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Rhode Island: Catholic Church Admits Massive Sex Abuse Settlements to State Lawmakers

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Trying to ward off Rhode Island lawmakers, officials from the Catholic Diocese of Providence have acknowledged settling more than $21 million in clergy sex abuse claims. The total amount, writes the Providence Journal, includes $21 million set aside for “legal settlements” and another $2.3 million reserved for counseling.  In total, the archdiocese has attempted to resolve […]