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 passed a bill eliminating the legal deadline to file civil lawsuits in recent and future cases of child sexual abuse.
Many minority survivors of priest abuse may never report their experiences, and the Catholic Church has done little to empower these victims.
The Dioceses of Tucson and Archdiocese of Los Angeles have been named in a racketeering lawsuit. The dioceses are accused of concealing sex abuse allegations.
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.