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Advocate group names accused sexual predator priests who worked in Southern Illinois

CARBONDALE — Victims and advocates are calling on the Catholic Diocese of Belleville, which covers Southern Illinois, to provide a fuller view of the sexual offenders who have served as priests in the Southern Illinois area.

Two Days After Asking for “Understanding,” Cardinal Wuerl Offers an Apology

Two days after asking for understanding for his role in covering up abuse allegations, Cardinal Donald Wuerl is finally “apologizing.”

Fact Sheet: Accused Louisville Priests ‘Under the Radar’ (1/19)

-- Fr. Michael (a.k.a. “Miguel”) Baca He was included in the Gallup diocese's 12/14 list of clergy having credible allegations of sexual misconduct made against them. The diocese provided a partial list of assignments for Fr. Baca, which showed him at St Joseph the Worker in San Fidel NM in 1961. But the Official Catholic Directory lists him as assigned there as Retreat Director for the decade 1961-1970. Baca's 18 years of missionary work took him throughout the US, and he also worked among the Otomi Indians of central Mexico. Besides Gallup, Fr. Baca worked in at least one other diocese (Peoria) and two archdioceses (Louisville and Santa Fe). He also worked at Immaculate Conception Parish in Cuba NM in 1953 and Our Lady of Fatima Parish inChinle AZ in 1978. For 12 years, Fr. Baca wrote the "Life Is for Living" column for the national magazine St Anthony Messenger. He is deceased.

Abuse victims blast Indianapolis archbishop

SNAP discloses an Indy priest facing three pending lawsuits for child sexual abuse Yet he was left off recent archdiocesan “credibly accused” list, group points out Archbishop should add the clergyman to his list, as well as expand it  “Victims, witnesses & whistle blowers should call attorney general,” SNAP says

Abuse victims want Louisville accused cleric list ASAP

Abuse victims want Louisville accused cleric list ASAP Archbishop should make it “thorough & detailed,” group says Five clerics who largely abused elsewhere should be added, victims claim SNAP: They’re almost completely ‘under the radar’ and may have hurt local kids” Group wants victims, witnesses and witnesses to call KY state attorney general”

Evansville bishop pledged to post accused priests’ names

Evansville bishop pledged to post accused priests’ names SNAP: “But it’s been 3+ months of reckless delay & secrecy” Supoprt group also prods attorney general to do investigation And they beg other victims, witnesses and whistle blowers to speak up

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