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October 30
Law begs victims' forgiveness

June 5
Memos reveal trail of charges

May 15
Victim recalls abuse by priest

April 12
Aides dismissed complaints

April 5
Law defendant in abuse suit

April 4
Dozens more allege abuse

March 24
Lawsuit names church, bishop

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The Birmingham Case

     At least 50 men have come forward with claims they were abused by the late Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham during the priest's 29-year tour through the Boston Archdiocese. Parents repeatedly complained to the church about Birmingham's behavior - to no avail.

     Even after admitting to police and church officials on separate occasions that he had molested children, Birmingham was allowed to remain in ministry, insisting he had been "cured."

     Birmingham died in 1989, but the archdiocese continues to receive complaints and settle lawsuits brought by his alleged victims.

See the story list to the left for the latest coverage of the Birmingham case.

Rev. Joseph E. Birmingham

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