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California Bill Would Require Clergy to Report Abuse Disclosed in Confessions

A California lawmaker said this week that the state should require clergy members to report suspected child abuse or neglect even if they learn of it during confession. Clergy members are among a list of more than 40 “mandated reporters,” …

Victim Advocates Unhappy With Milwaukee Archdiocese Settlement Plan

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a “rebirth.” …

Milwaukee Archdiocese Reaches Deal With Insurer

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee says it has reached a settlement with one of its major insurers as it works to resolve its bankruptcy case. The Wisconsin archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying it wouldn’t have the money to pay …