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2015 | A Heroic Whistleblower in the Long, Sad Mess of Clergy Sexual Abuse

In Print Media, Top Stories about Phil by PhilSaviano

October 28, 2015 | CRUX – Remember the famous line in “Jaws” when Chief Brody first sees the monster shark and says, “You’re gonna need a bigger boat”? Phil Saviano remembers a similar line when he first told Boston Globe reporters there weren’t just one or two priests molesting a handful of children. Saviano knew of nearly 30 priests, if not more, with dozens of victims.

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In ‘Spotlight,’ an Oscar Favorite, Dogged and Ink-Stained Heroes

In Feature Stories, Spotlight-movie by PhilSaviano

October 11, 2015 | NEW TORK TIMES — They have been whipsawed by the web and left jobless by the thousands in round after round of layoffs and early retirements. Their public standing just barely rises above that of lobbyists and telemarketers. But against all odds, the hottest heroes in Hollywood — at least in this early stage of the Oscar hunt — are a bunch of scruffy, middle-aged newspaper journalists.
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1999 | Texas Bishop Demands Retraction of Claims Regarding Holley from Catholic Newspaper

In Fr. Holley News Reports by PhilSaviano

July 1999 / The Bishop of the Diocese of Galveston-Houston denies allegations in two recent issues of The Wanderer. Most Reverend Joseph Fiorenza says accusations made in the articles involving him are total fabrications. . . One of the articles concerns a lawsuit alleging that Bishop Fiorenza protected a known pedophile . . . even though he knew Fr. David Holley was a perpetrator.
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1997 | Thou Shalt Not . . . But Some Priests Did, and the Church Didn’t Want to Know

In Print Media, Top Stories about Phil by PhilSaviano

September 1997 |WORCESTER MAGAZINE — Phil Saviano, like so many of the other victims, was just a kid when his East Douglas parish priest sexually assaulted him. The Rev. David Holley, who is now an old man and a convicted pedophile doing time in a New Mexico prison, but a wide swath through many different parishes — here and in three other states.
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