Pennsylvania senate takes up debate over sexual abuse victims’ lawsuits

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania — Pennsylvania’s Legislature moved closer Wednesday night to settling a yearslong battle over lifting criminal and civil statutes for child sexual abuse crimes in a debate growing out of Roman Catholic Church scandals. The Republican-controlled state Senate voted to dramatically expand statutes of limitation in sexual abuse cases where children as well as […]

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Argentine officials request arrest of bishop suspended from Vatican job

An Argentine prosecutor has requested international assistance in the arrest of Bishop Gustavo Zanchettta, the currently suspended “assessor” at the Vatican’s de-facto central bank. Zanchetta is facing charges of defrauding the state and “aggravated continuous sexual abuse,” with two former seminarians having filed a criminal complaint against him. According to La Nueva Mañana, prosecutor María […]

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Does the Church get it on sex abuse? Classic Catholic reply is, ‘sic et non’

KEY WEST, Florida – Since last summer’s twin eruptions of the Pennsylvania Grand Jury report and the scandals surrounding ex-cardinal and ex-priest Theodore McCarrick, many Catholics have found themselves wondering if anything’s truly changed in the Church vis-à-vis the clerical abuse scandals. After decades of crisis and repeated vows of reform, they ask, is it […]

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