The settlement did not require them to admit molesting Inuit children, but accusations involved 13 or 14 priests who allegedly molested these children for 30 years. Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Boston Allegations of sexual misconduct by priests of the Archdiocese of Boston , and following revelations of a cover-up by the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Bernard Francis Law , became known in , causing Roman Catholics in other dioceses of the United States to investigate similar situations.
Cardinal Law's actions prompted public scrutiny of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops and the steps taken in response to past and current allegations of sexual misconduct by priests. The events in the Archdiocese of Boston became a national scandal. Archdiocese of Chicago Daniel McCormack, a self-confessed sexually abusive priest was sentenced to five years in prison for abusing five boys 8—12 years in Joseph Palanivel Jeyapaul was charged with molesting two teenage girls at a Catholic church in Greenbush, Minnesota , a small rural town near the Canada—United States border.
The abuse occurred in , and charges were filed in and amended in A Roseau County, Minnesota attorney is seeking to extradite the priest from India in a criminal case involving one of the girls. Sexual abuse scandal in Fall River diocese Father James Porter was a Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of molesting 28 children;  He admitted sexually abusing at least of both sexes over a period of 30 years, starting in the s.
He also instituted one of the first comprehensive sexual abuse policies in the Roman Catholic Church. DiLorenzo for allegations relating to sexual improprieties some 30 years earlier. Bukoski issued a written public apology to his victim on 12 November Bishop Clarence Richard Silva has permanently withdrawn his faculties and has initiated laicization proceedings against Deacon Gonsalves with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Archdiocese of Los Angeles Main article: Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles The Archdiocese of Los Angeles agreed to pay out 60 million dollars to settle 45 lawsuits it still faces over other pending cases.
According to the Associated Press , 22 priests were involved in the settlement with cases going back as far as the s. The main administrative office of the archdiocese is due to be sold to cover the cost of these and future lawsuits. Louis, Panama , and Bolivia. Sexual abuse scandal in Catholic archdiocese of Milwaukee A report on the sexual abuse of minors by clergy in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee revealed that allegations of sexually assaulting minors had been made against 58 ordained men.
Under Archbishop Timothy Dolan the archdiocese was able to avoid bankruptcy from lawsuits. Lawrence C Murphy, who taught at the former St. John School for the Deaf in the Milwaukee suburb of St. Francis, Wisconsin from to , allegedly molested more than deaf boys. Murphy was moved by then Milwaukee Archbishop William E Cousins to Superior, Wisconsin , a small city near Lake Superior, where he spent his final 24 years working with children in parishes, schools and a juvenile detention center.
He died in As of March , there were four outstanding lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in the case. Stephen Kiesle was convicted for tying up and molesting two boys in a California church rectory. Then-cardinal Joseph Ratzinger , the future Pope Benedict XVI , responded by letter that the case needed more time, as it was "necessary to consider the good of the Universal Church" and "the detriment that granting the dispensation" could provoke among the faithful.
In , the Vatican laicized Kiesle. The letter was widely regarded as evidence of Ratzinger's role in blocking the removal of pedophile priests. By refusing to grant such a dispensation right away in the Kiesle case, Ratzinger was actually being tough with an abuser, not lax.
Curtiss faced similar criticism in in regard to a priest accused of accessing child pornography. Curtiss, it was alleged, had failed to bring the case to the attention of the authorities, and had chosen to send the priest for counseling and to reassign the priest, removing him from his high-school teaching position but reassigning him to a middle-school.
Diocese of Palm Beach Joseph Keith Symons resigned as ordinary in after admitting he molested five boys while he was a pastor. Diocese of Peoria Main article: Myers of Peoria was among the two-thirds of sitting bishops and acting diocese administrators that the Dallas Morning News found had allowed priests accused of sexual abuse to continue working.
Francis Engels pleaded guilty to molesting a Peoria altar boy on trips to Milwaukee in the early s. Sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic archdiocese of Philadelphia According to a investigation, while serving as assistant vicar for administration in , Bishop Cistone was involved with silencing a nun who tried to alert parishioners at St. Gabriel parish about abuse by a priest. According to the report, there were several other instances of priest sexual abuse that Cistone was complicit in covering up.
Three priests and one teacher face rape charges. Diocese of Phoenix On 21 November , Monsignor Dale Fushek of the Diocese of Phoenix was arrested and charged with 10 criminal misdemeanor counts related to alleged inappropriate sexual contact with teens and young adults. Sexual abuse scandal in Portland archdiocese The Archdiocese of Portland filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on 6 July , hours before two abuse trials were set to begin. An open letter to the archdiocese's parishioners explained the archbishop's motivation.
Skylstad the Diocese of Spokane declared bankruptcy in December This payout has to be agreed to by the victims and a judge before it will be made. According to federal bankruptcy judge, Gregg W. Zive, money for the settlement would come from insurance companies, the sale of church property, contributions from Catholic groups and from the diocese's parishes.
Oliver O'Grady molested multiple children in Stockton.