child abuse, sex abuse

Ex-Philly Priest Arrested In Md. , Charged After New Abuse Complaint

A former Philadelphia priest named in more than 20 abuse complaints during a long church career has been criminally charged for the first time after a new accuser came forward within the new time limit.


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Ocean City Police Charge Former Priest With 1981 Sex Abuse Of Child

Ocean City Police say a former Pennsylvania priest has been charged with sexually abusing a male child at a resort motel in 1981.


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Towson Catholic Priest Gets 3 Years Probation For Indecent Exposure

A Roman Catholic priest from Towson is on three years of probation following his conviction for indecent exposure at a Harford County adult bookstore.


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Funeral Service Held For Slain Md. Priest

Family and friends of a slain Episcopal priest are gathering in Baltimore to mourn her passing.


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Priest Who Denied Communion Placed On Leave

A priest who denied communion to a lesbian at her mother’s funeral has reportedly been placed on leave.


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Jesuits Remove Popular Priest Over Alleged Abuse

A prominent Jesuit priest has been permanently barred from public ministry for allegedly improperly touching a minor in the 1980s.


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Man Sues Ex-Philly Priest In Latest Abuse Lawsuit

A Phoenix man has sued the Philadelphia archdiocese over the actions of a priest named as an alleged serial abuser in a 2005 grand jury report.


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Washington Native To Lead Catholic Charities

A District of Columbia native has been chosen to lead one of the region’s largest private providers of services to those most in need.


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Father Leo Graces Followers With Cookbook

The Rev. Leo Patalinghug is all about cooking. And prayer.


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Md. Priest Accused Of Sex Abuse Dies In Martinique

Laurence Brett, a former Maryland priest who vanished twice amid accusations that he sexually abused more than two dozen children in the U.S., has died in the French Caribbean island of Martinique, a hospital official said Friday.


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Retired Episcopal Priest Charged With Sexual Abuse

Episcopal Church and Montana officials say a retired priest is facing child sexual abuse charges and is awaiting extradition to Maryland.