Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio is facing a second allegation of child sexual abuse. DiMarzio vehemently denies the decades-old claims.
Defrocked cardinal Theodore McCarrick has become the highest-ranking Catholic official to face criminal charges of sexual abuse.
Citing the financial impacts of abuse claims and the pandemic, the NY Diocese of Rockville Centre and the Diocese of Camden in NJ filed for bankruptcy in Oct.
In 2020, many states passed or proposed bills to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors. Although some bills failed, lawmakers continue to fight for victims.
A recent Vatican report found the late Pope John Paul II was warned of allegations against Theodore McCarrick before making him Archbishop of Washington.
The death of a former New Jersey priest is highlighting his abusive past. His victims continue to seek justice for his sex abuse crimes.