A Rough Summer in the Empire State

Stephen White of Catholic University looks at what the dioceses in New York will face as the Child Victims Act opens the window for civil lawsuits from sexual abuse survivors in August 2019. The clerical sexual abuse scandal continues to affect all of us.

“As the unfolding mess in New York shows, dealing with the legal implications of the abuse crisis alone consumes an inordinate amount of the Church’s time and energy, to say nothing of money. Such demands are likely to grow more acute in the short term.”

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