• 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.

  • Pittsburgh bishop to colleagues in Rome: Give everything for the flock

    Pittsburgh bishop to colleagues in Rome: Give everything for the flock

    • Nov 25, 2019

    The Gospel accounts of Jesus’ care for the poor and the downtrodden serves as a reminder for bishops of their responsibility to give their lives for their flock, said Bishop David A. Zubik of Pittsburgh.