- Dec 9, 2019
A Louisiana court’s recent dismissal of a lawsuit against the NFL over officiating at a January playoff game is now being cited by attorneys for the Catholic Church as they fight civil lawsuits over alleged sex abuse by clergy.
It’s difficult to imagine a better test case for whether “Vox estis” has any teeth, at least in the U.S., than the case of Bishop Joseph Hart.
Bishop Robert W. McElroy of San Diego gathered all 2,500-plus diocesan employees for the first time in its history to announce an expansion of the fight against the sexual abuse of children not just within the local church but in the greater society.
Retired Bishop Howard J. Hubbard of Albany said in a statement Aug. 16 he “never sexually abused anyone” and is taking a voluntary leave of absence from the Diocese of Albany to deal with the allegations.
Ezequiel Villalonga has expressed the power he feels after years of suffering now that the priests whom he and other former students accuse of abuse are finally going to trial.
An Italian priest was arrested on Wednesday for allegedly drugging and sexually abusing members of his parish.