The Philadelphia Archdiocese paid $50 million to more than 200 sex abuse victims. The compensation was paid through the archdiocese's compensation fund.
The Vatican’s newly released guidelines advise clergy members on handling sexual abuse claims. Critics argue the guidelines aren’t enough to help victims seek justice.
New York Governor Cuomo further extends the Child Victims Act’s “look back” window. Survivors of child sexual abuse now have more time to file a case.
The Catholic Church received $1.4 billion in taxpayer-funded COVID-19 relief aid. Some of this money was given to dioceses with a history of clergy abuse.
Colorado lawmakers were considering a bill for sexual assault survivors. A lead sponsor killed the legislation claiming it didn’t do enough for survivors.
In 2002, the Boston Globe exposed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. The published work shocked the nation and led to reforms to benefit sexual abuse victims.