One more day to close our January budget gap—$7,182 short of our expenses. Your support needed NOW!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Vatican welcomes Kentucky plaintiffs’ decision to drop abuse suit

Catholic World News - August 11, 2010

The director of the Holy See Press Office welcomed the decision by three Kentucky plaintiffs to abandon a lawsuit that sought to make the Vatican responsible for clerical abuse that took place in the United States.

Making clear he was not “minimizing the horror and the condemnation of sexual abuse and compassion for the victims' suffering,” Father Federico Lombardi said that “it is positive that a six-year-long case alleging the Holy See was involved in charges of covering-up abuse-- (charges) which also had a strong negative impact on public opinion-- has in the end been shown to be grounded on a baseless accusation.”

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our January expenses ($7,182 to go):
$35,000.00 $27,818.12
21% 79%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

The Human Mix of Good and Evil January 30
Conscientious objection to vaccinations January 30
Can Islam confront its problem with violence? January 30
On the failure of history—and historians—without Christ January 29
Salvation? No matter who we are, one price. January 28

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis names 20 new cardinals CWN - January 5
In ‘state of the world’ address, Pope decries ‘throwaway culture’ CWN - January 12