Columbus Diocese Task Force Examining Sexual Abuse PoliciesThe Roman Catholic Diocese of Columbus has taken steps to examine its policies regarding the sexual abuse of minors with the creation of a task force, and has hired a law firm to determine whether more names should be added to a list of credibly accused priests.
Pennsylvania Dioceses Offer $84M To 564 Clergy Abuse VictimsPennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse, a tally that’s sure to grow substantially in the new year as compensation fund administrators work through a backlog of claims, according to an Associated Press review.
Fight Over Sexual Abuse Victims' Lawsuit Time Limit Returns To SenateSenate Democrats are attempting anew to give now-adult victims of child sexual abuse a reprieve from time limits in state law that prohibit them from suing perpetrators and institutions that may have covered it up.
Retired NJ Priest Says He Tried To Report Sexual Abuse, But Was Initially 'Dismissed' By Boston Archdiocese Monsignor Kenneth Lasch said it happened back in 1985.
Bishop Zubik Calls For ‘Year Of Repentance’ In Wake Of Grand Jury ReportBishop David Zubik, the leader of the Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh, is calling for a Year of Repentance in light of the grand jury report detailing allegations of sexual abuse in six dioceses.
Pittsburgh Diocese Moving Forward With Reorganization Despite Grand Jury ReportThe devastating grand jury report detailing allegations of clergy sexual abuse comes at a time when the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese is about to undergo a massive reorganization.
Parishioners Express Betrayal, Confusion During St. James Town Hall Meeting About Grand Jury ReportSt. James Catholic Parish may be the first of many parishes in the Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese to host town hall meetings, like the one held Monday evening in Sewickley.
Survivors Network Of Abuse Victims Asks Parishioners To Think Before Donating To ChurchA national network of abuse victims is asking parishioners to think before they contribute to the church in the wake of the devastating grand jury report.
Vatican Responds To Grand Jury Report, Calls Abuse 'Criminal And Morally Reprehensible'The Vatican responded on Thursday to a Pennsylvania grand jury report that detailed decades of sexual abuses by priests and cover-ups by bishops, calling the accusations described in the report "criminal and morally reprehensible."
301 'Predator Priests' Named In Pa. Grand Jury Sex Abuse Report: ‘They Were Raping Little Boys & Girls’The long-awaited state grand jury report into sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses, including Pittsburgh and Greensburg, has finally been released.
'It's Going To Be Tough': Bishop David Zubik Tries To Prepare Parishioners For Grand Jury Report ReleaseThe Pittsburgh Catholic Diocese prepared parishioners Sunday for a scathing grand jury report that's about to be released about sex abuse in the church.
Bishop Zubik To Release List Of Diocese Of Pittsburgh Clergy Members Accused Of Sexual AbuseBishop David Zubik says he will release the names of Diocese of Pittsburgh clergy members who have been accused of sexually abusing minors.
Diocese IDs 71 Alleged Sex Abusers, Cites Failure Of BishopsThe Roman Catholic diocese of Harrisburg has put out a list of 71 priests and others in the church accused of sexually abusing children in cases going back decades.
Judge Who Presided Over Sandusky Trial To Sort Out Redactions In Clergy Abuse ReportThe judge who presided over Jerry Sandusky's child molestation trial will help figure out what can be made public in a grand jury's report into child sexual abuse in six Pennsylvania Roman Catholic dioceses.
Pa. Supreme Court: Clergy Abuse Report To Be Released With Names RedactedPennsylvania's highest court is allowing a landmark grand jury report into clergy child sexual abuse and efforts to cover it up to be released.