IF THE ONLY PRAYER YOU SAID IN YOUR LIFE WAS "THANK YOU", THAT WOULD SUFFICE. ~Meister Eckhart

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Disgusting

Hundreds of people who claim they were abused by clergy affiliated with the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles can expect to be paid more than $1 million each in a $660 million (£325 million) settlement of their lawsuits.

The deal, by far the largest settlement in the Church’s sexual abuse scandal, was reached yesterday, said Ray Boucher, a lawyer representing the lead plaintiff, and pushes the amount paid out in compensation for abuse since 1950 to more than $2 billion. ~source

$2,000,000,000 paid to innocent people that were supposed to trust these priests?

3 comments:

lushgurl said...

I often wonder why people think that money somehow makes it OK for the people who have suffered so. I guess at the very least it might help pay for the therapy needed to somehow come to peace with the demons from the past...
OK, now for you Mr. Scott...have a great day, unless you've made other plans! Love you!

dAAve said...

Amen.

Piglet said...

wow.

if anything, maybe it'll hit the catholics where it hurts them the most, in the wallet. (i was raised catholic, attended catholic school.)

i'm not sure what the money can do for the survivors tho, it can't undue the damage. that's a lifelong ailment.