- Dec 10, 2019
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.
A traditional Catholic priest was one of those named in the Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report, however, he says he is misunderstood.
Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move.
A Catholic bishop who apologized to his flock last month for the “misguided and inappropriate decisions of Church leaders” is reckoning with his own role — revealed in federal court a decade ago — in the system that protected pedophile priests.
A lacerating grand jury report on sexual abuse by Catholic clergy in Pennsylvania is especially difficult reading for a church where five of the accused priests served as pastor.
In Pennsylvania a grand jury has found that the Church was more concerned about preventing scandal than protecting children from predator priests in several dioceses.