Donations will allow the diocese to keep some of its assets, says Crosby, who adds that some donations are already coming in. You know, that happens in the court system. And now, many of them, including Louis Lamonica Jr. Exactly how many plaintiffs will be dividing the money remains unclear.
Mr Harrison said the investigation "has been considerably hampered by issues of legal and court privilege". The documents are a compilation of statements from the Maine Roman Catholic diocese, letters from victims and reports from prosecutors, lawyers and the Attorney General's Office.
Francis of Assisi in New Haven, St. They issued a joint statement yesterday saying they were pleased with progress, but would make no further comment "in the interests of sustaining a constructive climate for discussions".
Several weeks ago he stopped this practice, mainly because so many people were raising their hands. Almost a month after a sensational, hidden-camera television report showing an Anchorage priest seeking sex, the bizarre case of the Rev.
Years before the church's abuse crisis erupted, Boland was involved in forming a training program, "Protecting God's Children," to help create safe environments for children and to teach adults warning signs of abuse. There is cause for alarm that goes beyond declining Mass attendance, a priest shortage, budget and program cuts, and other objective measures.
Williams faced charges for another sexual-assault allegation inbut that case was dropped, Eatonville police Capt.
Hines said the continuance was needed because a witness' illness led to the delay in the sexual battery case, that began last week. The plea agreement says there were more than pictures of boys under the age of 18 engaged in sexually explicit activity.
Few have gone unscathed, including Archbishop Sean O'Malley himself.