July 15, 2007

LA Catholics Settle Abuse Claims For $660 Million

The Associated Press is reporting that the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles reached a deal where the church will pay approximately $660 million to settle hundreds of clergy sexual abuse lawsuits. I'm not sure how to put a price on the sort of suffering caused by these sex offenders who preyed on those entrusted to them, but I am glad to see that victims will receive compensation. I hope we will see some serious reforms in the aftermath of this settlement and that other denominations will be more proactive in implementing reforms than the Catholics were.

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