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FFRF, ACLU to settle with Ohio school Re: Jesus picture

The Freedom From Religion Foundation, the American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio and individual plaintiffs have agreed to settle their lawsuit against the public school district in Jackson, Ohio, for displaying a large portrait of Jesus above the entrance to Jackson Middle School. The district has agreed to permanently remove the portrait.

Details of the global settlement of the issues will be released once they are approved by U.S. District Judge Algenon Marbley and by a probate court. Two of the plaintiffs are minors. The parties must file their settlement before the district court within 90 days.

Defendants are the Jackson City School District and Board of Education and Superintendent Phil Howard.

FFRF and the ACLU filed the suit Feb. 6 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio after FFRF sent an initial letter of complaint Jan. 2 to Howard, who stated “it would take a court order to remove the picture.” - See more at: http://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/18115-portrait-of-jesus-displayed-at-middle-school#sthash.nVSaTf4n.dpuf



Seems like the tide is starting to turn on cases like this. The FFRF is doing some amazing work and making the world a better, more inclusive place, simply by reminding schools, school boards, City councils, etc., that these things (like a picture of jesus mounted at the entrance to a school) are Unconstitutional. Most are seeing the legal issues and removing/dealing with the problem, where fewer and fewer are willing to defend their actions in court.

The FFRF is the "common ground" many here like to talk about. Consider supporting them, won't you?

Files released showing Vatican, Dolan, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, et al PROTECTED child-rapers.

The ENTIRE RCC is complicit in this. There is no longer any denying the extent to which the Catholic Church went to protect itself by protecting and enabling CHILD-RAPERS. Sorry, my Catholic friends, there is no longer any way for you to justify your continued patronage to this terrible, evil organization. IMO, any contribution you make to this horrible institution, be it your time, your money, or your butt in a pew, makes you part of the problem.

For all the alleged good one may be able to cite in other efforts of the Catholic Church, none of it even BEGINS to balance the scales. Justice begins with YOU. Will you stay and stand with your church or will you leave it to rot in the name of justice?


Key Documents

Cemetery Trust Transfer - All Documents

Transfer funds to cemetery trust

Permission to transfer funds

Vatican Responses or Lack of Response to Laicization Petitions Post 2001 - All Documents
John O’Brien Daniel Massie Jerome Wagner Donald Peters Marvin Knighton David Hanser Michael Benham
Daniel Budzynski Ronald Engel Michael Krejci Jerome Lanser Thomas Trepanier John Wagner

Payments to Priests Accused of Molesting Children - All Documents
James Beck Franklyn Becker James Flynt James Jablonowski Jerome Wagner
Michael Krejci John O'Brien Daniel Massie Thomas Trepanier

Perpetrators Allowed to Remain Priests by the Vatican and Archdiocese (Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Listecki) Despite Substantiated Reports of Child Sex Abuse - All Documents
John Wagner Raymond Adamsky James Beck George Hopf
Jerome Lanser Thomas Trepanier Charles Walter

The Vatican’s Response to Archdiocese’s Concerns About Admitted or Convicted Child Molesting Priests Being in Contact With Children, Despite Restrictions - All Documents
John Wagner
John O’Brien

Vatican Surprise that Archdiocese of Milwaukee is experiencing financial difficulties - All Documents
Surpise with ADOM's finances
Change in Lanser's benefits

Archdiocese Mediation Process - All Documents
Offers in mediation
Knighton
Murphy

Archbishops Cousins and Meyer Did Not Document Reports of Child Sex Abuse - All Documents
Daniel Budzynski Donald Peters Barbara Cusack Deposition Archbishop Weakland Book
William Farrell David Hanser Archbishop Weakland Book

Archbishop Dolan’s Concern About Statute of Limitations Reform - All Documents
Concern about possible legislation John Wagner
Thomas Trepanier Marvin Knighton

Dolan Decision to Release the Names of Priests With Substantiated Reports of Sex Abuse of a Minor - All Documents
Dolan Deposition
Reasons not to relase the names
decision to release made before dolan


Depositions
Cardinal Dolan Deposition Sklba Deposition Wealkand Deposition Budzynski Deposition
Cardinal Dolan Deposition Exhibits Sklba Deposition Exhibits Weakland Deposition Exhibits
Cusack Deposition Reinke Deposition Zimprich Deposition
Cusack Deposition Exhibits Reinke Deposition Exhibits Zimprich Deposition Exhibits


