Bishop: Albany diocese covered up priest abuse for decades

The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police.

New Hampshire bishop accused of abusing teenage boy

A lawsuit has been filed accusing Bishop Peter Libasci of the Diocese of Manchester, New Hampshire, of committing sexual abuse decades ago while he served as a priest in New York.

US churches reckon with traumatic legacy of Native schools

The discoveries of hundreds of unmarked graves at former residential schools for Indigenous children in Canada have prompted renewed calls for a reckoning over the traumatic legacy of similar schools in the United States — and in particular by the churches that operated many of them.

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

Pennsylvania's high court on July 21 dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse, throwing out a lawsuit by a woman whose lower court legal victory had given hope to others with similarly outdated claims who'd sued in the wake of a landmark report that documented decades of child molestation within the Catholic church in Pennsylvania.

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