Tag: Alaska Priest Abuse

‘It’s never, ever been your fault’: Alaska bishop offers apology in wake of report on sexual abuse

The report found evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 men who worked for the Archdiocese of Anchorage, nearly all of them priests.

Review finds evidence of sexual misconduct by 14 people in the Anchorage Archdiocese since 1966

The Archdiocese of Anchorage announced the review findings on Thursday.

Jesuits Investigation in Alaska | Alaska Insight

The Catholic church has been reckoning with the systematic cover-up of sexual abuse among clergy members as victims began coming forward in the last decade. An investigative piece published by the program Reveal from the Center of Investigative Reporting last year found that, for decades, Jesuit priests abused hundreds in Alaska Native villages.
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LISTEN: A reporter charted the harm caused by abusive priests in Alaska, a survivor lived through it

The legacy of sexual abuse perpetrated by Jesuit priests against Alaskans in rural villages has haunted families and communities for decades. An investigative series tracked some of the worst offenders from Alaska to a retirement compound outside of the state.

Diocese of Juneau finds ‘credible evidence’ of sexual misconduct by Southeast Alaska priests

A report commissioned by the Diocese of Juneau found “credible evidence” that seven people who served the Catholic Church in Southeast Alaska since 1951 engaged in sexual misconduct involving minors or vulnerable adults.

33 Jesuit priests named in report on abuse claims in Alaska

More than a hundred priests who worked in western states are named in a document from Jesuit West Province, along with details of abuse claims made against them.

Two former Jesuit officials resign from Gonzaga University after revelations about abusive priests

Two priests in high-level positions at Gonzaga University resigned today. Both previously held leadership roles in the Jesuits’ Oregon Province while it sent Jesuits accused of sexual abuse to live in a home on campus.

These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga’s campus

Gonzaga University served as a retirement repository for Jesuit priests accused of sexual abuse in Alaska Native villages and on Indian reservations.

Diocese of Juneau taps panel to investigate claims of sexual misconduct

The Roman Catholic Church’s historic archives in Southeast Alaska will be opened to an independent panel investigating allegations of sexual misconduct by church personnel, the Diocese of Juneau announced Wednesday.

Anchorage Archdiocese addressing possible sexual abuse with independent review

The Catholic Archdiocese in Anchorage announced Wednesday it will take a close look at possible sexual abuse within the church. Listen now

Investigating historical trauma endured by Native Americans, Alaska Natives

An Ojibwe woman and independent journalist Mary Annette Pember recently visited Alaska for a series of stories on historical trauma and Native American mental health practices. Pember says the troubled lives of Native Americans reflect their troubled history. Download Audio

Diocese: Fairbanks Priest Held on Federal Child-Pornography Charges was Screened

A Fairbanks Catholic priest accused of trying to produce child pornography underwent a two-stage screening process as part of his hiring and ordination. Download Audio

Village Carries Faith, Despite Past Priest Abuse

This week the embattled Society of Jesus Oregon Province emerged from chapter 11 Bankruptcy. The Province oversees Jesuit activities in five states, and under their watch hundreds of children were sexually abused by priests and volunteers.

Checks Sent Out to Hundreds of Clerical Abuse Victims

Checks are going out now to hundreds of victims of clerical sexual abuse in the Yukon Kuskokwim Delta, and the greater Northwest Region.

Abuse Victims Take Case to Federal Court

One of the largest clergy sex abuse cases in the country has turned into the case of a lifetime for one Northwest attorney. The settlement between the Northwest Jesuits and abuse victims, including those in Alaska, will soon go before a federal judge in Portland for confirmation.

Settlement Awards Sex Abuse Victims $166.1 Million, Written Apologies

Associated Press An order of priests has agreed to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of Native Americans and Alaska Natives who were abused as...

Priest Cleared of Sexual Assault Accusation

Dan Bross, KUAC – Fairbanks A Catholic Priest who worked in Fairbanks for 12 years has been cleared of an accusation of sexual abuse. ...

Compensation Checks Going Out to Abuse Victims

Compensation checks began going out yesterday to victims of sexual abuse by clergy who sued the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese. The checks are being...

Judge OKs Agreement in Sexual Abuse Claims

A judge has signed off on a compensation agreement between the Catholic Diocese of Northern Alaska and about 300 people who filed claims...

Diocese Has New Plans for Compensating Abuse Victims

The Fairbanks Catholic Diocese has a new plan for paying victims of sexual abuse by clergy. The amended plan was filed in court...