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Missouri Diocese Dismissed From Priest Abuse Lawsuit

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph has been removed from a civil lawsuit over alleged child sexual abuse by a priest. Jackson County Judge Ann Mesle dismissed one count of failure to supervise children and two counts of fraudulent …

UK Court: Catholic Church Liable for Priest Wrongs

A British court has ruled that Roman Catholic priests are equivalent to employees, a decision that could pave the way for victims of sexual abuse to win damages from the church. Tuesday’s ruling involved a 47-year-old woman who says she …

Lawyer: Nevada Priest Gambling Led to Church Theft

Roman Catholic priest who acknowledged siphoning $650,000 from the bank accounts of his Las Vegas parish is trying to recover from a compulsive gambling addiction, his lawyer said. Monsignor Kevin McAuliffe said he took the money over eight years from …

Former Illinois Priest Sued Again on Sex Abuse Claims

A former Roman Catholic priest whose molestation of a former altar boy led to a $6.3 million payout in a lawsuit is being sued again, this time by a former caretaker who alleges the one-time clergyman sexually abused him as …

Man Sues Missouri Diocese Over Priest’s Affair With Wife

A Missouri man is suing the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese a year after learning a Roman Catholic priest fathered a child with the man’s wife half a decade ago. The civil lawsuit filed in Cass County Circuit Court claims the …

Maine Court to Hear Appeal in Suit Against Priest

Maine’s highest court will hear arguments on whether a woman’s lawsuit should go forward against a former Catholic priest she says abused her in the early 1970s. The Maine Supreme Judicial Court will hear oral arguments Sept. 13 in Christine …

Former Missouri Priest Faces Seventh Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

A former Kansas City priest is named in a seventh lawsuit accusing him of sexual abuse. The lawsuit filed Monday against the Rev. Hugh Monahan also alleges that the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese covered up the abuse. The lawsuit alleges …

Texas Priest Abuse Case Settles for $1.2 Million

A $1.2 million settlement has been reached between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Corpus Christi and three men who say they were sexually assaulted by a priest while altar boys in the 1970s. The lawsuit, filed more than a year …

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. The lawsuit filed Monday involves former priest Robert L. Brennan. The explosive 2005 grand …

Illinois Priest Named in Abuse Lawsuit

A suburban Chicago priest who also serves as an Indy race car chaplain has been accused in a federal lawsuit of child sex abuse. The alleged victim, who is now in his 40s and living in Maryland, contends the Rev. …