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Idaho bishop allowed accused deacon to stay

BOISE – Idaho’s Roman Catholic Bishop Michael Driscoll, who recently apologized for permitting priests to remain in a California ministry after they had victimized children, failed to remove a Boise …


Diocese lowers estimate of victims

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane now says that it overstated the number of alleged sexual abuse victims who haven’t filed lawsuits, a disclosure that could undermine the validity of …


Diocese officials support bishop

BOISE – Accused of mishandling allegations of sexual misconduct by priests when he was a top aide in a California diocese, the leader of Idaho’s 144,000 Catholics has been diligent …


Fast track bankruptcy urged

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane is spending in excess of $325,000 a month to pay bankruptcy lawyers and fund operating costs, a burn rate so taxing that it has …


Priests under scrutiny may be searched

MILWAUKEE – Priests in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee accused of sexual misconduct can be subject to unannounced searches of their homes or computers under a monitoring policy considered a first …


Brothers win abuse settlement

HAYWARD, Calif. – A jury Wednesday awarded nearly $2 million to two brothers and former altar boys who were molested by a parish priest more than two decades ago. The …


Two priests, former cleric leave jobs abroad after news reports

DALLAS – Three high-profile Catholics have left their jobs abroad since the Dallas Morning News reported that they had sexually abused children while serving as priests in the United States. …


Two Americans protest cardinal’s Mass

VATICAN CITY – Two American women who say they were molested as children by Roman Catholic priests protested Monday at the Vatican, drawing worldwide attention to the clergy sex-abuse scandal …


Priest-abuse case settles for $1 million

A woman in Anchorage, Alaska, received a $1 million settlement this week for the alleged childhood abuse she suffered at the hands of a Jesuit priest now retired in Spokane. …


Dual creditor committees still in place

The Catholic Diocese of Spokane lost a bankruptcy court fight to disband a committee representing victims of clergy sex abuse. Fearful that the Chapter 11 case will cost millions in …


Three parishes allowed to reopen

WEYMOUTH, Mass. – The Roman Catholic parish that sparked a wave of protests against church closings in the Boston Archdiocese will reopen, the archbishop announced Thursday. The decision by Archbishop …


Priest who alleged abuse leaving clergy

BOTHELL, Wash. – A Roman Catholic priest who stunned his parishioners at St. Brendan Church when he told them he was sexually abused as a boy is resigning from the …


Sulpicians sued over priest’s alleged abuse

More than two dozen plaintiffs who were allegedly abused as minors by Patrick O’Donnell, a former priest in the Spokane Diocese, are now suing the order of priests that ran …


Woman files claim against priest in bankruptcy court

A Spokane woman has filed a bankruptcy court claim alleging that a Roman Catholic priest in Spokane leveraged his influence as counselor and spiritual adviser into a sexual relationship that …


Diocese denies claim in abuse suit

YAKIMA – The Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima has formally denied the accusations made in a recent lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a priest. Rose Yates Lamey, formerly of Zillah, …


Sex-abuse scandal still clouds church

WASHINGTON – The sex-abuse crisis among Roman Catholic clergy is far from over, and continues to cost the church tens of millions of dollars a year, according to data released …


Diocese wants committee dissolved

Worried that lawyer fees will run into the millions of dollars, the Catholic Diocese of Spokane wants the federal judge overseeing its bankruptcy case to dissolve a committee representing victims …


Seattle Archdiocese dropped from lawsuit

SEATTLE – The Seattle Archdiocese has been removed as a defendant in a lawsuit filed by an Idaho man who accused now-defrocked priest John Cornelius of molesting him years ago. …


Former priest sentenced in rape case

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Defrocked priest Paul Shanley, one of the most notorious figures in the Boston clerical abuse scandal, was sentenced Tuesday to 12 to 15 years in prison for …


Boston priest convicted of sex abuse

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Defrocked priest Paul Shanley, the most notorious figure in the sex scandal that rocked the Boston Archdiocese, was convicted Monday of repeatedly raping and fondling a boy …


Priest who exposed church cover-up to speak at GU

Long before sex abuse became a crisis in the Catholic Church, a Dominican priest working for the Vatican sounded the alarm. Twenty years ago, the Rev. Thomas P. Doyle submitted …


Backers, accusers may have a stake in sexual abuse trial

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – He was one of the most notorious figures in the sexual abuse scandal that has shaken the Roman Catholic Church, but the trial of defrocked priest Paul …


Motion seeks to include parishes

Plaintiffs suing the Diocese of Spokane for sexual abuse filed a court action Friday asserting that Catholic parishes, schools, charities and other entities should be made available to settle the …


Abuse lawsuits divide victims

It wasn’t where you’d expect to find him. But there he was on a Sunday morning in September 2002, sitting in a pew during Mass at a Catholic parish in …


Diocese readies aggressive defense

Greg Arpin, with stacks of legal papers and studies about memory tucked under his arm, is a lawyer with a daunting task. He is defending the Catholic Diocese of Spokane …


Insurance companies sue archdiocese

LOS ANGELES – The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles withheld “critical evidence” that could help insurance carriers assess the validity and worth of more than 500 sexual abuse claims, …


Second lawsuit filed against Pullman priest

A second lawsuit alleging sexual abuse was filed earlier this week against the Rev. James Mitchell, a Roman Catholic priest who lives in Pullman. Mitchell, who has sponsored students from …


Archdiocese runs ads seeking abuse victims

PORTLAND – The Archdiocese of Portland, the first in the nation to file for bankruptcy in the face of mounting sex abuse claims, began running ads in major U.S. newspapers …


Late Alaska priests accused in new suit

FAIRBANKS – A man filed a lawsuit in Bethel this week that claims he was sexually abused by two priests while serving in Western Alaska villages during the 1950s and …


Makeup of diocese creditor panel criticized

A five-member creditors’ committee appointed to represent alleged sexual abuse victims of Catholic clergy in the Spokane Diocese bankruptcy case has come under criticism. Of the five, two have hired …