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Hartford Archdiocese identifies 48 priests accused of sexual abuse


By DAVE ALTIMARI, JESSE LEAVENWORTH AND DAVID OWENS | HARTFORD COURANT | JAN 22, 2019 | 10:55 AM

When John T. O’Connor retired in 1997 after 50 years as a priest, parishioners at the Church of the Holy Spirit in Newington named their parish hall after him.

On Tuesday, after the Hartford Archdiocese included O’Connor in a list it made public of Catholic clergymen who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors, the current parish priest said O’Connor’s name would be stripped from the hall.

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50 Jesuits, Including Some From Top-Ranked N.Y. Catholic Schools, Are Named as Abusers

By Rick Rojas the new york times jan 15, 2019

The schools are among the most recognizable Catholic institutions in New York, with reputations extending far beyond the church’s followers and the city’s borders: Xavier, Regis, Brooklyn Prep, Fordham Prep. They educated many in the city’s Catholic elite, producing politicians, authors, academics and at least one Supreme Court justice. They regularly appear on lists of New York’s best Catholic schools.

But on Tuesday, the schools’ names popped up again and again on a different kind of list: One naming Jesuit priests who were identified by the Society of Jesus as having a history of sexual abuse found to be “more likely true than not after investigation.”

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