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Joseph H. Saunders

Catholic Priest Sex Abuse in Puerto Rico

In Puerto Rico, Archbishop Roberto Gonzalez Nieves of San Juan and Bishop Daniel Fernandez Torres of Arecibo have handed over to civil authorities a group of priests accused of sexual abuse.   The Catholic Church on the island has long […]

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Vatican’s New Sex Abuse Prosecutor Gets No Confidence Vote

Yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Rev. Robert W. Oliver, a Boston canon lawyer, to be the “Promoter of Justice” at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith (CDF) in Rome. A…

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Boy Scouts’ Secret Files From Lawsuit Document Sex Abuse

Nearly 15,000 pages of Boy Scout files were released last week documenting 1,247 scout masters that had sexually molested boy scouts between 1965 and 1985. The official files of the Boy…

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Sandusky and Monsignor Lynn Verdicts Speak Truth to Power

The Penn State football dynasty and the Roman Catholic Church both for decades have put their own prestige and privilege ahead of the safety of children. The criminal convictions last night are a…

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Florida Supreme Court Justices Merit Retention

Every six years Florida Supreme Court Justices appear on voters' ballots for what is called a merit retention vote. This provision of Florida law has served for decades as a check to allow…

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Paterno Fired for Protecting Child Predator

Penn State football coach Joe Paterno was fired by the University Board of Trustees tonight for failing to report the rape of a 10 year old boy in the showers at the Penn State locker room over ten…

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Bishops Release Sex Abuse Report

The US Catholic bishops have released their 2010 report on their Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People. The 93 page report continues to claim that the sexual abuse claims now being…

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Play Ball, Baseball Opening Day

It happens every spring-baseball opening day. Here in Tampa Bay it is always a big event. For the past two months spring training has provided baseball games almost every day here in Florida. We…

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New Document Uncovered in Archdiocese of Philadelphia Priest Abuse Saga

A local Philadelphia television station first released information about the document on March 11th. The document, which is actually a form dated 10/03, is a form for survivors of sexual abuse to…

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Archdiocese of Philadelphia Sex Abuse Keeps Getting Worse

A month ago, a Philadelphia grand jury issued its findings after an investigation of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia’s handling of priest sexual abuse allegations. As a result of the grand jury…