The FBI has opened an investigation into allegations that priests in the New Orleans archdiocese trafficked children across state lines to molest them.
Lousiana lawmakers passed a bill to eliminate the legal deadline for child sex abuse claims. The bill also creates a 3-year “look back” window for survivors.
The New Orleans Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy due to the pandemic. The bankruptcy is affecting priest abuse lawsuits and the archdiocese’s debt payments.
The economic effects of COVID-19 are impacting Catholic dioceses facing sexual abuse claims. The pandemic may lead to more bankruptcies and affect proceedings.