65 Arizona Priests Credibly Accused or convicted of Child Sex Abuse
(Jan. 18, 2020) – At least 65 Arizona priests have been credibly accused or convicted of child sex abuse. The Arizona Republic announced that disturbing figure last summer. Two Catholic religious orders released the
NC Diocese releases List of Priests Credibly Accused of Child Sex Abuse
(Jan. 7, 2020) – A Catholic diocese in North Carolina on Dec. 30, 2019 published a list of 14 clergy members it says have been credibly accused of child sex abuse. The Diocese of
Pope lifts Church’s Secrecy over Sex Abuse Victims
(Dec. 18, 2019) Pope Francis announced yesterday that he will abolish the obligation of secrecy surrounding abuse victims during Vatican trials and processes. The Catholic News Service just announced the new plan, which appears
Pittsburgh Press Conference for sex abuse victims shut out by Legislature
Matthews & Associates Law Firm is holding a press conference on Friday, Dec. 6 at 9 a.m. at Pittsburgh’s Embassy Suites’ Heinz Room (535 Smithfield). We have filed cases for three Pennsylvania men who
New Clergy Abuse Laws and Church Bankruptcy
Fifteen states have now enacted new laws to help survivors of sexual abuse by clergy. The new laws extend or suspend previous statutes of limitations in order to allow claims that can now stretch
(Nov. 27, 2019) Some 15 months after the state of Pennsylvania released a grand jury report implicating more than 300 priests in the sexual abuse of more than 1,000 minors, the state has changed some
Catholic Church Sex-abuse Boards undermine Victims
(Nov. 22, 2019) An Associated Press story has revealed that sex abuse boards, set up by churches to ostensibly help victims, often help abusive priests and churches first, leaving victims out in the cold.
Pittsburg Clergy Abuse Lawsuit Filed for Two
(Nov. 20, 2019)  Attorneys David Matthews and Tim Goss filed a Pittsburg clergy abuse lawsuit this week on behalf of two men who say they were sexually abused in a Catholic church parish in
Thousands of California Sex Abuse Lawsuits Expected
(Nov. 11, 2019) The Associated Press reported last month that clergy abuse attorneys expect thousands of California sex abuse lawsuits to be filed when the state’s new law takes effect January 1, 2020. The
Two Pittsburgh Priests named in Catholic Church Lawsuit
(August 20, 2019) Matthews & Associates Law Firm filed a lawsuit this week for a Pittsburg man who charges that he was abused by two different Catholic priests in the 1970s. The alleged abuse began
Catholic Church spent $10 million to lobby against sex abuse victims’ rights
(July 7, 2019) A new report released last month  reveals that the Catholic Church has spent more than $10 million in just the past eight years in the northeastern U.S. to fight legislation seeking
Penn. Court Ruling gives Clergy Abuse Victims Time
(June 24, 2019)  A Pennsylvania Superior Court ruling this month gives clergy abuse victims more time to file a claim.  On June 11, 2019, the state’s highest court reversed a lower court which had found
New NY Law helps Sex abuse Victims
(June 10, 2019) A New York state law change this year helps sex abuse victims seek justice that may otherwise have been lost to them. The Child Victims Act had languished for years at
NJ eases limit on Sex Abuse Lawsuits
(May 16, 2019) New Jersey passed a bill to ease the limit on filing sex abuse lawsuits. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation May 13 to ease time limit restrictions on when childhood sexual abuse victims
Conroe, Texas Priest named in Sex Abuse Lawsuit
(April 6, 2019)  A Conroe, Texas priest was named in a civil lawsuit yesterday in a sex abuse case filed in Houston’s Harris County Courthouse by Matthews & Associates Law Firm. The plaintiff –