Vigano Letters unmask Catholic Conspiracy of Silence
The Vigano letters (2018-2019) show the highest offices of Catholic church hierarchy morally culpable in their abject failure to remove bad actors from positions of power. But the Vigano letters and the testimony of
Historic Lawsuit filed against Vatican
(March 10, 2020) – In an historic lawsuit, the Vatican (Holy See) has been named as a defendant for turning a known pedophile priest loose in several Roman Catholic dioceses and institutions. Rather than
Catholic Church moves assets, re-victimizes sex abuse victims
(March 6, 2020) The Catholic church has been busy moving assets to make less compensation money available to priest sex abuse victims. The church is estimated to have transferred at least $2 billion in
New Jersey Lawsuit Filed over Clergy Sex Abuse  
March 4, 2020 – A new New Jersey lawsuit has just been filed against the Catholic church and several other parties over clergy sex abuse. A New Jersey man has filed a child sex
FBI seeks Texas Clergy Sex Abuse Victims
(Jan. 30, 2020) -- The FBI announced today that it seeks child sex abuse victims as part of an ongoing investigation into clergy abuse in north Texas. The FBI notice reads: "The FBI is seeking
Bishops, Cardinal McCarrick accused of Child Sex Abuse
While many of us who were raised in the Catholic church might like to think priest sex abuse is limited to a few bad apples, the fact that at least 44 Catholic bishops and
65 Arizona Priests Credibly Accused or convicted of Child Sex Abuse
(Jan. 18, 2020) – At least 65 Arizona priests have been credibly accused or convicted of child sex abuse. The Arizona Republic announced that disturbing figure last summer. Two Catholic religious orders released the
NC Diocese releases List of Priests Credibly Accused of Child Sex Abuse
(Jan. 7, 2020) – A Catholic diocese in North Carolina on Dec. 30, 2019 published a list of 14 clergy members it says have been credibly accused of child sex abuse. The Diocese of
Pope lifts Church’s Secrecy over Sex Abuse Victims
(Dec. 18, 2019) Pope Francis announced yesterday that he will abolish the obligation of secrecy surrounding abuse victims during Vatican trials and processes. The Catholic News Service just announced the new plan, which appears
Pittsburgh Press Conference for sex abuse victims shut out by Legislature
Matthews & Associates Law Firm is holding a press conference on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at Pittsburgh’s Embassy Suites’ Heinz Room (535 Smithfield). We have filed cases for three Pennsylvania men who
New Clergy Abuse Laws and Church Bankruptcy
Fifteen states have now enacted new laws to help survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. The new laws extend or suspend previous statutes of limitations in order to allow claims that can now stretch
(Nov. 27, 2019) Some 15 months after the state of Pennsylvania released a grand jury report implicating more than 300 priests in the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 minors, the state has changed some
Catholic Church Sex-abuse Boards undermine Victims
(Nov. 22, 2019) An Associated Press story has revealed that sex abuse boards, set up by churches to ostensibly help victims, often help abusive priests and churches first, leaving victims out in the cold.
Pittsburg Clergy Abuse Lawsuit Filed for Two
(Nov. 20, 2019)  Attorneys David Matthews and Tim Goss filed a Pittsburg clergy abuse lawsuit this week on behalf of two men who say they were sexually abused in a Catholic church parish in
Thousands of California Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected
(Nov. 11, 2019) The Associated Press reported last month that clergy abuse attorneys expect thousands of California sex abuse lawsuits to be filed when the state’s new law takes effect January 1, 2020. The