• Oversight ends in St. Paul Archdiocese child protection case

    Oversight ends in St. Paul Archdiocese child protection case

    • Jan 29, 2020

    Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have ended four years of oversight of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of a settlement designed to protect children from clergy sex abuse.

  • Dioceses come under scrutiny as they change legal structures

    Dioceses come under scrutiny as they change legal structures

    • Jan 23, 2020

    As dioceses across the country continue to face multi-million dollar payouts related to clerical sex abuse, some bishops have relied on advice from lawyers to reconfigure the property of their dioceses into charitable trusts. 

  • 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.