- Jan 22, 2020
A shuttered 19th century Philadelphia church threatened with demolition may be getting a new lease on life following a sale to a New Jersey developer who said he hopes to save the stone building by turning it into offices.
A Pennsylvania judge has ruled that parents of children in the Catholic Church and survivors of sexual abuse by clergy members can move forward with a lawsuit against the Diocese of Pittsburgh alleging that it has not fulfilled its obligations under state law to report child sexual abusers.
A Catholic priest in Pennsylvania has been removed from ministry as a precaution after he was seen taking photos of high school wrestlers without their knowledge, the Diocese of Allentown said.
Pennsylvania’s Catholic dioceses have paid nearly $84 million to 564 victims of sexual abuse.
One of the top stories of 2018 — the Pennsylvania grand jury report on clergy sex abuse and the Roman Catholic Church’s efforts to cover it up — continued to reverberate strongly in 2019.
A state court system task force wants Pennsylvania to stop issuing grand jury reports, an idea that faces long odds in the Legislature, which would have to pass a new law to halt the practice.