$50M Priest Abuse Deal Reached in Alaska
The AP reports that:
ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Roman Catholic religious order has agreed to pay $50 million to more than 100 Alaska Natives who allege sexual abuse by Jesuit priests, a lawyer for the accusers said Sunday.
Wonder who that could be? The Oregon province of the Society sold out it's spiritual patrimony exchanging it for psycho-babble. Among American Jesuits they are distinguished by their group-think and psychological laden language.
The news report says:
The settlement with the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus is the largest one yet against a Catholic religious order...
The settlement does not require the order to admit fault, ... None of the priests were ever criminally charged.
The sexual abuse allegations involved 13 or 14 clerics and spanned nearly 30 years, from 1961 to 1987, Roosa said. The children's ages ranged from 5 years to teenage.
The Oregon Province has flaunted in the past and continues to flaunt the Church's instruction on the ordination of homosexuals.
Key members of the Province have said that it is not a homosexual problem but a celibacy problem. While it is true that some of the abuse in Alaska was of girls, that was a minority.
Maybe they will respond to a 50 million dollar wakeup call.