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Sex abuse scandals are draining Catholic Church finances

The Archdiocese of Chicago has incurred significant debts, due largely to the many sexual abuse claims filed against it. In an article published on February 11, 2019, the Chicago Sun Times says that in recent years, the archdiocese has borrowed more than $200 million to cover its obligations. To lessen this debt load, the Church intends to sell the parking lot located directly across the street from Holy Name Cathedral for a reported $100 million. A developer intends to erect two high-rise residential buildings on this prime piece of real estate. In addition, the Church is considering the sale of the "Cardinal's Mansion" on Chicago's Gold Coast.

What compensation is available for sexual abuse victims?

When you're wronged by someone in a civil matter, you may be able to sue them and get compensation. However, what if you're wronged in a criminal matter -- such as sexual abuse? Are you still able to get compensation for the damages, medical treatment and the way that this can change your life?

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