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St. Cloud Diocese, abuse survivors agree on framework to resolve claims

ST. CLOUD, MINN. — The Diocese of St. Cloud and survivors of clergy sexual abuse have reached an agreement on a framework for a resolution of all clergy sexual abuse claims against the diocese and area parishes.


Boy Scout Victims' Choice: Sue Rashly, Or Wait And Risk Loss

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Some victims of childhood sex abuse who are considering suing the Boy Scouts of America face a choice: an anguished rush to meet a deadline earlier than what lawmakers intended, or wait and sue local councils, perhaps putting them at greater risk of losing.


Explaining the Vatican’s lingering ambivalence on “zero tolerance”

ROME - “Zero tolerance” for sexual abuse has become one of those notoriously elastic phrases, such as “change,” “hope” and “progress,” which everyone claims to be for but no one seems to define in exactly the same way.


Catholic Archdiocese asks to have child abuse lawsuit dismissed, contends case filed too late

HOUSTON – The Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston has asked to throw out a federal lawsuit filed by a man and woman who claim they were abused by a Conroe priest because it was filed too late.


Advocate for those abused by priests seek state police probe

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — An advocate for people abused by priests asked Gov. John Bel Edwards on Tuesday to direct the Louisiana State Police to conduct a statewide investigation of the Catholic church for its role in child sexual abuse cases.


SNAP asks governor to order state investigation of church

The Louisiana chapter of SNAP has asked Gov. John Bel Edwards to direct State Police to investigate the Catholic Church.


LI priest molested me, now church is trying to keep me quiet, lawsuit says

A man says a Long Island priest sexually abused him when he was a teen — and that church investigators are now trying to intimidate him into silence, new court papers show.


Alleged victim of nuns’ sex abuse fears Archdiocese bankruptcy will silence him

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has filed for bankruptcy, and survivors of abuse at the hands of Catholic clergy say it’s just a maneuver meant to silence them. They include one man who says he was molested by nuns at a West Bank youth home in the 1970s, and he’s now urging other victims to speak out.


Lawsuit: Man alleges Allentown Diocese priests sexually abused, tortured him in church basement in the 1970s

A Texas man is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Allentown and one of its churches, St. Catharine of Siena in Reading, claiming he was sexually abused and tortured by several priests in a church basement in the 1970s.


Boy Scout abuse victims have until Nov. 16 to file claims against the organization

Attorneys for the Boy Scouts of America and lawyers representing individuals who allege they were abused as scouts agreed on Monday to a Nov. 16 deadline for victims to file bankruptcy claims against the storied youth organization.


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