Pope Francis

Catholic Church Claims It Can Refuse To Pay Victims Of Sex Abuse Because Of Religious Freedom

THE CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF MILWAUKEE SOUGHT TO INSULATE $55 MILLION OF ITS FUNDS FROM LAWSUITS BROUGHT BY VICTIMS OF PRIESTLY SEX ABUSE, ACCORDING TO A LETTER PENNED BY THEN-ARCHBISHOP OF MILWAUKEE TIMOTHY DOLAN, SO IT TRANSFERRED THOSE FUNDS INTO A SEPARATE TRUST SET UP TO CARE FOR THE ARCHDIOCESE’S CEMETERIES AND MAUSOLEUMS. ONCE THE SEXUAL ABUSE VICTIMS SOUGHT THOSE FUNDS IN …