Posts Tagged 'Catholic Church sex abuse'

Amendment to Expand Time Limits on Childhood Sex Abuse Allegations Set to Clear Pennsylvania House

Pennsylvania moves closer to childhood sex abuse constitutional amendmentAn amendment to Pennsylvania’s Constitution that would extend time limits on when a survivor of childhood sexual abuse can come forward has once again been approved through a vote in the Commonwealth’s House of Representatives. Changes to Pennsylvania’s constitution must be approved through both chambers of its legislature during two consecutive legislative sessions before being presented to the people as a referendum vote. The first ...

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Sex Abuse Lawsuit Settlements May Bankrupt Boy Scouts by Summer

Boy Scouts faces bankruptcy as costs of sex abuse settlements stack upAs the Boy Scouts of America work to settle nearly 100,000 claims of sexual abuse of the children under their care, the organization says that they need to settle the claims by this coming summer or they may not be around for the fall.

The number of settlements was finalized last month as a deadline elapsed for those wishing to come forward as ...

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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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