Judge Orders Catholic Priest to Pay $5 Million in Sex Abuse Case

A federal judge in Spokane, Washington ordered a former Catholic priest who sexually abused an Oregon man to pay the survivor $5,000,000. Ernest Dale Calhoun, who did not deny the survivor’s allegations, began serving in the Yakima, Washington Diocese in 1977. This sexual abuse lawsuit was not the first case filed against Calhoun who has […]

Consensus Model Praised in Resolution of Helena Diocese Sex Abuse Claims

Perhaps the rural Catholic diocese of Helena Montana can teach the larger Catholic dioceses and archdioceses a thing or two when it comes to resolving sexual abuse claims. The Diocese of Helena has successfully reached a bankruptcy and reorganization plan that includes more than 300 sexual abuse claims through a process of consensus rather than […]

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