Catholic Priest in Modesto Placed on Leave Pending Investigation Into Allegations of Sexual Misconduct

Rev. Editho Mascardo, a priest at Modesto’s Holy Family Catholic Church, has been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation into allegations that he engaged in inappropriate conduct with a minor. The Holy Family Catholic Church is part of the Diocese of Stockton, overseen by Bishop Stephen Blaire. The Stockton Police Department is investigating the… read more

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Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa Settles Childhood Sexual Abuse Case for 3.5 Million Dollars

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa has agreed to pay 3.5 million dollars to settle a lawsuit filed by a 17-year-old boy who alleged that a diocesan priest molested him when he was 12. The plaintiff was represented by Manly, Stewart & Finaldi. The priest, Father Ted Oswald, died in 2010. The Plaintiff alleged… read more

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With Bankruptcy Filing, Diocese of Stockton Joins Ranks of Other Bankrupt Dioceses

On Wednesday, January 15, 2014, the Diocese of Stockton became the 10th Diocese in the nation to file for bankruptcy protection in the face of mounting liability stemming from childhood sexual abuse allegations. The move comes on the heels of the indictment of one of the Diocese’s priests for child molestation. The Diocese estimates that… read more

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Father Kelly Facing 14 Years in Prision Following Grand Jury Indictment

Father Michael Kelly, a long time priest of the Diocese of Stockton, has been indicted by a grand jury on three counts of lewd and lascivious conduct on a child and one count of oral copulation. Kelly, who has not been defrocked, faces up to 14 years in prison. The District Attorney’s Office will seek… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Settles Case For 10 Million Dollars

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has settled four clergy sex abuse cases brought by individuals who were molested by one of the Diocese’s most notorious pedophile priests, Father Michael Baker. The settlement comes just after the Archdiocese of Los Angeles released thousands of documents relating to sexual abuse within the Church. Some of those documents… read more

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Archdiocese of Los Angeles Releases Files Documenting Attempts to Cover up Sexual Molestation of Children

The Los Angeles Times has reported what many had suspected for years: Roger Mahony and his key aides actively concealed abuse to avoid detection by the police and the victims of pedophile priests. This dramatic new evidence comes in the form of hundreds of documents released this week, which includes documents composed by Cardinal Mahony… read more

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