The diocese and insurers will fund a trust of approximately $23 million; after fees and costs, about $19 million will go to most of the 57 abuse claimants.
Bishop James Johnston Jr. apologized June 26 to survivors of clergy sexual abuse, their families and the community in the diocese during a special liturgy of penitence.
Young Voices: If the sex abuse crisis is to end, we adults must ensure that every bishop who puts a child at risk is held accountable.
Part 4 of four-part series on sex abuse: Whether for you or a loved one, here are ways a survivor can find healing support.
Bishop Accountability: Long time abuse victim's advocate praises pope's plan to hold bishops accountable for hiding sex abuse.
Church officials who covered up sex abuse should be punished. But before we unequivocally support extending the statute of limitations, other factors need to be considered.
NCR Editorial: We hope that Pope Francis' new universal law to initiate a bishop's removal for negligent response to clergy sex abuse addresses the deficiency of accountability.
Update: As the New York state legislature plans its annual recess at the end of June, the bill's opponents hope to run out the clock.
NCR Today: A recent article claimed "the church resolutely ignores SNAP's voice" and that SNAP has no "organized" approach to healing. Our history strongly suggests otherwise.
Distinctly Catholic: The fact that we, as a church, are still wrestling with how to confront the crime of clergy sexual abuse of minors invites all manner of emotional and programmatic responses.