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Former Granite City Priest Ousted Following Abuse Allegations

Springfield Bishop Thomas Paprocki has removed Father Robert “Bud” DeGrand as pastor of four central Illinois parishes following a credible abuse allegation from 30 years ago.

05/06/2015

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St. Louis Archdiocese Must Turn in Sex Abuse Claims Records

A judge says the St. Louis archdiocese must turn over internal records on sexual abuse allegations spanning two decades as part of a civil lawsuit.

03/11/2015

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Defrocked St. Louis Priest Sent to Prison for Molestation Being Released

The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests, or SNAP, is calling on Archbishop Robert Carlson to warn the flock about Gary Wolken, now 48, who is scheduled for release Feb. 23 from the Bonne Terre prison.

02/17/2015

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St. Louis Priest Charged with Child Sex Crimes

Rev. Joseph Jiang is accused of twice forcing oral sex in a Catholic school bathroom on a male victim under 14.

04/18/2014

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Mysterious Priest Comes Out Of Nowhere To Help Accident Victim

First responders in northeast Missouri struggled to extricate a young woman from a serious car wreck until a mysterious priest arrived and helped calm rescuers and the victim. The woman’s friends and family now want to know: Who was that mysterious clergyman?

08/09/2013

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St. Louis Priest Indicted On Federal Child Porn Charges

A federal grand jury returned an indictment Wedneday charging Father William F. Vatterott of St. Louis with possession of child pornography.

04/24/2013

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Abuse Case Announced In Southern Mo. Catholic Diocese

Alleged abuse occurred in the 1960’s.

01/01/2013

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Southern Illinois Priest Who Didn’t Stick To Script Is Out

Rev. Bill Rowe must leave St. Mary Parish no later than July 10th.

06/25/2012

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Maverick Priest To Bishop: “Fire Me”

Rowe: “I’ve decided to let him use church law to remove me”.

04/27/2012

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Belleville Diocese Settles Priest Abuse Lawsuits

Three victims agree to ‘substantial’ settlements

03/21/2012

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