Six California Dioceses Create Victim Compensation Program

Six Catholic dioceses across California, including Los Angeles and Orange, said Tuesday that they had joined together to create a “compensation program” that would be available to victims of clergy sexual abuse as an alternative to suing the church. Diocese officials said the fund would be open to all clergy sex abuse victims, including people … Read more

California Attorney General Investigates L.A. Archdiocese’s Handling Of Sex Abuse Cases

The California attorney general’s office will review how the Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles has handled sexual abuse allegations, including whether it followed mandatory reporting requirements to law enforcement, according to a letter reviewed by The Times. The letter, dated Thursday, from Atty. Gen. Xavier Becerra to Archbishop Jose Gomez, requests that church officials preserve … Read more

L.A. Archdiocese Releases Names of 54 Clergy Accused of Abuse

For the first time in a decade, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles on Thursday updated its list of clergy accused of molesting children, addressing renewed outcry about how the Catholic Church responds to abuse allegations. “We owe it to the victim-survivors to be fully transparent in listing the names of those who perpetrate this abuse,” Archbishop Jose … Read more