Vatican, California Diocese, Priest, sued for Child Sex Abuse
Ratzinger Letter shows Concern for Church and Pedophile Priest, not Victims (June 12, 2020) The Vatican in Rome and a California diocese and parish are being sued for child sex abuse in the Superior
New York extends Child Victims Act ‘Look Back’ Window to August 2021
(June 3, 2020)  The New York state Senate and Assembly voted last week to extend the Child Victims Act 'Look Back' window to August 2021 for people wishing to file claims that they were
Texas Man alleges Pennsylvania Priests sexually abused, tortured him in the 1970s
(May 27, 2020) -- A Texas man alleges in a lawsuit that he was sexually abused and tortured in a church basement in the 1970s. The man is suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of
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