clergy abuse

Church pews
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AP News
February 25, 2020 - 3:05 pm
A Roman Catholic priest in Allentown has been sentenced for groping a 17-year-old parishioner and sending her lewd photos and a video. Read more here.
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Archbishop Nelson Perez
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Mark Abrams
February 23, 2020 - 4:00 am
Archbishop Nelson Perez is settling into his duties after he was officially installed as the new shepherd of the region’s more than 1 million Roman Catholics earlier this week. Listen to a one-on-one interview with Perez here.
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Diocese of Harrisburg
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AP News
February 19, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics. Read more here.
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New York Giants
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:52 pm
A former New York Giants team chaplain who faced sexual abuse allegations nearly 20 years ago has been sued by one of the accusers. Read more here.
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Catholic church in Massachusetts
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses,...
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Church pews.
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Mark Abrams
December 09, 2019 - 7:02 am
A veteran priest who was named in a Philadelphia grand jury report on clergy sex abuse in the Philadelphia Archdiocese and later cleared has again been removed from active ministry. Read more here.
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AP News
November 22, 2019 - 11:05 am
A former campus minister at Villanova University who admitted possessing child pornography has been sentenced to nearly seven years in prison. Read more here.
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Pennsylvania Capitol Building in Harrisburg.
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AP News
November 21, 2019 - 3:24 pm
A bill to provide more time to file charges or lawsuits over sexual abuse is on its way to Pennsylvania's governor, along with legislation to invalidate confidentiality agreements that aim to keep child sexual abuse victims from talking to investigators. Read more here.
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Child sex abuse victims
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Tony Romeo
October 02, 2019 - 2:06 pm
State senators are hearing from victims, church advocates, lawyers and others about whether Pennsylvania should alter rules for child sexual abuse claims that happened too long ago to file a lawsuit. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Tim Jimenez
September 16, 2019 - 12:51 pm
A priest has been deemed "unsuitable for ministry" after being accused of sexually abusing a minor in the early '70s — before he became a priest and when he was a minor himself. Read more here.
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