priest 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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Judge's gavel
Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. The Catholic Church is likely to be the main target.
David Madden
December 01, 2019 - 4:30 am
Sunday begins a two-year opportunity for victims of sexual abuse as minors in New Jersey to file civil suits against their alleged attackers and the entities that may have protected them. 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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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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Robert Brennan lawsuit
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AP News
September 05, 2019 - 1:00 pm
Federal prosecutors in Philadelphia have charged a former Roman Catholic priest with lying to the FBI about whether he knew an accuser and his family. Read more here.
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Francis Trauger
Bucks County District Attorney's Office
Jim Melwert
September 03, 2019 - 3:49 pm
Former priest Francis Trauger has been charged in Bucks County for allegedly molesting two altar boys — one in the mid-'90s, another in the early 2000s — at Saint Michael the Archangel Church. The boys, who were each about 12 at the time, said it happened while the priest was helping them get their...
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