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.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh has settled 224 sexual abuse claims for $19.2 million through its victim compensation fund.
The Fall River Diocese of Massachusetts released a list of priests with credible or public accusations of child sex abuse. The list names 75 clergy members.
The PA House of Representatives approved a bill to open a “look back” window for child sexual abuse cases. The Senate will review the bill next.
Chicago Catholic priest Michael Pfleger is facing two allegations of child sex abuse. Both incidents of abuse allegedly occurred more than 40 years ago.