UNIONDALE, Long Island, N.Y. — The Rockville Centre Diocese continues to refuse to disclose a list of former priests who allegedly sexually assaulted children. Newsday reported that Rockville Centre Diocese has possession of the list of priests and there may be as many as 65 names on that list. A spokesperson for the diocese … [Read more...] about Rockville Centre Diocese Abuse Settlement Offered to Victims
Twelve lawsuits were filed Tuesday against the Archdiocese of Louisville alleging child sexual abuse by priests. Among them was a suit naming Lexington Bishop J. Kendrick Williams. Williams is accused of abusing an altar boy in 1981 when he was a priest in Louisville. Diocese spokesman Tom Shaughnessy said Tuesday night that … [Read more...] about More Sex Abuse Lawsuits Filed in Ky.
Steps to Extend the Statutes of Limitations For Sex Abuse Lawsuits. The stream of civil suits against the Catholic Church over sexual abuse of minors by priests may soon turn into a flood as states take steps to extend the statutes of limitations on such cases. California, Connecticut and Pennsylvania recently have passed laws … [Read more...] about States Extend Time Limit For Sex-Abuse Lawsuits
Flurry of sex abuse lawsuits The Boston Archdiocese, struggling to contend with a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits, has moved closer to a remedy usually associated with troubled businesses and people buried in debt: a bankruptcy filing. A financial panel of the archdiocese gave Cardinal Bernard Law permission Wednesday to file for … [Read more...] about Archdiocese Closer to Bankruptcy Filing
Sex abuse lawsuits against the Boston Archdiocese A judge's refusal to dismiss more than 400 sex abuse lawsuits against the Boston Archdiocese shows the church ``is not above and beyond the law,'' a lawyer said. In a 26-page opinion released Wednesday, Superior Judge Constance M. Sweeney ruled against the church's arguments that … [Read more...] about Cases Against Boston Archdiocese To Go On