Seattle Archdiocese to pay $12.1 million to settle sex abuse lawsuit
The Archdiocese of Seattle agreed on Tuesday to pay $12.1 million dollars to settle a lawsuit involving 30 alleged sex abuse cases stretching back decades. The latest payout adds to at least $1.25 billion in settlements and jury awards paid by the Catholic Church in America in response to sex scandals since 1994.
According to the men who filed the lawsuit, whose ages ranged from 42 to 68, the church failed to protect them from known sex abusers at the O‚ÄôDea and Briscoe schools in King County, Wash., from the early 1950s through the mid-'80s. Though both institutions were operated by the Roman Catholic Christian Brothers order, which filed for bankruptcy in 2011, the schools were owned by the archdiocese....
Talk about a kingdom divided against itself; this article was written by The Christian Science Monitor. What is also ironic, why didn't I hear about this from the major networks? It's called willful blindness.
Do look at the LA Times article. It did come out earlier this year, in February. It gives you lines to what has happened in the area of child abuse by Catholic priests. it could be a handy article to point out to Catholics as another reason to leave the Romish church
Christian Science Monitor still deserves high praise for it's excellent reporting. Just another example of why the Ronish Church is a --criminal-- organization, and not a church! I'll have to see if this L.A. Times article came out okay, a lot of places are beginning to get you to use apps when you use a mobile device. SA is the only one on my tablets, but anyway, L.A. Archdiocese settles final priest abuse case for $13 million. This is quite a good article also.