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‘Shame, remorse, sympathy’: Maryland AG seeks to release major report on sexual abuse

‘Shame, remorse, sympathy’: Maryland AG seeks to release major report on sexual abuse

The Maryland attorney general’s office is seeking to release a major report chronicling information about Catholic clerics accused or prosecuted for sexual abuse in the state, following a four-year investigation drawing on hundreds of thousands of documents subpoenaed from the Archdiocese of Baltimore. Maryland Attorney
Priests Accused of Abuse Returned to Ministry Without Involving Law Enforcement, Says Former Albany Bishop

Priests Accused of Abuse Returned to Ministry Without Involving Law Enforcement, Says Former Albany Bishop

In a deposition released March 25, the former Bishop of Albany admitted that he did not report several instances of alleged sexual abuse of minors by priests, instead choosing to keep the allegations quiet and to refer the priests for treatment.  Bishop Emeritus Howard Hubbard,

Pastors Get Crookston

Pastors Get Crookston

In many regards, it was entirely unremarkable: a short and simple memo, detailing some personnel decisions in a sparsely populated diocese far-removed from any significant source of worldly power. But for the faithful in the beleaguered Diocese of Crookston, Minn., Bishop Andrew Cozzens’ letter of last

‘We Were Practically Nothing to Him,’ Ex-Seminarian Says of Bishop Zanchetta’s Abusive Behavior

‘We Were Practically Nothing to Him,’ Ex-Seminarian Says of Bishop Zanchetta’s Abusive Behavior

One of the former seminarians who was the victim of sexual abuse by Argentine Bishop Emeritus Gustavo Zanchetta of Orán says the powerful prelate manipulated young men under his authority with clothing, computers, and other gifts, discriminated against darker-skinned seminarians, and “bragged about being friends”