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02-16-2019 Statement of James Grein

Statement of James Grein (Sexual abuse victim of Cardinal Theodore McCarrick)For years I have suffered, as many others have, at the hands of Theodore McCarrick.  It is with profound sadness that I have had to participate in the canonical trial of my abuser. Nothing can give me back my childhood and I have not taken…
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New York Passes Child Victims Act

(Albany, New York – January 28, 2019) After over a decade of wrangling, the New York legislature has finally passed the Child Victims Act that opens a window of time for persons who were sexually abused as children in New York to file a civil lawsuit. According to Patrick Noaker, New York attorney who has…
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Sexual Abuse Hearings March on in Rochester, New York

(Rochester, NY) The special sexual abuse hearings in the Diocese of Rochester, New York continued through Tuesday. Two more survivors of sexual abuse testified before New York State Supreme Court Justice (Retired) Robert Lunn. These hearings are intended to provide a forum for those sexually abused by Catholic clergy to testify in private and in…
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McCarrick accuser cooperates with NYC prosecutors on abuse

By NICOLE WINFIELD January 12, 2019 VATICAN CITY (AP) — The key accuser in the sex abuse case against ex-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick has met with New York City prosecutors, evidence that the scandal that has convulsed the papacy is now part of the broader U.S. law enforcement investigation into sex abuse and cover-up in the…
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Hearings for Rochester abuse victims begin

(Rochester, New York) Attorney Leander James leads the charge in Rochester, New York, representing a number of clergy sexual abuse survivors in the Diocese of Rochester Compensation Fund hearings. On Monday, January 14, 2019, Attorney Leander James from Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, presented the very first cases of clergy sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in the…
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How Taking Legal Action Helps Sexual Abuse Survivors Heal

By: Tyler Aliperto and Patrick Noaker When asked whether legal action can help abuse survivors heal, one survivor recalled: “Walking into the room where my press conference was held, I felt a weight lift from my shoulders and I literally stopped walking with hunched shoulders for the first time since I was a happy-go-lucky kid,…
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