February 7, 2012 in The Daily Republic
PIERRE A House committee on Monday rejected a bill that would have eliminated the time limit for victims of childhood sexual abuse to file civil lawsuits against perpetrators or institutions, despite emotional testimony from victims during a two hour hearing. Continue Reading
June 21, 2011 in Grand Forks Herald
A North Dakota project offered child sexual abuse survivors an opportunity to write what’s on their minds. They’ve done just that – and now others will benefit from a booklet-sized collection of their efforts, according to project organizers. Continue Reading
September 18, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Pope Benedict XVI said today he was ashamed of the “unspeakable” sexual abuse of children by priests, telling the British faithful during Mass in Westminster Cathedral that he was deeply sorry and hoped the church’s humiliation would help victims heal.
September 16, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
The pope’s comments to reporters traveling with him from Rome marked his most thorough admission to date of church failures to deal with pedophile priests. The issue has reignited with the recent revelations in Belgium of hundreds of new victims, at least 13 of whom had committed suicide. Continue Reading