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Here come the diocese ‘bankruptcies’: How New Yorkers seeking justice under the Child Victims Act should approach new pleas of poverty

For years, we’ve fought hard for the Child Victims Act (CVA), transformative legislation that is already helping survivors secure justice while increasing transparency for the public. Both are sorely needed to end the epidemic of child sexual abuse.


Burnsville church investigating sex abuse claims against pastor

Allegations that a Burnsville pastor had inappropriate sexual relationships with two 18-year-old women 17 years ago in Indiana have shaken the congregation at his south metro megachurch, resulting in a leave of absence for him and his removal from consideration for hire by a church in Tennessee.


Australia's highest court to give Cardinal Pell chance to have sex abuse convictions overturned

CANBERRA, Australia — Australia's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear an appeal from the most senior Catholic to be found guilty of sexually abusing children, giving Cardinal George Pell his last chance at getting his convictions overturned.


Expert says some Latin American Churches are doing ‘nothing’ about abuse

MEXICO CITY - When the Boston Globe released a shocking series of news stories about the clerical sexual abuse scandals in the city of Boston in 2002, Father Daniel Portillo was a seminarian.


The Priest Next Door

SUNRISE, Fla. – John Dagwell said he’s earned the right to live in peace as he tries to put his past behind him. 


DiNardo praises abuse survivors for speaking out, as U.S. bishops begin fall meeting

BALTIMORE - In his final remarks as president of the U.S. bishops, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo encouraged the U.S. Church to continue to press ahead in the fight against clergy abuse and in defense of migrants and unborn human life.


Survivors of clergy abuse gather for vigil, protest

BALTIMORE, Md. (WBFF) - Survivors of clergy abuse and their supporters gathered in downtown Baltimore ahead of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops meeting that begins Monday.


Schrader: Report on Catholic clergy sexual abuse leaves a big question unanswered

What did Colorado’s archbishops know and when?

That question is left unanswered by the Special Master’s Report into “Roman Catholic Clergy Sexual Abuse of Children in Colorado from 1950 to 2019.”


‘Silence doesn’t work’: Man alleges abuse by two clergymen at East Bay Catholic high school

HAYWARD — A man now in his 50s has filed lawsuit alleging that the Catholic church should have known about two clergymen who abused him as a high school student at Moreau Catholic High School in Hayward.


Anniversary of credibly accused clergy list in New Orleans brings lawsuits, calls for investigations

When the Archdiocese of New Orleans published a list one year ago of priests and deacons who had been credibly accused of molesting children, it started a one-year clock for lawsuits by people claiming that seeing the list had rekindled memories of their abuse at the hands of Catholic clergymen.


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