Minnesota Diocese Settles Abuse Claims for $21.5 Million

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota says it has reached a $21.5 million settlement with 145 individuals who were sexually abused by its clergy members. It’s the last Catholic diocese in the state to settle its abuse claims, filed in response to a 2013 law that temporarily extended the statute of limitations on abuse cases. … Read more

Leaked Transcript Shows NY Church Effort to Block Child Victims Act

When Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the longtime leader of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York, introduced the Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Program to the public in Oct. 2016, he expressed his hope that offering financial settlements to the victims of sexual abuse by clergy would both “promote healing” and “bring closure” after more than a … Read more

WATCH: Chicago South Side Church Tagged With Graffiti

  Chicago police are looking for the person who vandalized a church on the city’s South Side. The damage was spotted outside Saint Mary’s Catholic Church just before 11 a.m. in the 1000-block of West 32nd Street in the Bridgeport neighborhood. Parishioners said it was vandalized overnight. The exterior walls of the church were tagged … Read more

WATCH: Statue of Virgin Mary Vandalized in Brooklyn

A Virgin Mary statue was found vandalized outside of a church in Brooklyn. The incident happened at Resurrection Roman Catholic Church on Gerritsen Ave in Marine Park. According to Father William With, the statue was discovered Monday by a parishioner that approached the Virgin Mary for a prayer. Authorities say the left hand of the … Read more

Vatican Putting Priests On Trial For Abuse, Cover-up

Two priests are going on trial in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal this week, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy who served at papal Masses in St. Peter’s Basilica, and the other accused of covering it up. The trial, confirmed Monday by the Holy See press office, marks the first known time that the … Read more

Man Takes Baseball Bat To San Antonio Seminary

A man armed with a baseball bat damaged five glass doors and an outdoor crucifix Thursday night at the San Antonio Archdiocese Assumption Seminary, officials said. According to a news release, the man was seen around 10 p.m. walking up to a dormitory building in the 2600 block of West Woodlawn Avenue and repeatedly striking … Read more

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