Window for Abuse Suits in New York Opens

New York state’s Child Victims Act (CVA) will take effect on Aug. 14, giving those who say they were abused as minors one year to file a civil suit regardless of when the alleged crime occurred.

Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio - Put Out Into the Deep

The Continuing Fight vs. Sexual Abuse

My dear brothers and sisters in the Lord,The Child Victim’s Act (CVA) passed in New York state earlier this year will put the crime of sexual abuse across all of society front and center next week. The one-year window for victims to file civil lawsuits opens on August 14. The statute of limitations previously put a time limit on allegations. Now victims can bring lawsuits against individuals or entities, regardless of when the alleged abuse occurred, and seek damages for the harm they suffered.

Even With His Team’s Loss, Rams Exec Counts Health, Family, Faith as Wins

When Tony Pastoors was 5 days old in 1987, his mother kneeled in a hospital chapel to pray his life would be spared, after he was diagnosed with Hirschsprung’s disease, which attacks the colon. Now 31, Tony is vice president of football and business administration for the Los Angeles Rams football team.

New NY Law Allows Abuse Survivors More Time to Sue

The Catholic Church in the state had removed its opposition to the Child Victims Act, or CVA, after the Legislature a week earlier expanded the retroactive window to include both private and public institutions, noting that the support for all victims – regardless of where the abuse occurred – had been a critical reason the bishops could not support past versions of the bill.

School Leadership Teams Lead Innvovative Curriculum

by Anthony Biscione St. John’s University, Jamaica, will partner with 17 Catholic elementary schools in Brooklyn and Queens under the umbrella of The Institute for Catholic Schools to develop new curriculum and instructional practices to fit the needs of students in the 21st century through the formation of four-person Curriculum Leadership Teams in each of […]