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By Anne Haddad and Anne Haddad,Sun Staff Writer | September 4, 1995
Carroll County prosecutors are investigating a report that a much-loved priest, formerly associate pastor at St. John Roman Catholic Church in Westminster, engaged in sexual contact with a teen-age boy about 15 years ago.Marcy Wogan, deputy county state's attorney, said her office received the child abuse report from the Archdiocese of Baltimore within the past two weeks. She said she could not comment further on the investigation.The archdiocese said the subject of the investigation is the Rev. Brian Cox, 56. He is the 14th priest since 1987 to be linked publicly to sexual abuse of a minor by the archdiocese.
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By Diane Scharper and Diane Scharper,Special to the Sun | June 10, 2007
Be Near Me By Andrew O'Hagan Harcourt Inc. / 305 pages / $24 During his first winter in the Scottish town of Dalgarnock, Father David Anderton has a portentous run-in with several men who laugh at him and his "dog collar." They call him "papish scum" and tell him to leave. "Go on," they say. "F- right off." But Father David has been recently named pastor of St. John Ogilvie parish, and he can't go anywhere. How does an Oxford-educated Roman Catholic priest with champagne tastes survive in a working-class town?
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By Frank P. L. Somerville and Frank P. L. Somerville,Sun Staff Writer | October 24, 1994
Before last month's cancellation of the pope's visit to Baltimore for health reasons, the Rev. Joseph F. Breighner had already decided to spend yesterday with divorced or separated Roman Catholics instead.And the recent stern reminder from the Vatican that divorced Catholics who remarry may not receive Holy Communion -- unless they obtain an annulment or refrain from sex -- only reinforced Father Breighner's decision."This is my favorite ministry," the Baltimore priest told about 100 men and women with broken marriages at a meeting at Mercy High School.
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By Carl Hiaasen | May 12, 2009
The bad news for the Roman Catholic Church: Father Alberto Cuti?, the widely popular priest at St. Francis de Sales in Miami Beach, was photographed cavorting romantically on a Florida beach. The good news: He was with a woman, thank God, not an altar boy. Given the torrent of sordid revelations in recent years, the church should be positively giddy with relief that one of its rising stars was caught snuggling with a very adult-looking female. No apparent felony was in progress while Mr. Cuti?
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By Janice D'Arcy and Janice D'Arcy,SUN STAFF | January 21, 2005
A Roman Catholic priest who a decade ago publicly denied an allegation of sexual abuse has been accused of another series of incidents, according to the Archdiocese of Baltimore. This time, a former Calvert Hall College high school student said the priest, Jerome F. Toohey Jr., abused him over the course of several years. Toohey, known as Father Jeff, has not been practicing as a priest since 1993, when he was first accused of abusing a young man. Toohey, 58, did not respond to a message left at his home yesterday.
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By Liz F. Kay and Julie Scharper and Liz F. Kay and Julie Scharper,SUN REPORTERS | May 20, 2008
A Baltimore priest has been permanently removed from ministry 15 years after allegations that he had committed sexual abuse and three years after he pleaded guilty in court to abusing a minor - too long a wait for some advocates for abuse victims. At the request of the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Pope Benedict XVI this month defrocked Jerome F. Toohey Jr., who admitted in November 2005 that he sexually abused a high school sophomore in the late 1980s while Toohey was chaplain at Calvert Hall College High School in Towson.
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By Angela Gambill and Angela Gambill,Staff Writer | August 4, 1992
It was the stork that shocked the priest -- the 7-foot, white-painted stork sitting on the lawn of his new home in Severn.That, and the sign reading "It's a pastor!" made for a most unusual gesture of welcome from St. Bernadette's Roman Catholic parish to its new clergyman.The Rev. Domenic Cieri, the new priest (known affectionately as "Father Nick"), laughs at the memory, but the enthusiastic welcome he's received since arriving at the Severn parish three weeks ago has made him more than happy.
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By Los Angeles Times | December 7, 1993
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. -- One victim read from Dante, recalling that the final circle of Hell was reserved for perpetrators of the most heinous sin of all, betrayal.Another called his abuser "a useless piece of human excrement" and insisted that only public castration could suitably punish the one-time priest who molested him as a child.After hearing 22 men and women describe their pain and anger in similarly impassioned statements yesterday, Superior Court Judge Robert L. Steadman sentenced former Roman Catholic priest James Porter to concurrent sentences of 18 to 20 years at a Massachusetts prison.
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June 26, 2007
A former employee of a Catholic girls school in Catonsville, who says she was fired after an affair with the school's former chaplain, is suing him, the school and the Archdiocese of Baltimore, alleging defamation and other transgressions, according to court documents. In the suit, filed last week in Baltimore City Circuit Court, Ellicott City resident Charyl Breidenstein alleges that the Rev. Timothy Fell, her former parish priest, had sexual contact with her over an approximately 18-month period, ending about June 2005.
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By Frank P.L. Somerville and Frank P.L. Somerville,Staff Writer | September 10, 1993
A victim of child sexual abuse by a Roman Catholic priest and the defendants in a lawsuit she filed early last year -- including the Baltimore archdiocese -- have reached an out-of-court financial settlement, their lawyers said yesterday.A condition of the settlement is that the amount of the damages and the other terms must remain a secret.The suit was brought by a woman, now 21, who was a teen-ager when she was sexually abused by the priest, Richard G. Deakin, 38. He was assistant pastor of St. Martin's Catholic Church at Fulton Avenue and Fayette Street in West Baltimore at the time.
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