The Diocese of Pittsburgh has settled 224 sexual abuse claims for $19.2 million through its victim compensation fund.
A mistake by the Pennsylvania Department of State delayed a proposed constitutional amendment to expand the rights of child sex abuse survivors.
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.
The Philadelphia Archdiocese paid $50 million to more than 200 sex abuse victims. The compensation was paid through the archdiocese's compensation fund.
The economic effects of COVID-19 are impacting Catholic dioceses facing sexual abuse claims. The pandemic may lead to more bankruptcies and affect proceedings.
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.