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Missouri Attorney General seeks Court Order for Church Files

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he Missouri Attorney General’s Office is seeking court orders for Catholic dioceses to provide records as part of an investigation into potential clergy abuse. Spokeswoman Mary Compton in a Tuesday statement said the office wants personnel records, records relating to allegations of abuse and other documents from Missouri Catholic organizations. Outgoing Attorney General Josh Hawley […]

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Missouri AG Launches Probe into Catholic Church Sexual Abuse

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Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley announced Thursday an investigation into clergy sex crimes within the Roman Catholic Church. The state’s top attorney will be given “unfettered” access to the records of the Archdiocese of St. Louis, Archbishop Robert Carlson said shortly after Hawley’s announcement. “Anything that we have we will turn over,” Carlson said. District […]