Clergy Abuse

Sex Abuse Victims Outraged Over Catholic Church Receiving Pandemic PPP Loans

Written by John Winer As the COVID-19 health crisis began to escalate, thousands of small businesses across the country faced many financial challenges. Recent data indicates that while there were more than 140,000 small business closures, some businesses were lucky enough to receive much needed financial help by securing a loan from the federal Paycheck… read more

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How COVID-19 Closures Impact Clergy Abuse Lawsuits

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, courts across the country are taking precautions for public health and safety by closing courthouses and restricting courthouse services. In mid-March, the Mercury News reported that California’s chief justice had suspended all superior court jury trials for 60 days due to the outbreak, with local courts being allowed to… read more

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Abuse Survivors Now Have More Time to Fight Back

By John D. Winer Patrick Von Horn’s first memory of childhood abuse was of his mother screaming bloody murder after she witnessed a priest raping him. The horrifying attack is one of many instances of clergy abuse that Patrick repressed from his mind for decades until his mother’s death five years ago. “At first, I… read more

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