The economic effects of COVID-19 are impacting Catholic dioceses facing sexual abuse claims. The pandemic may lead to more bankruptcies and affect proceedings.
NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo extended the legal “look back” window in the Child Victims Act by 5 months due to court restrictions caused by COVID-19.
Monsignor William Lynn is the only priest to go to jail because of the Catholic priest abuse scandals. His retrial has been postponed over concerns of COVID-19.