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If you were abused by a priest or member of the clergy in Pennsylvania, you have rights, and we protect those rights and fight to ensure you get the justice you deserve. 

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1.2 Billion

The Vatican issued a letter to 1.2 billion Catholics in which it admitted it abandoned child victims

1,000 Survivors

More than 1,000 survivors were identified in Pennsylvania alone 

300 Priests

More than 300 priests committed sexual abuse on child parishioners over the past 70 years

Victims Are Demanding Justice

Since the PA report was released, hundreds more potential victims have come forward, and many are seeking to hold their abusers and the clergy that covered the abuses up legally liable for their crimes. 


Lawsuits are being filed on behalf of those who were sexually abused by clergy when they were children or during their teen years. Even though their abuse may have occurred decades ago, these victims may be entitled to seek justice and compensation for the terrible crimes they were forced to endure.


You have the power to hold the Catholic Church accountable for its crimes and its failures, and we can help.

Child Sexual Abuse Crimes Should Not Go Unpunished 

Priests that groomed children for sexual exploitation, that sexually abused the children they visited in hospitals and at home, and who forced children and teens, boys and girls, to perform acts that left them scarred and scared: The Pennsylvania Report showed that children were groped, raped, and forced to do and see things that will haunt them forever. Yet, the church continues to issue rhetoric instead of taking action.


If you were abused by a priest or elder in the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, know that we are fighting for you and all victims. We won’t rest until sexual abusive clergy are held accountable for their crimes. 

Child Sexual Abuse Crimes Should Not Go Unpunished 

The Catholic Church has a history of child sexual abuse in America, Ireland, and other countries, and the church’s solution is to cover abuse allegations, shift pedophile priests to other dioceses where they prey on more children, all while paying billions in hush money to sexual abuse victims and their advocates.


Despite continuing to apologize to the victims of pedophile priests, the Vatican has a history of burying sexual abuse allegations and creating a culture of secrecy designed to protect the reputation of the church. The Vatican issued a letter to 1.2 billion Catholics in which it admitted it abandoned child victims.


More than 1,000 survivors were identified in Pennsylvania alone where more than 300 priests committed sexual abuse on child parishioners over the past 70 years, the two-year Grand Jury inquiry revealed. Unfortunately, the time limits to seek justice had expired in most of these cases. However, Pennsylvania may establish a new time limit for clergy sex abuse victims to file claims.

Abandoned by the Church

Clergy Abuse Settlements

The Catholic Church has paid out over $3.8 billion to clergy abuse victims since the 1980s. This money has been paid out to over 8,600 survivors who filed lawsuits and claims seeking justice. Payouts have been issued to survivors in:

Alaska • Arizona • Connecticut • Delaware • Florida • Georgia • Illinois • Iowa • Kentucky • Louisiana • Massachusetts • Missouri • New Hampshire • New Jersey • New York • Ohio • Oregon • Rhode Island • South Carolina • Tennessee • Texas • Vermont • Washington • Wisconsin

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