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Colorado’s former attorney general wanted grand jury investigation of priest abuse scandal — but didn’t get it

Former Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman says she would have preferred a criminal investigation of child sex abuse in the state’s three Catholic dioceses and that she talked to former Gov. John Hickenlooper about the prospect of launching one. But as Coffman worked to find a way last year to account for priests’ behavior, she […]

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A list of the Colorado priests named in the Catholic church sex abuse report, where they worked and when

The Colorado Sun combed through the 263-page report investigating child sex abuse by priests in Colorado’s three Catholic dioceses and pulled out the names of 40 priests who were mentioned. From the report, we also compiled the parishes, schools and other locations they worked in Colorado during the period the abuse is alleged to have […]

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At least 166 children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests in Colorado since 1950, new report finds

Catholic priests in Colorado sexually abused at least 166 children since 1950, according to a damning, 263-page report released Wednesday by an independent investigator who found the church expunged files and covered up abuse for decades. It took nearly 20 years on average for the church to stop an abusive priest after receiving an abuse […]

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Wannabe Catholic priests can expect interrogations about porn, psych evaluations and abuse prevention training

Investigators examining decades of child sexual abuse by Colorado priests are expected to release their report within weeks. The reckoning is due, say Catholic leaders, but the public account will sting as it brings a fresh round of damage to the church. “Our psyche at large as a church, as the body of Christ, has […]

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Colorado’s Catholic churches will open records to independent investigator in effort to account for alleged sex abuse

The three Catholic dioceses of Colorado will open their records to an independent investigator in an effort to provide a full accounting of sexual abuse of children by priests through the decades, part of a national reckoning for the church after an explosive grand jury report last year in Pennsylvania. The investigator will compile and […]