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Catholic Church lobbying costs spiked in Pa. as statute of limitations debate raged

The Catholic Church spent more on lobbying efforts in Pennsylvania than in seven other northeastern U.S. states combined, according to a recent report covering 2011-2018.

By Laura Benshoff, WHYY

Deadline looms for victims of clergy sex abuse to file for compensation settlements with Harrisburg Diocese

Private settlements to individual victims will be determined by the fund administrator.
By Ivey DeJesus, PennLive

Once again, lawmakers will try to reform Pa.’s sexual abuse laws

"I've been in this House fighting for six years trying to get the statutory change, and it hasn't gone anywhere. So why not start this constitutional process..."
By Katie Meyer

Pa. House positions overhauled statute of limitations bills for another run

"We're just trying to put together a solution."
By Tim Lambert and Katie Meyer

Pennsylvania victims aren’t invited, but will be represented at Vatican conference on clergy sex abuse

“They might not let us in, but I’m going to be banging really hard on that door.”
By Charles Thompson, PennLive

Harrisburg joins other Pa. Roman Catholic dioceses in opening fund to compensate sex abuse victims

Any assault survivor who has already identified themselves to the Harrisburg diocese will be able to file claims through May 13.
By Katie Meyer

Harrisburg Catholics seeking answers after clergy sex abuse scandal pack ‘listening session’

“Why was this allowed to go on for so long and how can it get better?”
By Christine Vendel, PennLive


Recent court ruling could change how Pa. uses investigative grand juries

The decision may make grand jury reports, like the recent one looking into child abuse in six Pa. Roman Catholic dioceses, much less common.
By Katie Meyer

New lawsuit against Pa. Catholic dioceses demand more secrets be revealed

Plaintiffs' lawyers say they want more alleged enablers to be named
By Bobby Allyn, WHYY
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