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Jesuits settle abuse claims for $166 million



Published: Fri, March 25, 2011 @ 2:30 p.m.

SEATTLE (AP) — Jesuits in the Pacific Northwest have agreed to pay $166.1 million to hundreds of people who were abused at the Catholic order’s schools around the region.

The settlement also asks the order to provide a written apology to the victims and to share documents with them such as their personal medical records.

The Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus runs schools in Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana and Alaska. The claims are from victims who were students at schools in all five states.

The province had previously settled another 200 claims. Then the organization filed for bankruptcy, claiming the payments depleted their treasury. But victims argued the province remained wealthy because it controls and owns Gonzaga University, Gonzaga Preparatory School, Seattle University and other schools and properties.


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1Firdaus(12 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

more Christians, doing God's work...and you think Muslims are bad....hmmm....ever wonder why they stopped looking for Osama bin Laden? oh, you forgot him already....(im speaking to the media, and millions of you out there who also forgot, but will prob state you never did, and never will.....if you haven't forgotten him, then FIND HIM! You won't have any problem finding Christians (or Jews for that matter) killing and molesting people of all ages across this planet.) If someone invades your backyards, im fairly certain the majority of you fine gun toting Christians would do anything to defend your property, ever wonder why all of a sudden you hear about muslims fighting, ITS BECAUSE YOU INVADED their lands! wake up folks, you're pissin off a lot of people.

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2webad(156 comments)posted 3 years, 4 months ago

Why the hell do people still attend church? Any church? All the religions' holy books are filled of fear and violence. Like in the movie "Clash of the Titans" ... the gods in the movie can exist only if people pray to them and people pray to them because people are afraid of them.

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