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Irish Report Sheds Light on Widespread Abuse Cover-Up

The shocking report released in late May by the government-appointed Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse details the depth of child abuse at the hands of the clergy and religious of the Roman Catholic Church in Ireland. Roughly 2,000 men and women were abused in more than 100 schools and institutions run by religious orders dating back to the 1950s. This latest report is another example of the worldwide issue of clergy abuse—an issue that cannot be resolved without an end to the culture of secrecy and a call for accountability.

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VOTF weighs in on Seattle Case

For the first time in Seattle history, a clergy sex abuse case appears headed to trial. The lawsuit against the Seattle Catholic Archdiocese would become one of the few cases across the country that goes to trial rather than settlement.  Bill Casey, a leader of VOTF's platform for Survivor Support and Child Protection, was interviewed on Seattle Public Radio (KUOW) regarding the case. Click here for the interview.

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