The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of New York announced a compensation program Thursday for victims of sex abuse by priests who are willing to forego lawsuits in exchange for an award to be determined...
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Timothy Cardinal Dolan unveiled a new archdiocesan program Thursday aimed at healing the wounds suffered by sexual abuse victims.
No doubt, Timothy Cardinal Dolan would reject the idea that he showed remarkable moral courage in offering compensation to child sex abuse
The plan comes as New York state is considering modifying its statute of limitations, which could expose the church to more lawsuits.
The independent commission will allow victims of abuse by clergy to apply for monetary compensation from the church, even for claims that are decades old, church leaders said Thursday.