The Erie Diocese paid $31.35 million to handle clergy sex abuse claims. The diocese paid $16.6 million directly to survivors from its victim compensation fund.
A priest abuse survivor accepted a six-figure settlement from the Hartford Archdiocese. This is one of many settlements paid by the Connecticut archdiocese.
Lousiana lawmakers passed a bill to eliminate the legal deadline for child sex abuse claims. The bill also creates a 3-year “look back” window for survivors.
Survivors have filed nearly 600 lawsuits against the Brooklyn Diocese for protecting abusive priests. Almost 3,000 lawsuits have been filed statewide.
Chicago Catholic priest Michael Pfleger is facing two allegations of child sex abuse. Both incidents of abuse allegedly occurred more than 40 years ago.
During bankruptcy proceedings, Rockville Centre Diocese released a list of priests accused of sex abuse. The diocese also sold property to compensate victims.