New chapter opens in Pa. over clergy abuse lawsuits

When post offices close Monday, the last victim compensation funds at Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses will also close, hours before lawmakers plunge back into a years-old fight over whether to let long-ago victims of child sexual abuse sue perpetrators and institutions that may have covered it up. 

Pa. clergy abuse hotline got 1,900 calls over first year

Investigations remain underway after 1,862 calls were made to a clergy abuse hotline in the 12 months since a landmark grand jury report exposed decades of child abuse within Pennsylvania's Roman Catholic dioceses, the state attorney general said Tuesday.