Posts Tagged 'Archdiocese'

Philly Archdiocese to Pay Over $100 Million in Sex Abuse Reparations

philadelphia archdiocese paying 120 million to settle sex abuse claims“I deeply regret the pain and suffering of survivors and any decisions that failed to protect them,” said Archbishop Nelson J. Perez in a recent letter written to area parishioners. “The pain and damage are profound.”

“Profound” is certainly one way to quantify it. The word does not, however, seem to lend proper gravity to the fact that since its announcement in 2018, the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations ...

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New Information Emerges on Pennsylvania Catholic Church Sex Abuse Victims Funds

As several Pennsylvania dioceses move to establish funds to settle claims over hundreds of sex abuse allegations, details have emerged about how the funds will be paid and the pathways that survivors of the abuse may have toward filing their claims.

The funds, known as reconciliation and reparation funds, are particularly important to those whose claims may have exceeded the statutes of limitations that would normally bar the victim from pursuing civil action in court. It ...

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Pennsylvania Catholic Church Establishes Sex Abuse Survivors Compensation Fund

Several Pennsylvania Catholic dioceses have established a fund to pay out settlements to victims of sexual abuse at the hands of clergy members. Known as the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations program, the fund may help provide a layer of closure to survivors who claim to have been sexually abused by the Church during childhood.

The issue of Catholic clergy sexual abuse has ravaged the Church for decades and Pennsylvania has been hit particularly hard. The Pennsylvania compensation program is run by ...

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