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Former priest charged with sexually abusing children in Palmdale and Redondo Beach

A former Catholic priest has been charged with sexually assaulting four children in Los Angeles County while serving at churches in Palmdale and Redondo Beach in the late 1990s and early 2000s, prosecutors said Wednesday. Christopher John Cunningham, 58, was charged with 12 counts of committing lewd acts upon a minor, according to a news release issued by the L.A. County district attorney’s office.

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Grooming and Sexual Abuse In The Catholic Church

The Catholic Church has a sordid and unfortunate history of child sexual abuse that goes back decades but has only come to light relatively recently. In the vast majority of Catholic Church abuse cases, the priest, nun, or other predator doesn’t just start abusing a minor one day. The abuse takes time and patience, using…

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Catholic Diocese Previously Sued by Attorney Paul Mones Files for Bankruptcy After Additional Sexual Abuse Victims Come Forward

On October 1st, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre in New York became the latest and largest Roman Catholic Diocese in the nation to protect itself from sexual abuse lawsuits by filing for bankruptcy. “At this point, the bankruptcy process takes over and people will never get their day in court,”  Attorney Paul Mones…

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How Come We Didn’t Know?

Why has sexual abuse in the Catholic church become such a hot topic in recent years when the abuse dates back decades? How come the public didn’t know about this sooner? Why didn’t the church make an effort to stop abuse years ago?  As we learn more about the horrific sexual abuse endured by countless…

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