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Pa. Supreme Court justices review priest abuse lawsuit’s ruling on time limits

Pennsylvania’s highest court on Tuesday grappled with whether a woman’s lawsuit on claims of sexual abuse by a priest decades ago should be allowed to proceed.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

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Pennsylvania’s sexual abuse laws leave survivors conflicted

"We’re not done. We’re not finished, this is just a different route."
By Marc Levy/The Associated Press

Newly-signed bills end time limits for child abuse victims to file criminal charges in Pennsylvania

A key part of the package still needs to pass the legislature one more time. The constitutional amendment would allow suits on expired cases for two years.
By Katie Meyer

Pittsburgh clergy abuse compensation fund receives a total of 367 claims

"We're months away from finishing our work for the Diocese."
By Kathleen Davis/WESA

Pa. laws keep victims silent, child sex abuse survivors say

The state Senate held a daylong hearing on bills to overhaul the statute of limitations for certain abuse cases. They’ve repeatedly stalled before, and it’s unclear if anything has changed. 
By Katie Meyer