Priest Files
• Adamsky, Raymond J. Timeline
• Arimond, James L. Timeline
• Bandle, Ronald J. Timeline
• Beck, James W. Timeline
• Becker, Franklyn W. [9M] [Also available in Parts 1, 2, and 3 Timeline
• Benham, Michael C. Timeline
• Bistricky, Frederick J. Timeline
• Budzynski, Daniel A. Timeline
• Burns, Peter A. Timeline
• Collova, S. Joseph Timeline
• Doyle, Andrew P., III Timeline
• Effinger, William J. [8M] [Also available in Parts 1 and 2] Timeline
• Engel, Ronald Timeline
• Etzel, George A. Timeline
• Farrell, William J. Timeline
• Flynt, James M. Timeline
• Haen, Edmund H. Timeline
• Hanser, David J. Timeline
• Herbst, Harold Timeline
• Hopf, George S. Timeline
• Jablonowski, James N. Timeline
• Knighton, Marvin T. [13M] [Also available in Parts 1, 2, 3A, 3B, and 4] Timeline
• Knotek, John T. Timeline
• Krejci, Michael J. [13M] [Also available in Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4] Timeline
• Kreuzer, Eugene T. Timeline
• Krusing, Oswald G. [8M] [Also available in Part 1 and 2] Timeline
• Lanser, Jerome E. Timeline
• Lesniewski, Eldred B. Timeline
• Massie, Daniel J. Timeline
• Murphy, Lawrence G. [Also available in Part 1, 2, and 3] Timeline
• Nuedling, George A. Timeline
• Neuberger, Michael. Timeline
• O'Brien, John A. Timeline
• Peters, Donald Timeline
• Schouten, Clarence J. Timeline
• Silvestri, Vincent A. Timeline
• Trepanier, Thomas A. Timeline
• Wagner, Jerome A. Timeline
• Wagner, John C. Timeline
• Walter, Charles W. Timeline
• Widera, Siegfried Francis [8M] [Also available in Part 1, 2, and 3] Timeline



http://www.andersonadvocates.com/Archdiocese-of-Milwaukee-Documents.aspx






Documents show Milwaukee archdiocese shielded pedophile priests
By Brendan O'Brien and Geoffrey Davidian, Reuters

Roman Catholic Church officials in Milwaukee vigorously shielded pedophile priests and protected church funds from lawsuits during a decades-long sex abuse scandal, according to hundreds of newly released documents.

The documents include letters and deposition testimony from Cardinal and Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan who, during his time as archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009, appealed to Vatican on numerous occasions to help address the ongoing fallout from the scandal.

The 6,000 pages of documents related to eight decades of abuse cases showed in great detail the Milwaukee archdiocese regularly reassigned priests who were accused of sexual molestation to new parishes and Dolan himself asking the Vatican permission to transfer $57 million to a trust fund to protect it against court action.

In 2011, the Milwaukee archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the financial drain of settling sexual-abuse claims and acknowledging missteps by the church in dealing with pedophile priests.

The judge overseeing the archdiocese's bankruptcy ordered the documents to be released.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/02/19247832-documents-show-milwaukee-archdiocese-shielded-pedophile-priests

Files released showing Vatican, Dolan, Archdiocese of Milwaukee, et al PROTECTED child-rapers.

The ENTIRE RCC is complicit in this. There is no longer any denying the extent to which the Catholic Church went to protect itself by protecting and enabling CHILD-RAPERS. Sorry, my Catholic friends, there is no longer any way for you to justify your continued patronage to this terrible, evil organization. IMO, any contribution you make to this horrible institution, be it your time, your money, or your butt in a pew, makes you part of the problem.

For all the alleged good one may be able to cite in other efforts of the Catholic Church, none of it even BEGINS to balance the scales. Justice begins with YOU. Will you stay and stand with your church or will you leave it to rot in the name of justice?


Key Documents

Cemetery Trust Transfer - All Documents

Transfer funds to cemetery trust

Permission to transfer funds

Vatican Responses or Lack of Response to Laicization Petitions Post 2001 - All Documents
John O’Brien Daniel Massie Jerome Wagner Donald Peters Marvin Knighton David Hanser Michael Benham
Daniel Budzynski Ronald Engel Michael Krejci Jerome Lanser Thomas Trepanier John Wagner

Payments to Priests Accused of Molesting Children - All Documents
James Beck Franklyn Becker James Flynt James Jablonowski Jerome Wagner
Michael Krejci John O'Brien Daniel Massie Thomas Trepanier

Perpetrators Allowed to Remain Priests by the Vatican and Archdiocese (Cardinal Dolan and Archbishop Listecki) Despite Substantiated Reports of Child Sex Abuse - All Documents
John Wagner Raymond Adamsky James Beck George Hopf
Jerome Lanser Thomas Trepanier Charles Walter

