Catholic Diocese News

California Diocese Files For Bankruptcy Due to Sex Abuse Payouts

A Roman Catholic diocese in Central California filed for bankruptcy protection on Wednesday after paying out millions of dollars to plaintiffs who made sexual abuse allegations during the past two decades. The Diocese of Stockton, which filed for Chapter 11 …

Missouri Diocese Not Liable In Priest Abuse Civil Case

The Catholic Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph cannot be held liable for the actions of a priest accused of abusing a boy off church property, a Missouri appeals court has ruled. A three-judge panel of the Missouri Western District Court …