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Facing Dire Financial Situation, Pittsburgh Diocese Looks To Make Changes

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The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh is evaluating options to respond to severe financial strains, exacerbated in the last year by the sex abuse crisis, a diocesan official said Wednesday. “The challenges that we’re facing are similar to that of many other churches, I think, throughout the country,” said Msgr. Ronald Lengwin, Vicar for Church Relations […]

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New York Lawsuit Claims Priests Kept Their Jobs Despite Abuse Claims

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Two Catholic priests accused of sexually assaulting minors were allowed to remain active at their churches, despite the archdiocese being made aware of their alleged behavior, according to a new lawsuit. Church officials either concealed or misrepresented the sexually abusive histories of Father Donald Timone and Monsignor John Paddack, according to the suit against the […]

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Baltimore-Based Xaverian Brothers Say 34 Catholic Brothers Accused of Abuse

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The Baltimore-based Xaverian Brothers released Friday a list of 34 members who have been accused of sexually abusing children. The list includes two men “with a credible or established offense against a minor” who are currently members of the religious order, according to documents released on the order’s website. The order also identified 18 other deceased or former […]

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Yakima Diocese Lists 21 Clerics With Substantiated Allegations of Sexual Abuse

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The Catholic Diocese of Yakima has created a website identifying priests and deacons with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor during their ministries in Central Washington. Monsignor Robert Siler, chancellor with the Diocese of Yakima, announced the website in an email to media shortly before noon Wednesday. “Bishop Joseph Tyson, after thorough consultation […]