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Monday, April 14, 2014

From Abuse Tracker today:

Report: Twin Cities archdiocese gave too much power to too few in handling sex abuse claims

MINNESOTA,  Daily Reporter THE ASSOCIATED PRESS  First Posted: April 14, 2014 MINNEAPOLIS — A task force examining the way the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests says too much power was given to one or two people to decide how to handle claims.
The task force, which was commissioned by the archdiocese, recommended several changes Monday..

They are still finding pedophile priests:

16 months prison for priest charged in sexual assault

CANADA Quinte News Rene Labelle, a former Tyendinaga Township priest, is going to prison. Labelle was sentenced to 16 months prison and 30 months probation in a Kingston court room Monday. He will also be on the sex offender registry for 10 years and will have to complete counselling.  The parents of the victim called the incident an extreme breach of trust in their victim impact statement.
They said they witnessed a 180-degree change in their child after the incident on Wolfe Island in 2004

Another Southern California Perp priest:

Assignment Record – Rev. Thomas J. Naughton, s.j.

UNITED STATES Summary of Case: Thomas J. Naughton was ordained a priest of the Detroit Province of the Society of Jesus in 1965. He went on to work in high schools, parishes and retreat houses across the South, as part of the Jesuit's New Orleans Province, with a two-year stint in St. Louis, MO and a year in Berkeley, CA. In the mid-1990s he relocated to southern California where he worked as a visiting priest in a a Mission Viejo parish. 

More from Minnesota:

Report finds 'serious shortcomings' by archdiocese in protecting children from sex abuse

MINNESOTA Minnesota Public Radio Concentrated power, poor oversight and little communication with the faithful are among serious shortcomings inside the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that opened the door "for some priests to harm children," a panel ordered by the archbishop said Monday.

Barbara Blaine is "disappointed."

Barbara Blaine decepcionada de que Papa Francisco haya permitido continuar a Legionarios

MEXICO Vanguardia [Summary: Barbara Blaine, founder of Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, said her organization is disappointed in the Vatican's response to a UN report on how the church handles sexual abuse allegations and is also disappointed that the pope did not take stronger measures against the Legion of Christ.]
México, D.F.- Barbara Blaine estaba a punto de cumplir 13 años cuando el sacerdote de su parroquia comenzó a abusar de ella. “Era verano”, dice hoy esta mujer que ronda los 58 natural de Toledo (Ohio) 

And we all go on wondering WTF.

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