clergy sex abuse

New York Giants
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 5:52 pm
A former New York Giants team chaplain who faced sexual abuse allegations nearly 20 years ago has been sued by one of the accusers. Read more here.
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Catholic church in Massachusetts
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AP News
December 09, 2019 - 3:18 pm
More than a century ago, waves of Catholic immigrants from Ireland, Poland and Quebec settled in Chicopee and other western Massachusetts mill towns, helping build churches, rectories and schools to accommodate their faith. Today the priests leading those churches are under siege due to stresses,...
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Attorney Adam Slater, left, checks his phone during a working lunch with lawyers in his firm.
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AP News
December 02, 2019 - 10:26 am
The Associated Press reports key takeaways from the new laws in 15 states could clear the way for a deluge of lawsuits against the Roman Catholic Church. Read more here.
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St Paul Cathedral, the mother church of the Pittsburgh Diocese on August 15, 2018 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pittsburgh Diocese was rocked by revelations of abuse by priests the day before on August 14, 2018.
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Mark Abrams
November 26, 2019 - 11:21 am
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation this morning that abolishes the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse in the state. Read more here.
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Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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Pat Loeb
September 30, 2019 - 2:00 pm
Today, Friday, is the last day for victims of Catholic clergy abuse to file a claim for compensation. Advocates are advising all victims to file a claim, even if they're not sure about accepting it.
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Attorney General Josh Shapiro
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August 06, 2019 - 12:48 pm
By Mark Scolforo, Associated Press HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Investigations remain underway after 1,862 calls were made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses, the state attorney general...
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Justin Hoffmann
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David Madden
May 14, 2019 - 12:42 pm
UPDATED: 1:30 p.m. CHERRY HILL, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — New Jersey’s first civil lawsuit against the Catholic church after Gov. Phil Murphy extended the civil statute of limitations for sexual abuse claims has been filed in Camden County Superior Court. It seeks damages from the church in the wake...
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Pope Francis does the sign of the cross during his weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Wednesday, May 8, 2019.
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May 09, 2019 - 8:02 am
UPDATED: 1:20 p.m. By Nicole Winfield, Associated Press VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis issued a groundbreaking law Thursday requiring all Catholic priests and nuns around the world to report clergy sexual abuse and cover-up by their superiors to church authorities, in a groundbreaking new effort...
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August 14, 2018; Harrisburg, PA, USA; State representative Mark Rozzi (D-Berks) speaks to media about the findings of the grand jury's report means to him after the press conference
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Tony Romeo
April 09, 2019 - 4:00 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — Lawmakers pushing for legislation to give victims of child sex abuse new opportunities to seek justice are making a major change in their strategy. Victims of child sex abuse have long sought legislation that would, essentially, expand the statute of limitations...
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Phone Scam
Mark Abrams
February 24, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- As the clergy sex abuse summit in the Vatican comes to a close, there is warning that somebody behind robocalls in Philadelphia claiming to be looking for clergy abuse victims is likely a scammer. "A settlement has been reached with the Archdiocese of Philadelphia,"...
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