dioceses News

Scouts Reach Deal With Catholic Committee in BSA Bankruptcy

DOVER, Del. (AP) — A committee representing several Catholic entities in the Boy Scouts of America bankruptcy has reached a settlement with the BSA and is withdrawing its objections to its proposed reorganization plan, attorneys told a judge Friday. The …

Justices Review Priest Abuse Lawsuit’s Ruling on Time Limits

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman’s lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed — a lower-court ruling that has launched many other lawsuits since …

Report Sees Lapses in Bishops’ Child Safety Policy

Auditors hired by the U.S. bishops to check child safety in America’s Roman Catholic dioceses each year warned in a new report this week of a drift away from parts of the church’s nine-year-old abuse prevention plan. The agency the …