A man who was sexually assaulted as a child by a Fresno diocesan priest has won a new trial but his brother has not.
A Fresno judge ordered a new trial Friday in a lawsuit brought by two brothers who accused the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno of failing to protect them from a Wasco priest who sexually abused them decades ago.
A judge said he will rule this week on whether to give two brothers a new trial against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fresno because of newly discovered evidence that backs their claim that they were molested by a priest, and that the diocese did nothing about it.
A Roman Catholic brother who taught at Cretin High School in the late 1960s and early 1970s has been accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a teenage boy who attended the school.
Advocates for victims of Catholic clergy sex abuse on Monday released documents they say refute claims by retired Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland that he did not understand early on the criminal nature of the abuse or its long-term effects on victims.
Jeff Anderson, the St. Paul lawyer who's made a career of suing the Roman Catholic church over sexual abuse by priests, likes to draw a link between that crusade and his youthful devotion to the civil rights and anti-war movements.
In spring 2002, as the scandal over sexual abuse by Roman Catholic priests was escalating, the long career of Archbishop Rembert G. Weakland of Milwaukee, one of the church’s most venerable voices for change, went up in flames one May morning.