Tag: Abuse and neglect of children

Justices deal blow to outdated claims of child sexual abuse

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HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania's high court on Wednesday dealt a blow to victims of child sexual abuse who had hoped to revive their otherwise...

COVID-19 takes toll on Catholic clergy in hard-hit countries

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The coronavirus has taken a heavy toll among Roman Catholic priests and nuns around the world, killing hundreds of them in a handful of...

Connecticut diocese files for bankruptcy amid abuse claims

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NORWICH, Conn. — A Roman Catholic diocese in Connecticut filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Thursday to resolve dozens of lawsuits alleging the abuse...

Iowa amusement park became a political force before accident

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IOWA CITY, Iowa — The Iowa amusement park where a ride accident killed one boy and critically injured another has become increasingly influential in...

Boys Scout bankruptcy plans angers some, welcomed by others.

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NEW YORK — An $850 million agreement by the Boy Scouts of America to compensate sex-abuse victims prompted outrage Friday from some survivors and...

Boy Scouts of America reaches pivotal agreement with victims

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DOVER, Del. — The Boys Scouts of America have reached an agreement with attorneys representing some 60,000 victims of child sex abuse in what...

After pandemic pause, one woman’s crusade for kids resumes

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NEW YORK — After more than two decades beating the odds to obtain medical care for children injured in war and crises around the...

After pandemic pause, one woman’s crusade for kids resumes

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NEW YORK — After more than two decades beating the odds to obtain medical care for children injured in war and crises around the...

Polish church reports recent clergy abuse of 368 children

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WARSAW, Poland — In its latest report on the sexual abuse of minors, Poland’s Catholic Church says 292 clergymen allegedly abused 368 boys and...

Chicago Archdiocese settles sexual abuse suit for $880,000

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CHICAGO — Two men who said they were sexually molested decades ago by a notorious Catholic priest who was imprisoned for molesting other boys...