Archdiocese News

Archdiocese Sues Insurers Over Sexual Abuse Coverage

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — One of the oldest Roman Catholic dioceses in the U.S. is suing four insurance companies over claims that they haven’t fulfilled contracts to provide liability coverage for sexual abuse complaints. The Archdiocese of Santa Fe …

Cleared Chicago Priest Holds First Mass Since Reinstatement

CHICAGO (AP) — An activist Roman Catholic priest cleared by an Archdiocese of Chicago investigation into claims that he sexually abused several boys decades ago returned to the pulpit of his longtime church on Sunday for the first time in …

Chicago Parish Fiercely Backs Priest After Sex Abuse Claims

CHICAGO (AP) — When her teenage son was murdered outside a church in 2006, Pam Bosley contacted ministers around Chicago, hoping someone would help make sense of it. Only one wrote back. Michael Pfleger, a charismatic priest of a thriving …

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 …