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California Churches Brace For More Law Suits As Sex Abuse Statute of Limitations Lifted

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California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom gives victims of childhood sexual abuse until age […]

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Wichita Diocese Names 15 Accused Child Sex Abusers

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The Catholic Diocese of Wichita has published a list naming 15 priests credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It also on Friday released a letter from Bishop Carl Kemme saying the diocese will soon provide information on the substantiated allegations to the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, which is conducting a statewide investigation of Catholic priests. […]

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Lawsuit Accusing Bishop Bransfield Of Drunken Sexual Assault Settled

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A lawsuit accusing the former bishop of West Virginia’s Roman Catholic diocese of molesting boys and men has been settled. The terms of the recent settlement are confidential, Wheeling-Charleston Diocese spokesman Tim Bishop said in a statement. The diocese declined further comment. A former personal altar server sued ex-Bishop Michael Bransfield and the diocese in […]