Laura Pontikes reads from a letter she wrote to the Vatican that asked for help to resolve her complaints against the Galveston-Houston Archdiocese for its handling of a case in which she says her priest took advantage of her. (AP Video/Dario Lopez and Allen Breed)
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Laura Pontikes says her priest groomed her into a sexual relationship, absolving her of adultery while seeking big donations. And she says the man responsible for the U.S. church’s response to clergy abuse reneged on promised punishment. (June 4)
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