Pennsylvania dioceses

NORRISTOWN | The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor critical of Wuerl deal

NORRISTOWN, Pa.  — The Latest on the resignation of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl (all times Eastern): 12:30 p.m. The prosecutor who released a grand jury report in August on rampant sex abuse in six Pennsylvania dioceses says it is unacceptable that Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl is retiring with no apparent consequences. Attorney General Josh Shapiro … Continue reading NORRISTOWN | The Latest: Pennsylvania prosecutor critical of Wuerl deal

HARRISBURG, Pa. | Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

HARRISBURG, Pa. — In a story Aug. 16 about child sex abuse allegations in six Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania, The Associated Press erroneously reported how a bill passed by the Pennsylvania House in 2016 would have changed state law. The legislation would have allowed lawsuits to be filed on decades-old abuse claims now barred … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | Correction: Pennsylvania Dioceses-Sex Abuse-Lawsuits story

HARRISBURG, Pa. | Witnesses await church sex abuse report with hope for change

HARRISBURG, Pa. — One after another, witnesses beat back fear of revealing details many had kept largely private and recounted to grand jurors their story of sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests whom they had trusted. As they spoke, many said they felt compassion from the grand jurors in the sweeping investigation into allegations of … Continue reading HARRISBURG, Pa. | Witnesses await church sex abuse report with hope for change