(AP) — Two men have accused Paul A. West, once a Franciscan Friar and fourth-grade teacher, of molesting them in Mississippi, Wisconsin and New York while they were elementary school students.
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. Roman Catholic Church used an unprecedented exemption from federal rules to amass at least $1.4 billion in taxpayer-backed coronavirus aid, with millions going to dioceses that have struggled financially because of clergy sexual abuse cover-ups.
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Catholic sex abuse survivors in Mississippi and Wisconsin demanded that federal authorities investigate allegations from three black Mississippi men who say they were molested by Franciscan friars during the mid-1990s.
In Mississippi, black Catholic victims of abuse were offered settlements far smaller than those give to white victims.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Survivors of clergy abuse and their attorneys complain that Harris was consistently silent on the Catholic Church's abuse scandal — first as district attorney in San Francisco and later as California's attorney general.