriff Kevin Auten. Benjamin Ross Hollifield, 25, has now been charged with one count of...
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April 24 2015 6 24 /04 /April /2015 15:16

Emotions ran high among Catholics in the Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., diocese as word spread that Bishop Robert Finn had resigned Tuesday morning. The reactions ranged from sadness and disappointment among Finn’s supporters to relief among his critics....
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April 24 2015 6 24 /04 /April /2015 15:14

The first person in Poland to bring a civil damages case against the Catholic Church for sexual abuse has agreed to a settlement with the Diocese of Koszalin-Kołobrzeg and a parish. At the age of 12, Marcin K. was sexually abused by priest Zbigniew R....
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April 24 2015 6 24 /04 /April /2015 15:12

Those who work closely with Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, the 65-year-old leader of the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas, speak of a kind, soft-spoken, baseball-loving man of high character with a notable back story. On Tuesday, the Vatican added...
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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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