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  • New wave of abuse suits could hit Church like never before

    New wave of abuse suits could hit Church like never before

    • Dec 2, 2019

    Across the country, attorneys are scrambling to file a new wave of lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by clergy, thanks to rules enacted in 15 states that extend or suspend the statute of limitations to allow claims stretching back decades. Associated Press reporting found the deluge of suits could surpass anything the nation’s clergy sexual abuse crisis has seen before, with potentially more than 5,000 new cases and payouts topping $4 billion.

  • Lawsuit wave expected as New Jersey eases sex abuse limits

    Lawsuit wave expected as New Jersey eases sex abuse limits

    • Dec 1, 2019

    The loosening of limits on sexual abuse claims in New Jersey is expected to create a tectonic shift in the way those lawsuits are brought, giving hope to victims who have long suffered in silence and exposing a broader spectrum of institutions to potential liability.

  • Chicago cardinal acknowledges debt to ‘bravery’ of clerical abuse victims

    Chicago cardinal acknowledges debt to ‘bravery’ of clerical abuse victims

    • Nov 9, 2019

    Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago spoke at a sex abuse conference in Mexico City, saying that cleaning up the crisis begins at a level of “solidarity with the victims, embracing our connection with them, at the deep level of our common vulnerability.”

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