The Vatican’s Response to Archdiocese’s Concerns About Admitted or Convicted Child Molesting Priests Being in Contact With Children, Despite Restrictions - All Documents
John Wagner
John O’Brien

Vatican Surprise that Archdiocese of Milwaukee is experiencing financial difficulties - All Documents
Surpise with ADOM's finances
Change in Lanser's benefits

Archdiocese Mediation Process - All Documents
Offers in mediation
Knighton
Murphy

Archbishops Cousins and Meyer Did Not Document Reports of Child Sex Abuse - All Documents
Daniel Budzynski Donald Peters Barbara Cusack Deposition Archbishop Weakland Book
William Farrell David Hanser Archbishop Weakland Book

Archbishop Dolan’s Concern About Statute of Limitations Reform - All Documents
Concern about possible legislation John Wagner
Thomas Trepanier Marvin Knighton

Dolan Decision to Release the Names of Priests With Substantiated Reports of Sex Abuse of a Minor - All Documents
Dolan Deposition
Reasons not to relase the names
decision to release made before dolan


Depositions
Cardinal Dolan Deposition Sklba Deposition Wealkand Deposition Budzynski Deposition
Cardinal Dolan Deposition Exhibits Sklba Deposition Exhibits Weakland Deposition Exhibits
Cusack Deposition Reinke Deposition Zimprich Deposition
Cusack Deposition Exhibits Reinke Deposition Exhibits Zimprich Deposition Exhibits


Priest Files
• Adamsky, Raymond J. Timeline
• Arimond, James L. Timeline
• Bandle, Ronald J. Timeline
• Beck, James W. Timeline
• Becker, Franklyn W. [9M] [Also available in Parts 1, 2, and 3 Timeline
• Benham, Michael C. Timeline
• Bistricky, Frederick J. Timeline
• Budzynski, Daniel A. Timeline
• Burns, Peter A. Timeline
• Collova, S. Joseph Timeline
• Doyle, Andrew P., III Timeline
• Effinger, William J. [8M] [Also available in Parts 1 and 2] Timeline
• Engel, Ronald Timeline
• Etzel, George A. Timeline
• Farrell, William J. Timeline
• Flynt, James M. Timeline
• Haen, Edmund H. Timeline
• Hanser, David J. Timeline
• Herbst, Harold Timeline
• Hopf, George S. Timeline
• Jablonowski, James N. Timeline
• Knighton, Marvin T. [13M] [Also available in Parts 1, 2, 3A, 3B, and 4] Timeline
• Knotek, John T. Timeline
• Krejci, Michael J. [13M] [Also available in Parts 1, 2, 3, and 4] Timeline
• Kreuzer, Eugene T. Timeline
• Krusing, Oswald G. [8M] [Also available in Part 1 and 2] Timeline
• Lanser, Jerome E. Timeline
• Lesniewski, Eldred B. Timeline
• Massie, Daniel J. Timeline
• Murphy, Lawrence G. [Also available in Part 1, 2, and 3] Timeline
• Nuedling, George A. Timeline
• Neuberger, Michael. Timeline
• O'Brien, John A. Timeline
• Peters, Donald Timeline
• Schouten, Clarence J. Timeline
• Silvestri, Vincent A. Timeline
• Trepanier, Thomas A. Timeline
• Wagner, Jerome A. Timeline
• Wagner, John C. Timeline
• Walter, Charles W. Timeline
• Widera, Siegfried Francis [8M] [Also available in Part 1, 2, and 3] Timeline



http://www.andersonadvocates.com/Archdiocese-of-Milwaukee-Documents.aspx


Documents show Milwaukee archdiocese shielded pedophile priests
By Brendan O'Brien and Geoffrey Davidian, Reuters

Roman Catholic Church officials in Milwaukee vigorously shielded pedophile priests and protected church funds from lawsuits during a decades-long sex abuse scandal, according to hundreds of newly released documents.

The documents include letters and deposition testimony from Cardinal and Archbishop of New York Timothy Dolan who, during his time as archbishop of Milwaukee from 2002 to 2009, appealed to Vatican on numerous occasions to help address the ongoing fallout from the scandal.

The 6,000 pages of documents related to eight decades of abuse cases showed in great detail the Milwaukee archdiocese regularly reassigned priests who were accused of sexual molestation to new parishes and Dolan himself asking the Vatican permission to transfer $57 million to a trust fund to protect it against court action.

In 2011, the Milwaukee archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, citing the financial drain of settling sexual-abuse claims and acknowledging missteps by the church in dealing with pedophile priests.

The judge overseeing the archdiocese's bankruptcy ordered the documents to be released.

http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/07/02/19247832-documents-show-milwaukee-archdiocese-shielded-pedophile-priests
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