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April 7
Vt. church in record settlement
Psychologist testifies on Porter

April 6
Victims oppose Porter release

February 24
Abuse victim found dead

January 15, 2004
O'Malley vows to help victims

December 3
Church settles with victim

November 15
Settlement fuels money advice

November 12
Claims set aside until 2004

October 21
Most plaintiffs accept deal

October 19
Therapy sought in abuse suit

October 17
Lawyer says settlement near

October 8
Victims agonize over deal

September 28
Therapy guidelines questioned
Concert to honor abuse victims

September 26
Church to review allegations

September 22
Irish victims seeking others

September 21
Some in suits may face tax bill

September 15
O'Malley at 1st Mass since deal

Earlier stories

Spotlight Report

Following is a list of older stories about alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests. More recent stories are listed in the column to the left.

September 12
Victims seen taking settlement

September 11
Church deal a boon for lawyers

September 10
Most plaintiffs to accept deal

September 6
Meeting with bishop is delayed

September 5
Victims want face on numbers

August 31
Church to fund care of victim

August 28
Record voiding is challenged

August 25
Death doesn't end suffering

August 23
Victim lawyers voice optimism

August 22
Church raises its offer to $65m

August 21
Group seeks tribute to victims

August 19
Lawyers meet with mediator

August 14
Lawyers weigh offer response

August 11
Group wants larger settlement

August 9
O'Malley offers $55m settlement
Victims react with anger, relief

August 6
O'Malley asked to review past
Lawyer seeks victim's records

July 29
Victims seek federal probe

July 27
Victims share lawsuit stories

July 25
Victims want secular oversight

July 24
Many outraged after AG's report

July 18
O'Malley invites Law, victims

July 16
Forgiveness has power to heal

July 3
Victims unafraid to share anger

July 2
Meeting buoys alleged victims

July 1
Alleged victim didn't try suicide

June 27
Settlement deadline missed

June 26
Settlement deadline may pass

June 19
Alleged victim nearly drowns

June 16
Reardon victims still await help

June 11
Alleged victim takes the stand

May 23
N.H. church, victims reach deal

March 11
SNAP urges Lennon legal role
Claim of church rights panned

March 11
Victims planning to go to Rome

February 27
Victim admits mistaken charge

January 29, 2003
McCormack offers apology

January 22, 2003
Church defense is questioned

December 27
Women face stigma of abuse

December 14
Victims react to resignation

November 17
Convict says he was molested

November 13
Victim groups release names
Church, victim lawyers to meet

November 4
Cardinal begs for forgiveness

November 1
Alleged victim mulled murder

October 30
Law begs victims' forgiveness

October 2
Trying job for church counselor

September 22
Abuse group fights subpoena

September 18
Abuse victim never recovered

September 10
$13.5m settlement in R.I.

September 6
Settlement close in R.I. cases

September 4
Claims against priests dropped

August 30
Judge voices concerns on suit

August 23
More doubts about allegations

August 22
Abuse allegations draw scrutiny

August 5
Phony cases a danger in crisis

July 23
Alleged victim embraces Law

July 22
Crisis prompts abuse reports

July 18
Suicides in Kansas parishes

June 24
Hundreds walk for victims

June 21
Concerns voiced on truce

June 15
Critics call policy too lenient

June 14
Audience hears abuse stories

June 5
Former priest's ex-wife talks

June 3
Sex abuse lawyers criticized

May 23
Many victims still waiting to meet Law

May 15
Scars remain after abuse

May 2
Father regrets being forgiving

April 30
Garland demands an apology

April 29
Child abuse cases hard to track
Law faults alleged abuse victim

April 25
Settlement talks fail in R.I.

April 14
Attorneys foresee more suits

April 13
Victims call letter an insult

April 2
Garland retains a new lawyer

March 30
Garland says no harm meant

March 29
Garland goes to priest's home
Settlement eyed in R.I. cases

March 13
Victims ponder accord, anguish

March 6
Not guilty plea in incident

March 4
Alleged victim confronts Law

March 3
Accuser's quest for recognition

February 13
Woman says her cries ignored

February 9
Some victims feel betrayed

February 8
Distress suit targets cardinal

February 4
Catholics call for reform

February 3
Shared anguish for father, son

January 31
Victim says his advice ignored

 January 10, 2002
Alleged victims relieved, skeptical

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