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March 11
Victims' lawyer to sue Dupre

March 6
Suit accuses insurer of fraud

March 5
Charges against bishop eyed

March 1
Activists seek sex abuse panel

February 26
Alleged victim to aid probe

February 13
Springfield probe is sought

January 7, 2004
Agents faced reluctant aides

December 3
Church settles with victim

November 15
Settlement fuels money advice

November 12
Claims set aside until 2004

October 30
Hard line set on abuse trials

October 21
Most plaintiffs accept deal

October 19
Therapy sought in abuse suit

October 17
Lawyer says settlement near

October 8
Victims agonize over deal

September 12
Victims seen taking settlement

September 11
Church deal a boon for lawyers

September 10
Church in $85 million accord
Archdiocese facing new strains
Most plaintiffs to accept deal
O'Malley makes an appeal

September 9
Negotiations resume in cases

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Following is a list of older stories about investigations into the sexual abuse scandal. More recent stories are listed in the column to the left.

September 7
Lawyers, church press ahead

September 6
Meeting with bishop is delayed
Cleric calls settlements 'critical'

September 5
Victims want face on numbers

September 4
O'Malley to meet with plaintiffs

August 27
Attorney won't rush decision

August 23
Victim lawyers voice optimism

August 22
Church raises its offer to $65m

August 19
Lawyers meet with mediator

August 16
AG praises O'Malley openness

August 14
Lawyers weigh offer response

August 13
Church told to give priest data

August 12
Records: Church paid $21.2m

August 11
Group wants larger settlement

August 9
O'Malley offers $55m settlement
Victims react with anger, relief Approach echoes 1992 case

July 26
Push to toughen abuse laws

July 25
Bills aim for stricter abuse laws
Victims want secular oversight

July 24
AG sees 1,000 victims of abuse
Crisis returns to the forefront
Lieutenants scorned in report
AG says leaders blocked probe
Weak statutes; no indictments
AG is at peace with himself

July 23
Priest asks judge to toss suit

July 21
Indictments ruled out in probe

July 9
Meeting hikes settlement hope

July 8
Settlement specialist is hired

July 5
Lawyers restart church suits

July 2
O'Malley offers plea, pledge

June 30
Protesters push for settlement

June 28
Lennon: Settlement a priority
Ruling may boost civil suits
Haverhill priest sentenced

June 27
Settlement deadline missed
Limits on prosecution upheld

June 26
Settlement deadline may pass

June 21
Priest convicted of girl's rape

June 20
Lennon: Settlement possible

June 17
Openness of bishops at issue

June 11
Alleged victim takes the stand

May 24
Church pressed on settlement

May 23
N.H. church, victims reach deal

May 21
Release of notes set in motion

May 19
Abuse settlement seen unlikely

April 16
Record of priest's care at issue

April 3
Lawsuit seen as first of a trend

April 2
Calif. church sues archdiocese
Appeal denied in abuse suits

March 24
Redemption is key to defense

March 21
Church presses end to suits

March 14
New Law testimony released

March 12
Priest, Law testimonies differ

March 6
Trial is delayed; fairness cited

March 5
Archdiocese hires psychologist

March 4
N.H. report lambastes diocese

February 27
Ex-Law secretary before jury

February 26
Law testifies before grand jury
Church turns to Appeals Court

February 24
Law to face criminal grand jury

February 20
Judge rules suits can proceed

February 13
Ex-Law aide testifies in probe

February 5
Charges set aside against two

February 3
Deadline on cases at issue

January 29
Records on adults forthcoming
Law's attorney blasts judge

January 22
Judge rebukes Law's lawyer

January 14
Lawyer dispute abuse charges

January 9
Bishop tells of shielding priests
Excerpts from testimony

December 18
Monsignor says suit is too late

December 14
Deposition of cardinal may wait
Church faces a 'mess' in court
Law deputies may draw focus

December 13
AG claims evidence of coverup

December 12
Grand jury is said to call Law

December 11
N.H. diocese admits violations
AG: Church impeding probe

November 26
Judge: Records, Law at odds

November 23
Church seeks to block access

November 15
Judge seeks probe of priest

November 14
Judge says to turn over files

November 14
Judge says to turn over files

October 31
Judge warns church of fines

October 21
N.H. near decision on charges

October 19
AG: State law has precedence

October 17
Church loses document appeal

September 27
DA names accused priests

September 26
Court tells church release files

July 16
AG criticizes church abuse plan

July 9
N.H. bishop accepted denials

June 27
DA seeks to lift time limit

June 21
Bill eyes supervisor fault

June 18
Lawyers challenge church

June 14
Judge: Conn. hid abuse

June 7
School says abuse alleged

May 29
Judge orders more data freed

May 21
Abuse cases long her crusade

May 17
Records ordered released

May 7
DA quits panel on children

May 4
Swift signs bill on clergy

April 27
Gag order issued on papers

April 24
Agreement on reporting bill

April 13
Former priest indicted

April 12
N.Y. diocese investigated

April 11
Senate to debate abuse bill
N.Y. bishop to reveal names

April 10
Reilly doesn't rule out charges
DA: Most priests can't be tried

April 9
N.Y. priest pleads not guilty

April 6
DAs push bill on child abuse

April 5
DA: Church policy 'disturbing'

April 4
List of N.Y. clergy handed over

March 20
Church hands over abuse files

March 16
DA drops Spagnolia case

March 15
DAs urged to prosecute priest
Diocese turns over abuse files

March 13
Worcester bishop to cooperate

March 12
Church worker is sentenced

March 8, 2002
AG asks to monitor priests
Jesuits turn over 5 names

March 7, 2002
Abuse reporting bill hits snag

March 6, 2002
Prosecutors to advice diocese

March 2, 2002
Church to release victim data

March 1, 2002
Reilly, DAs pressure church

February 27, 2002
Suffolk DA opens investigation of charges against pastor
House closes abuse loophole

February 19, 2002
Senator prods house on abuse bill

February 9, 2002
DAs given names of 49 priests

February 1, 2002
DA sees lack of priest controls
Prosecutors say data lacking

January 29, 2002
Abuse bill would make supervisors liable

January 24, 2002
Measure would require clergy to report abuses

January 23, 2002
Senate agrees to widen abuse bill

January 17, 2002
AG wants past reports


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