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September 22, 2020

Three Former Priests settle lawsuit offering millions to adult victims of child sex abuse from decades ago

    Three former Massachusetts priests, Fr. Sylvio Ruest, Fr. John Salvucci and Fr. T. Raymond Sullivan, who were charged with child abuse have settled a lawsuit this week that will give millions to the victims. Decades ago these priests served in churches in Bellingham, Billerica and Dracut. Fr. Sylvio Ruest, who worked in the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Bellingham, was accused of sexually abusing a boy who was 13 years old at the time, and a member of the church. Ruest was accused of abusing the boy at least five times over 5 decades ago, in […]
August 28, 2020

Father Andrew Kawecki and Father Emil Payer added to list of priests who are credibly accused sex abuse offenders

  Two more Diocese of Greensburg priests have been charged with child sex abuse dating back decades.  One of the priests, Father Andrew Kawecki, now 65, who since 1980,  has served in 15 Greensburg Diocese parishes, is charged with sex abuse  against a minor over the course of several years in Fairchance, Fayette County. The abuse  allegedly took place inside the sacristy of St. Cyril and Methodius Parish and in the church’s rectory. Kawecki is charged with indecent assault, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse, and corruption of minors against the minor, then 11 year old, when he was an altar boy. […]
July 31, 2020

Lawsuit against Rev. Darvin Salazar and Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph accusing Priest cover up of sex abuse of minors

  A civil suit was filed this week alleging that The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph covered up sex abuse of minors involving two priests. The suit claims that the diocese knew of the abuse and still allowed the priests access to sexually abuse vulnerable children. “No one can wish this continuing crisis away,” said David Clohessy, former executive director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,  “It takes courageous action to expose and remove sick clerics. We applaud these two brave victims and hope others in pain will keep stepping forward.” The diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph […]
July 8, 2020

Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark admits reassigning priests after allegations of sex abuse

  In part of bankruptcy proceedings for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rochester, Bishop Emeritus Matthew Clark,  has admitted under oath that priests who have been accused of sex abuse in the past were still allowed to continue to serve in ministry.  Bishop Clark was asked about  50 + priests who were accused of sexual abuse of children.  Some priests he claimed he did not remember, but he did admit to sending Rev. Eugene Emo for treatment after learning about his sexual abuse allegations before reassigning him to another parish where he would still be involved with children. Bishop Clark […]
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