- Oct 27, 2020
A new play wrestles with the complexities of the clergy abuse crisis.
Frustrated by the Pennsylvania Legislature, four men are taking advantage of a shifting legal landscape to file suit against the Diocese of Scranton over decades-old allegations of clergy sexual abuse.
On the anniversary of the Pennsylvania grand jury report detailing alleged abuse by clergy and other church workers over several decades in six dioceses, bishops in those dioceses reflected on what the past year has wrought and described how their dioceses have acted to help past victims and prevent future victims.
Investigations remain underway after 1,862 calls were made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child abuse within Pennsylvania’s Roman Catholic dioceses, the state attorney general said Tuesday.
An accusation against a priest has his friends wondering how this could have happened.
A Pennsylvania court has ruled that an evolving legal landscape means a woman can pursue her lawsuit claiming officials in the Altoona-Johnstown Roman Catholic Diocese worked to conceal her alleged molestation by a priest.