Archdiocese News

Sex Abuse Lawsuits at 400 and Counting as New York Law Takes Effect

ALBANY, N.Y. — The Roman Catholic Church, the Boy Scouts, schools and hospitals, the late financier Jeffrey Epstein are some of the targets named in a flurry of sex abuse lawsuits filed Wednesday in New York as the state began …

Change in N.Y. State Law to Usher in ‘Tidal Wave’ of Child Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Thousands of child sexual abuse lawsuits are expected to flow into New York State courts in the coming weeks exposing decades-old misconduct at schools, hospitals, churches and youth clubs, according to lawyers for victims. On Aug. 14, the Child Victims …

Massachusetts Group Seeks to Extend Time Sex Abuse Victims Can Sue

Child welfare advocates are calling on the head of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston to back legislation that would extend the time victims of childhood sexual abuse could file lawsuits. The open letter to Cardinal Sean O’Malley came days …

Philadelphia Archdiocese Hit by Another Abuse Suit

A man whose grand jury testimony led to charges against a high-ranking official in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia and other two priests has filed a civil suit against the church. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the suit filed Monday alleges the …

Man Sues ex-Philly Priest in Latest Abuse Lawsuit

A Phoenix man has sued the Philadelphia archdiocese over the actions of a priest named as an alleged serial abuser in a 2005 grand jury report. The lawsuit filed Monday involves former priest Robert L. Brennan. The explosive 2005 grand …

Wrongful Death Suit Filed Against Pennsylvania Archdiocese

The family of a Pennsylvania man who killed himself after his allegation of sexual abuse by a priest was dismissed has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The suit was filed Wednesday in the Philadelphia Court …