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.
The New Orleans Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. The bankruptcy is affecting priest abuse lawsuits and the archdiocese’s debt payments.
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.
Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is facing a second allegation of child sexual abuse. DiMarzio vehemently denies the decades-old claims.