Monday, January 13, 2014 2:35 pm
The Diocese of Stockton intends to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Wednesday in Sacramento Federal Court, after more than six months of discussing the possibility with its members.
Sunday, September 8, 2013 4:31 pm
Stockton Diocese Bishop Stephen Blaire says it’s becoming increasingly likely that the Catholic diocese that serves the Lodi area will file for bankruptcy.
Friday, June 7, 2013 12:00 am
This week’s $1.75 million settlement with a former parishioner who says he was sexually abused by defrocked priest Oliver O’Grady has Stockton Diocese officials seriously considering bankruptcy.
Thursday, March 14, 2013 12:00 am
"It's very exciting. What impressed me the most is that he came out and asked for a blessing from the people. He's a very humble man, not a movie star.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013 7:05 pm
A priest from Colombia who was filling in temporarily for his vacationing brother at Lodi’s St. Anne’s Catholic Church was arrested Sunday on sexual molestation and other charges in Yuba City.
Saturday, February 2, 2013 12:00 am
Decades have passed since I actively practiced Roman Catholicism. But curiously, the church is still a large part of who I am.
Saturday, May 5, 2012 12:00 am
Why does the church pay to settle cases of sexual abuse of children by clergy? And why do they pay so much? These questions can be answered by asking another question: What does Bishop Blaire accomplish by stopping the civil trial?
Saturday, April 21, 2012 12:00 am
An international sexual abuse support group has followed the Michael Kelly trial since Travis Trotter brought his case forward more than four years ago.
Friday, April 20, 2012 10:39 am
The Diocese of Stockton is paying $3.75 million to settle a civil sex abuse case involving Father Michael Kelly, who fled to Ireland last week, it was announced Friday.
Friday, April 6, 2012 5:07 pm
Father Michael Kelly has been removed from the clergy after he was held liable on three counts of assault, sexual assault and abuse late Friday afternoon.
Thursday, March 8, 2012 6:56 pm
The 37-year-old man suing popular Lockeford priest Michael Kelly told a jury Thursday that Kelly sexually assaulted him at least twice while babysitting him and his younger sister.
Tuesday, February 14, 2012 6:52 pm
Lawyers in the Michael Kelly sexual assault civil suit argued
Tuesday whether the case of former Lodi priest and convicted
pedophile Oliver O'Grady should be included as evidence.
Tim Lennon holds a photograph of himself at 13 while protesting
outside the San Joaquin County courthouse on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
Lennon is a member of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests,
a support network for people who are victims of abuse by
Melanie Sakoda, from the East Bay community of Moraga, protests
at the San Joaquin County courthouse on Monday, Nov. 21, 2011.
Sakoda is a volunteer with Survivors Network of those Abused by
Saturday, December 17, 2011 12:00 am
Tim Lennon is a 64-year-old San Francisco man who says he was
raped by a priest in the Midwest when he was 13. The priest was a
Tuesday, September 27, 2011 6:53 pm
Father Michael Kelly, who serves at St. Joachim’s Catholic
Church in Lockeford, has been accused of sexually abusing a
10-year-old boy from 2000 to 2002, according to an Orange County
attorney investigating the case.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011 12:00 am
We hope that the child sex abuse trial against Father Michael
Kelly will proceed on schedule with a full trial in July ("Kelly
heading to trial in Stockton sex abuse suit," April 21).
Tuesday, April 27, 2010 12:00 am
The Dutch Catholic Church rejected criticism Monday for failing
to check the background of a volunteer who served a seven-year
prison sentence in Amador County for child abuse.
Thursday, January 29, 2009 10:00 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Cardinal Roger M. Mahony said Thursday he was
"mystified and puzzled" by a federal grand jury investigation into
the handling of alleged clergy child molestation cases by the Roman
Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.
Sunday, October 14, 2007 10:00 pm
Deacon Bill Warren said that the task of reporting the news that
someone has accused St. Joachim Parish Priest Michael Kelly of
committing sexual abuse in the 1980s was one of the most difficult
things he's ever had to do.
Thursday, October 11, 2007 10:00 pm
Father Michael Kelly, the priest at St. Joachim Catholic Church
in Lockeford for the past three years, has been placed on
administrative leave while the Stockton Diocese investigates an
allegation that Kelly sexually abused a Stockton child sometime
between 1984 and 1986, according to a prepared statement by Bishop
Sunday, December 3, 2006 10:00 pm
A man who says he was sexually abused by former priest Oliver
O'Grady when he was a child attending Lodi's St. Anne's Catholic
Church has filed suit against an archdiocese in Ireland where
O'Grady attended seminary some four decades ago.
Thursday, October 26, 2006 10:00 pm
The bishop of the Stockton Diocese has notified Canadian and
French authorities that former Lodi priest Oliver O'Grady may have
fled from his home in Ireland and gone to either of those
Tuesday, October 17, 2006 10:00 pm
Women who say they were sexually abused by former Lodi priest
Oliver O'Grady said Tuesday they were outraged and concerned that
the priest has reportedly fled Ireland and could be making his way
Tuesday, August 22, 2006 10:00 pm
While several members of Ebenezer Congregational Church say
Pastor Bill Mastro is a changed man and isn't a danger to children,
other people living near the church say they'll be more careful
with their children after learning Mastro is a registered sex
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