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California Man Vows to Proceed with California Clergy Abuse Suit

A man who says he was molested by his parish priest decades ago vows to proceed with a lawsuit targeting all Catholic bishops in California after a judge dismissed part of the suit. The so-called “nuisance” lawsuit filed in October …

California Bill Would Make Clergy Report Abuse Revealed in Confessions

A California lawmaker says clergy should be required to report suspected child abuse and neglect even if they learn of it during confession. Democratic Sen. Jerry Hill said the bill he introduced Wednesday is “about the safety and protection of …

Fourth Abuse Suit Filed Against Washington Diocese

An Oregon man has filed suit in federal court against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yakima, Wash., alleging he was abused as a teen by a former Catholic deacon who later became an Episcopal priest in Mexico. The lawsuit marks …