Opinion: It’s time for Colorado’s Catholic Church to take a moral inventory
The dialogue about the need for accountability following reports of priestly abuse should also be the catalyst for examining other areas where the church presumes moral authority, including health care.
Colorado’s review of Catholic Church sex abuse named priests, but not those who covered up their crimes
The Colorado Attorney General’s Office said time limited the investigation. The Catholic Church says it’s taken responsibility. But victims say the whole story hasn’t been told.
A list of Colorado priests named in the supplemental Catholic church abuse report, where they worked and when
Of the 25 priests named in the supplemental report, 9 were not identified in the original investigation into the church, which was completed in October 2019
Colorado’s Catholic dioceses paid $6.68 million to 73 survivors of priest abuse
Some claims were paid to previously unknown victims. Eight claims were rejected by the Independent Reconciliation and Reparations Program and another eight are pending.
Opinion: Why lawmakers should reform law to help victims of childhood sexual abuse
Effort to give Colorado child sex assault survivors unlimited time to sue abusers is rejected
House Bill 1296, brought in the wake of a damning report on Colorado’s Catholic church, was set aside at the request of one of its prime sponsors in the hopes of bringing future legislation that will also benefit past survivors of abuse. The decision to sideline the measure drew disappointment.
Colorado’s priest abuse reparations program has paid more than $3 million to 28 victims so far
The program, which was announced in October, stems from a massive review of church files that revealed abuses of 166 children going back decades.
A Denver priest — his dad’s best friend — raped him. The state’s Catholic Church abuse report revealed the secret.
Neil Elms says he was repeatedly sexually assaulted by Lawrence St. Peter, a Colorado priest who rose to high ranks in the Denver Archdiocese. St. Peter wasn’t removed from clergy despite “numerous, reliable, consistent reports” he was abusing boys.
Colorado’s Catholic priest abuse reparations program received 78 claims, has already paid out over $1M
The deadline to file claims with the reparations program, created voluntarily by Colorado’s three dioceses, was Friday. There are still more than 60 claims to sort through.
Even if Colorado gives child sex assault victims unlimited time to sue, it may be too late for those already abused
Lawmakers are considering eliminating the civil statute of limitations for child sex assault, but Colorado’s constitution appears to prohibit laws from working retroactively. Victims’ advocates think there is a path to address past abuse.
Independent boards reviewing Catholic Church sex abuse have broadly failed victims in Colorado, nationwide
An investigation into two decades of review boards, including in Denver, show a pattern of bias in favor of the church and little understanding of sexual assault and trauma.
Victims want more from Colorado’s Catholic church investigation — like who covered up their sex abuse
There are fresh calls for lengthening the statute of limitations to file sex abuse lawsuits in Colorado following the release of a 263-page report into priests who abused children
A list of the Colorado priests named in the Catholic church sex abuse report, where they worked and when
The report accuses 43 priests, but most of the abuse was committed by five
At least 166 children have been sexually abused by Catholic priests in Colorado since 1950, new report finds
It took Colorado’s three dioceses an average of nearly 20 years to concretely restrict an abusive priest’s authority after receiving an abuse allegation against him, according to the investigation
Wannabe Catholic priests can expect interrogations about porn, psych evaluations and abuse prevention training
Ahead of a public report about the history of abuse in Colorado, church leaders open up about the protective wall in place to weed out abusers. Victims remain skeptical.
Colorado attorney general announces new settlement fund for victims of Catholic priest abuse
The announcement comes ahead of the release of an investigative report into abuses by priests going back decades