Philadelphia Archdiocese Pays Out $78 Million to Victims of Clergy Sex Abuse

The Archdiocese of Philadelphia has paid $78.465 million of a total of more than $81 million awarded to 438 victims of sexual abuse by archdiocesan clergy under the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program (IRRP) that released its final report Thursday, June 2. (Read the full report here.) The program was begun by the archdiocese three … Read more

Allentown Diocese Cuts 24% of Staff to Fund Victims’ Compensation

The Diocese of Allentown has cut a quarter of its workforce in order to make money available for a fund to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse, according to a July 1 statement on the diocesan website. The reductions affected diocesan workers, not parish staffs, and most occurred through attrition including a voluntary retirement program, the statement … Read more