As part of bankruptcy proceedings, the Minnesota Diocese of Winona-Rochester has agreed to pay $21.5 million to 145 clergy abuse survivors.
A bill requiring Arizona clergy to report child sex abuse, including abuse revealed during confession, has failed.
California bishops filed motions challenging law AB 218. The law expands legal opportunities for child sex abuse victims, including a 3-year “look back” window.
After the conclusion of a clergy abuse investigation, North Dakota lawmakers proposed legislation to help survivors of childhood sex abuse.
Seven sex abuse victims filed lawsuits against the Morman Church. The lawsuits allege church officials failed to report abusive Boy Scout leaders to authorities.
The New Orleans Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. The bankruptcy is affecting priest abuse lawsuits and the archdiocese’s debt payments.