Money cannot heal suffering. Not in itself. But it can bring some assurance that the pain has been acknowledged. In capitalism, that's done with money.
Four victims of sex abuse at Brooklyn's St. Lucy-St. Patrick Roman Catholic parish will each receive $6.8 million. That's a record amount in settlements for such alleged crimes. The miscreant was a volunteer at the church.
It was Ben Rubinowitz of Gair, Gair, Conason who represented the victims. Obviously, he will be sought after for other sex abuse lawsuits.
The case originated in 2013 in the Brooklyn Supreme Court. The Diocese of Brooklyn was represented by the law firm Shaub, Ahmuty. Here are more details from Law.com.
No question, the once powerful Roman Catholicism brand is crumbling. However, its financial future is also in play. Many Catholics have stopped donating funds. And, being engaged in legal disputes is very expensive. In themselves, the lawsuits and resulting verdicts/settlements could bankrupt the Roman Catholic Church in America.
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