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THE COST OF ABUSE | Victims seeking compensation may face inconsistent rules, opportunities across different dioceses

Some require that the abuse be sexual. Erie, for example, does not. The Scranton diocese is more encompassing. Harrisburg is not. Harrisburg has a more restrictive time ... church documentation and ... read more

How will extending statute of limitations in sex abuse cases affect New Jersey?

The Catholic Church and ... up a one-year, one-time period to allow all victims to seek civil action, regardless of how long ago the abuse occurred. Marci Hamilton, CEO of CHILD USA, speaks up in ... read more

U.S. church leaders in favor of new rules on sexual abuse reporting

WASHINGTON (CNS) — U.S. church ... stipulating jail time for any public official of the Vatican who fails to report abuse, “sets an unmistakable new course. Voices of the victims are heard ... read more

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At Mass of Atonement, Richmond bishop expresses remorse for church sex abuse scandal

And the Diocese of Richmond did not answer questions from the Richmond Times-Dispatch submitted in late August asking how many cases of sexual abuse by church ... time. The diocese spent about ... read more

Cardinal Bernard Law, the face of the church’s failure on child sexual abuse, dies at 86

That scandal, smoldering for years, exploded into national view in Boston in 2002 after 18 years of Cardinal Bernard Law’s leadership ... that was wrong with the church’s response to a metastasizing ... read more

Five men who were Catholic priests face new criminal charges in Michigan

Five men who have worked as Catholic priests in Michigan now face charges ... an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor involving the Rev. Vincent DeLorenzo was reported in 2002, and the church ... read more

Archdiocese of Boston’s liaison to sexual abuse victims stepping down

The Archdiocese of Boston’s top liaison to victims ... healing to many survivors and their families, and to the wider community of the church. These last 10 years have been life-changing for everyone ... read more

What you should know about N.J.’s tough new law giving sexual assault victims more time to sue their abusers

This narrow window allowed scores of predators to never face justice ... two-year time limit. Q: Is filing a lawsuit the only way victims may be recognized? A: No. In February, the New Jersey ... read more

8 Victims of Sex Scandals in the Church

Healing does not come easy. To forgive is divine, but for these victims ... the clergy sexual abuse crisis in the U.S. Catholic Church in-depth. It is the most comprehensive study on child sexual ... read more

Former Catholic priest acknowledges 'I did do things that were wrong' after 2 accusations of molestation

Then, in 2015, Smilanic saw the hit movie “Spotlight,” which delved into the Boston Globe’s investigation of child sexual ... abuse that happens needs to be part of this inquiry, whenever the church ... read more

Church sex scandal: Abuse victims want a full reckoning

Mitchell Garabedian, a Boston lawyer who estimates he has represented 3,000 clergy sex abuse victims from around the world since ... all of the dirt out at the very beginning, all at the same time, ... read more

As a Catholic parent, allowing my children to be altar servers is an act of faith

And every time she does so, my wife and I must act on faith that our daughter won’t become the church’s latest victim. I came of age in the Catholic ... and served his first Mass, the church sex-abuse ... read more

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