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Breaking News Headlines: Dolan Warned Vatican of Sex Abuse Scandal


Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan sought to push problem priests out of the priesthood to avoid further scandal after sex abuse victims began coming forward in the early 2000s. Many victims in Milwaukee began coming forward in 2002 after news broke about clergy abuse in Boston.

Three lawsuits brought by men who said former Elmo puppeteer Kevin Clash sexually abused them when they were underage were tossed out by U.S. District Judge John G. Koeltl who said in a decision published Monday that the men waited too long to sue.

Former Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan sought and received permission from the Vatican to move $57 million from a cemetery fund into a trust to provide "improved protection" as the archdiocese prepared to file for bankruptcy amid dozens of claims by victims of clergy sex abuse, according to documents made public Monday.