September 17, 2019
By William Mahoney, Ph.D.
Participation waives a victim’s right to sue
Six Catholic bishops in California announced Monday the establishment of compensation programs for victims of clergy sex abuse.
Victims of clergy sex abuse who register by Jan. 31, 2020, will be eligible for compensation in one archdiocese and five dioceses in California, including the archdiocese of Los Angeles and the dioceses of San Diego, San Bernardino, Orange, Fresno and Sacramento.
The bishops offering these compensation programs have established their own rules and requirements that prevent many victims of clergy sex abuse from participating.
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