Catholic priest abuse

Holy Cross Order Releases List Of Accused Abusive Priests

Jun 12, 2019
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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The Roman Catholic religious order that founded the University of Notre Dame has identified 14 priests and one seminarian who it says were credibly accused of sexually abusing minors across the country since the 1940s.


Jacob Vellian, 84, Kalamazoo Diocese, was charged with two counts of Rape. Vellian was a priest at St. John the Evangelist Parish, Benton Harbor, and now lives in Kerala, India.

Authorities are working to try and extradite him. 


LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The latest on the Michigan attorney general's investigation of clergy abuse within the Catholic Church (all times local):

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Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel is picking up where former Attorney General Bill Schuette left off on three major investigations. They include probes into the Flint Water Crisis… the Larry Nassar sexual abuse scandal… and Catholic priest abuse in Michigan.

As part of the weekly series MichMash… Jake Neher and Cheyna Roth talk about how those investigations are rising above partisan politics.