Calif. Clergy Abuse Lawsuit Update: Nov. 2022
Matthews & Associates Law Firm has filed more than 120 California clergy abuse lawsuits, including a recent case for a 52-year old man who alleges that he was abused as a minor by a
Calif. Priest and Swim Coach Kevin Fitzpatrick committed Sex Abuse, ex-student alleges
A 60-year-old California man says that Father Kevin Fitzpatrick repeatedly assaulted him at Servite High School in the 1970s. A lawsuit alleges school officials should have known “Father Fitz” was a predator who preyed
Window Closing on Calif. Clergy Abuse Claims
Anyone who was abused by clergy in California has just a few months remaining to file a claim. The window to file a clergy abuse claim in the golden state closes on Dec. 31,
Southern Calif. Priest Sex Abuse Cases filed Spring 2022
Several priest abuse cases were filed in southern California in April 2022. Plaintiffs in these cases claim they were sexually abused as minors, in several different southern California dioceses. The cases were filed in
Camden Diocese $87.5M Settlement in Sex Abuse Suits
A New Jersey Catholic diocese in Trenton has agreed to pay $87.5 million to settle claims of clergy sex abuse.  Approximately 300 alleged victims will be part of one of the largest cash settlements
California Clergy Abuse Deadline looms
Several organizations in California face allegations stemming from sexual assault and abuse. Californians affected by sex abuse have rights and can still pursue justice. Several well-known institutions around the US – including the Catholic
Catholic Church updates Canon Law to cover Sex Abuse of Adults
ROME — Pope Francis has broadened the Roman Catholic Church’s definition of sex abuse by revising its penal code. The change explicitly acknowledges that not only children, but also adults, can be victimized by
Two brothers allege sex abuse by Rev. Michael Pfleger
(Jan. 27, 2021) A 61-year-old Texas man and his 63-year-old brother have accused a famous Catholic priest of clergy sex abuse. The younger brother filed a lawsuit complaint in Jan. 2021 which alleges that
Catholic Priest sues Vatican as McCarrick Scandal Grows
A current Catholic priest is among four accusers who have filed a new sex abuse lawsuit against the Vatican this week. The filing marks the first time an active clergy member has sued the
More than 230 NJ Sex Abuse Suits filed against Catholic Church
More than 230 sex abuse lawsuits against Catholic priests in New Jersey have been filed over the past 12 months. The Record and NorthJersey.com reported on some of the varied and more egregious cases
New Mexico Priests, Nuns accused of abusing orphans
A New Mexico orphanage group of Catholic priests and nuns stand accused of abusing orphans in their charge. A lawsuit filed this last summer claims the priests and nuns in Albuquerque abused the orphans
Cardinal McCarrick Scandal Haunts Catholic Church Hierarchy   
Pedophile Priest Ran Sex Ring from Beach House [caption id="attachment_38256" align="alignright" width="300"] Pope Francis touches boys at St. Peter's Square.[/caption] The Cardinal Theodore McCarrick scandal haunts the Catholic church hierarchy as sex abuse lawsuits
Anti-Pornography Crusading Priest named in Sex Abuse Lawsuits
An anti-pornography crusading priest was named in two sex abuse lawsuits filed July 29 in state Supreme Court in Chautauqua County in New York state. The former pastor, who now stands accused of violating
The Roman Catholic Church received Billions in Taxpayer Funded Coronavirus Aid  
(July 14, 2020) -- AP News has reported that the U.S. Roman Catholic Church used an unprecedented exemption from federal rules to collect at least $1.4 billion in U.S. taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid. Many millions
Child Sex Abuse Survivors urged to Share their Stories
(July 10, 2020) – A group that supports child abuse survivors is urging them to come forward to tell their stories. Those willing to share will be offered free membership in a group where