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May 19, 2020

Poland’s Roman Catholic Church asks Vatican to investigate sex abuse spanning decades

  Archbishop Wojciech Polak, the head of Poland’s Roman Catholic Church,  is asking the Vatican to investigate the cover-up of child sexual abuse by priests after the release of a documentary on the subject this weekend. The film is about the story of two brothers who want to confront a priest who allegedly abused them when they were children. The Vatican is expected to assign an investigator to the case. The film – “Hide and Seek” – has gained popularity on YouTUbe with over 1.9 million views. Hide and Seek is the second documentary on the subject by brothers Marek and […]
April 16, 2020

Priest removed from post due to his popular blog condemning Church handling of Sex Abuse Scandal

A Virginia Priest who was Virginia a blog that criticized the Catholic Church’s handling of sex abuse scandal has bee removed from his post. Reverend mark White who wrote a blog that reached over a million readers was removed fro this post  as  the priest of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Martinsville and St. Francis of Assisi in Rocky Mount. The Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Bishop Barry Knestout, says Reverend White has since been reassigned as chaplain of different state and federal prisons within the dioceses. “Being a silenced priest is a painful thing to be. I wouldn’t wish it […]
July 30, 2019

New York’s Child Victims Act Window Opens on August 14th!

The Child Victims Act Window Opens on August 14th! On August 14th, a one-year, one-time-only period will begin to allow all victims of childhood sexual abuse in New York to seek civil action, regardless of how old the victim is or how long ago the abuse occurred. This means that for one year, you may bring claims against the entities responsible for your sexual abuse, no matter how long ago the abuse occurred. In addition to the window, the Child Victims Act extends New York’s statute of limitations to allow for criminal charges against sexual abusers of children until their […]

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January 30, 2019

New York Passes Child Victims Act

After years of a hard fought battle, survivors of sexual abuse in New York have finally won. For the first time, those who were sexually abused long ago will finally have a voice. On Monday, New York legislature passed the Child Victims Act that will allow survivors to seek civil justice until age 55, from what was previously cut off at age 23. More importantly, the Child Victims Act will create a one year window in which victims of sexual abuse can file lawsuits no matter how long ago they were abused. Attorney Jeff Herman said, “This bill is a […]
July 2, 2014

Iowa priest on administrative leave after child sexual abuse allegation

An Iowa priest has been put on administrative leave and faces removal from priesthood after a church committee found credible evidence of child sexual abuse. According to the Des Moines Register, church officials with the Diocese of Greater Des Moines are keeping secret details of the sexual abuse allegations against 62-year-old Rev. Howard Fitzgerald.
March 12, 2012

HMH, P.A. Gains First Amendment Victory

In a case of first impresstion, an Arkansas Judge recently rejected the Diocese of Little Rock’s claim that the First Amendment prevents an adult parishioner from bringing a negligent claim against the Diocese where the victim was sexually exploited by her priest, Father Charles Kanu, during counseling sessions.
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