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Albany diocese ordered to turn over clergy abuse files
timesunion.com ^ | 11/2/2013 | Brendan J. Lyons

Posted on 11/04/2013 8:53:21 AM PST by Dr. Thorne

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany has been ordered by a federal judge to turn over nearly 40 years worth of clergy abuse files to a Warren County man who is suing the diocese and a priest who raped him as a young boy.

It's the first time the Albany diocese has been ordered by a court to fully disclose its confidential files on priests and other employees accused of sexual abuse.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues
KEYWORDS: catholic; rape; sexualabuse
The records have been sealed and are only available to litigants. Considering Gary Mercure's history of "systematically raping and abusing altar boys for years", this could spell another round of charges, lawsuits and scandal for the Albany diocese.
1 posted on 11/04/2013 8:53:21 AM PST by Dr. Thorne
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To: Dr. Thorne

Another corrupt judge. Even if this guy WAS raped, which is evidently under further litigation here, the only relevant thing would be the records concerning the alleged rapist he is suing.

Turn over ALL the records? Gee, somebody should sue the judge and make the state turn over ALL their confidential judicial records for the past 40 years.


2 posted on 11/04/2013 9:12:22 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: NYer

Ping


3 posted on 11/04/2013 9:13:08 AM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Dr. Thorne; Cicero; Salvation

Timing is everything! Bishop Hubbard turned 75 last Thursday and submitted his mandatory letter of retirement. Coincidence? ; - )


4 posted on 11/04/2013 9:40:31 AM PST by NYer ("The wise man is the one who can save his soul. - St. Nimatullah Al-Hardini)
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