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McCarrick, 88, resigned his post as cardinal last year after an investigation found evidence, he had molested a minor altar boy almost a half-century ago. Another man told The New York Times that he was in his 20s when McCarrick abused him in the 1980s. McCarrick was a bishop in New Jersey at the time. The Times also found that two New Jersey dioceses had secretly paid settlements to two men who had accused McCarrick of abuse. https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695426603/vatican-defrocks-former-cardinal-mccarrick-finds-him-guilty-of-sex-abuse?ft=nprml&f=1001
“Both abuse and its cover-up can no longer be tolerated,” Vatican spokesman Alessandro Gisotti said Saturday as he announced McCarrick’s punishment. “A different treatment for bishops who have committed or covered up abuse in fact represents a form of clericalism that is no longer acceptable.”’
South Dakota Legislature: Lawmakers block bill allowing alleged sex abuse victims to sue churches- https://www.argusleader.com/story/news/politics/2019/02/11/south-dakota-legislature-lawmakers-block-bill-allowing-alleged-sex-abuse-victims-sue-churches/2836606002/ Why we need Federal Civil Rights for Victims of Sexual Violence.
“Being sexually abused at such an early age was the scar on my soul. But I feel like it ultimately made me into the person I am today. I understand the journey of life. I had to go through what I went through to be here. But now it’s time to take action to save the next generation of women and children from what we went the
Shari Karney is a survivor’s attorney. She represents victims of child sexual abuse by sexual predators such as a member of the clergy, a teacher, celebrity, sports coach, wealthy businessman or any other powerful person, Karney Law is here for you.