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Catholic Church Acts to Limit Abuse Settlements

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Catholic Church Acts to Limit Abuse Settlements

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Catholic Church Acts to Limit Abuse Settlements

Catholic Church Acts to Limit Abuse Settlements

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In several cites in the United States, the Catholic church is using legal mechanisms to protect itself against sex abuse settlements it says would devastate its mission.

Guests:

David O'Reilly, religion reporter for The Philadelphia Inquirer

Mark Sargent, dean and professor of law at Villanova University in Villanova, Penn.

Steve Woodward, reporter for The Oregonian

David Skeel, professor of bankruptcy and corporate law at the University of Pennsylvania; author of Debt's Dominion: A History of Bankruptcy Law in America