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...arrived in Fairbanks, I learned a film crew was producing a PBS documentary on the sexual abuse of children by Catholic church workers that occurred in the Native villages of rural Alaska. It was their intention to focus on Kettler's address to the...
Alaska Digest for surviving a plane crash, a quarter-mile slide down a mountain and a night in the wilderness. The two church workers were found by searchers Friday morning, a day after their single-engine Aero Commander crashed into a snowy mountain...
Ceremony of sorrow

...may have experienced abuse at the hands of clergy or a church worker but never had the chance to tell their story. bell tolled for every person abused by a priest or church worker in this Catholic community. It was a poignant moment...
Susan Boyle goes up like a rocket, but then what?

...heard of Susan Boyle, the 47-year-old unemployed church worker with the voice of a Broadway diva. The YouTube videos...realize that while her voice is amazing for an unemployed church worker, it is just OK when compared with other major singing...
Ketchikan woman sues Juneau diocese for 80s sexual abuse

...Burns said in the statement that his responsibilities include "reaching out to anyone who may have been wronged by a church worker, working with civil authorities in addressing such cases and assuring the faith and confidence in our Catholic community...
More claimants file allegations of sexual abuse by Fairbanks priests

...11 bankruptcy last year, the number of people alleging sexual abuse by the Fairbanks Catholic Diocese priests and church workers has more than doubled. The diocese filed for bankruptcy last March. Since then, another 152 people have come forward...
Palin church promotes converting gays

...movement. Larry Kroon, senior pastor at Palin's church, was not available to discuss the matter Friday, said a church worker who declined to give her name. Gay activists in Alaska said Palin has not worked actively against their interests...
Fairbanks Catholic diocese to file for bankruptcy

...within five weeks. More than 150 claims were filed against the church for alleged crimes at the hands of clergy or church workers between the 1950s and 1980s. Anchorage lawyer Ken Roosa said 135 cases are still pending. Negotiations have been...
Deadline nears to file sex abuse claims

...settle with 140 plaintiffs. The plaintiffs filed claims against the diocese for alleged sexual abuse by priests and church workers. The abuse claims dated from the 1950s to the mid-1980s. Since the diocese began advertising the upcoming deadline...
Russian Orthodox Church places top bishop on leave

...Spainhoward said. Last month, Bishop Nikolai was accused in a lawsuit of helping his second-in-command fire a church worker who accused the bishop's aide of sexual harassment, a claim Bishop Nikolai has denied. Spainhoward said there's...


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