Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Catholic Diocese and Franciscan Order Settle Abuse Lawsuits

AP reported yesterday that the Catholic Diocese of Youngstown, Ohio and a Franciscan order based in Hollidaysburg, Pennsylvania have agreed to pay $900,000 to settle lawsuits involving 28 claims of abuse committed by a now deceased Brother in the order, Joseph Baker.  The abuse occurred in Catholic schools in Warren, Ohio between 1986 and 1990. Baker committed suicide in 2013.