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2013-06-17 23:00:25

Following the $3.5 Million Judgment, Plaintiff Expressed Hope that His Child Sexual Abuse Lawsuit Will Help Other Victims in His Insular Jewish Community New York, NY (PRWEB) June 17, 2013 Alonso Krangle LLP, an experienced personal injury law firm that represents the victims of child sexual abuse and their co-counsel, the Zalkin Law Firm, announce they have prevailed in a child sexual abuse lawsuit the firms filed on behalf of a Brooklyn man. According to court records, a Brooklyn Supreme...

2012-06-07 14:21:43

From Leading National Foundation Working to End Child Sexual Abuse NEW YORK, June 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the Ms. Foundation for Women: 1. Include credible child sexual abuse experts in your coverage. Although the child sexual abuse prevention movement is nascent, there are a number of local and national organizations using different approaches to prevent child abuse and work with survivors. The Ms. Foundation for Women, one...

2012-01-11 14:00:00

Broader perspective, more precise language, but missed opportunity to focus on prevention NEW YORK, Jan. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report today praised early media coverage of the Penn State University child sexual abuse crisis for its broader perspective and precise language, but criticized its failure to address solutions for prevention. The report, released by the Ms. Foundation for Women and the Berkeley Media Studies Group, recognized the media for its...

2011-10-04 15:03:00

HELENA, Mont., Oct. 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bishop Thomas: Your Sunday, Oct. 2, 2011 op-ed piece in the Helena Independent Record is misleading and disingenuous. You have held positions of authority for decades, first as Auxiliary Bishop to Archbishops Hunthausen and Brunett in the Seattle Archdiocese, and for several years as Bishop of Helena. You know full well that the Jesuit priests who have been identified in the first lawsuit were all working as priests directly for the Helena...

2011-05-24 18:14:00

Criminal justice focus leaves prevention out of the story BERKELEY, Calif., May 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Tens of thousands of children are sexually abused each year in the United States, yet news coverage of the subject is out of sync with both the magnitude of the issue and the context in which it occurs. This finding comes from a study released this month from Berkeley Media Studies Group, a project of the Public Health Institute. The report, Case by Case: News coverage of...

2010-04-15 15:45:00

LAS VEGAS, April 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a statement released today, the Raelian Movement has asked all governments worldwide to cease recognizing the Vatican as a sovereign state. "For the past ten years, Rael and members of the International Raelian Movement have repeatedly exposed the crimes of the Catholic clergy," explained Ricky Roehr, the Raelian Movement's (www.rael.org) North American leader. "But the Vatican has always enjoyed immunity from being legally prosecuted -...

2010-04-14 06:35:00

NEW YORK, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Martin Hudale's daring and controversial book "The Matrix of Mysticism" exposes the dark secrets of Catholicism's occult roots that are hidden behind the facade of Christian terminology and imagery. "The Matrix of Mysticism" reveals rarely known information about occult/pagan philosophies that have strongly influenced the historical development of the Roman and Greek Churches' religious doctrines and practices such as priestly solicitation of women...

2008-09-09 09:00:29

CHICAGO, Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- WHAT At a news conference, attorneys for a victim of a Chicago pedophile priest will disclose and discuss a new civil child sexual abuse and cover up lawsuit against the cleric and his superiors in the Greek Orthodox church WHEN Tuesday, Sept. 9, 1:30 p.m. WHERE At the law office of Marc Pearlman, Kerns, Frost & Pearlman, 70 West Madison (Suite 5350), in downtown Chicago WHO The victims' attorneys, who have several other pending child...

2008-07-20 00:00:16

By The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia - Pope Benedict XVI apologized Saturday to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as "evil" and a grave betrayal of trust."I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy and religious in this country," Benedict said during an address at a Mass in Australia."I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured," the...

2008-07-19 09:00:11

The Associated Press SYDNEY, Australia Pope Benedict XVI apologized today to victims of child sex abuse by Roman Catholic clergy, describing their acts as "evil" and a grave betrayal of trust. "I would like to pause to acknowledge the shame which we have all felt as a result of the sexual abuse of minors by some clergy ... in this country," Benedict said during an address at a Mass in Australia. "I am deeply sorry for the pain and suffering the victims have endured," the pope said. "I...