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Convicted priest booted from OKC

But where is he now? That’s an important question … From NewsOK: Tuesday, in a prepared statement, Archbishop Paul S. Coakley, archbishop of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, said the Rev. Jose Alexis Davila was removed from his pastoral work in the archdiocese after more investigation was conducted into the priest’s past. Considering the archbishop […]

Fr. Jose Alexis Davila

Cops vs. Coakley: You be the judge

Let’s play a game of “Who to believe …” In 2012, Fr. Jose Alexis Davila plead guilty to unlawful sexual touching. We learned this week that Oklahoma City Archbishop Paul Coakley put Davila back in a parish. Let’s see what Coakley had to say: While Father Davila’s actions with an adult parishioner five years ago occurred […]

Convicted Priest Resurfaces in Oklahoma

So we can assume that OK City Archbishop Paul S. Coakley doesn’t bother with that whole “background check” thing. Why? A former San Diego priest who vanished after he pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery and “engaging in unlawful sexual touching” in 2012 has resurfaced in parishes in Oklahoma. Fr. Jose Alexis Davila was sentenced to three years’ probation […]

Convicted priest Joseph Jeyapaul

Why did the Vatican reinstate a convicted priest?

The answer is simple: they thought no one would notice. When Indian priest Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul pleaded guilty in 2012 to child molestation in the Diocese of Crookston, MN, Jeyapaul’s victims and their supporters (including SNAP, the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) believed—at first—that they had won a huge victory. Not only had Jeyapaul fled the […]

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Leg Update: California and Pennsylvania

California Victims of sex crimes have won another battle in the effort to extend the criminal statute of limitations for rape and sexual assault. SB 813, sponsored by Senator Connie M. Leyva (D-Chino), which seeks to eliminate the criminal statute of limitations for rape and related crimes, passed out of the Senate Public Safety Committee […]

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Spotlight wins … scandal continues

Less than 48 hours after Spotlight nabbed the best picture Oscar, a grand jury report and an Australian cardinal are showing the world that the clergy sex abuse scandal is far from over. Yesterday in Altoona, Pennsylvania, a grand jury released a 147-page report outlining sex abuse and cover-up in the Diocese of Altoona-Jonestown. From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette: […]

Former Honolulu Bishop Joseph Ferrario

Victims to Hawai’i Bishop: Make all predators’ names public

The first step to transparency is being, well … transparent. And when your former bishop is a three-time-accused (that we know of) predator, that makes transparency even more important. Victims to Hawai’i Bishop: Make all predators’ names public Thirty other dioceses have exposed accused clerics Seattle list included abuser in hiding in Honolulu Former bishop […]