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January 22, 1994 | From Associated Press
In the northern Minnesota town of Bemidji, where Mark Smith grew up, it was an article of faith: You obeyed your parish priest. Smith did. And when he was 9, he says, the Father James Porter molested him. Now, 24 years after the encounter that devastated his faith and shadowed his life, Smith and other victims of the former priest are receiving compensation from an unusual and controversial source--a center that counseled Porter before the incidents.
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January 22, 1994 | From Associated Press
In the northern Minnesota town of Bemidji, where Mark Smith grew up, it was an article of faith: You obeyed your parish priest. Smith did. And when he was 9, he says, the Father James Porter molested him. Now, 24 years after the encounter that devastated his faith and shadowed his life, Smith and other victims of the former priest are receiving compensation from an unusual and controversial source--a center that counseled Porter before the incidents.
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March 19, 1994 | From Associated Press
After servants of God sexually abuse youths a Roman Catholic archdiocese faces bankruptcy because of clergy abuse suits. When a treatment center for pedophiles is closed, other churches try in vain to insure against clergy abuse. Acts of retribution from God? No--insurance companies.
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