In an effort to raise compensation money for victims who were sexually abused by Catholic priests, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles has evicted three nuns from their Santa Barbara convent.
Sister Angela Escalera, shares the two-bedroom home—which is owned by the archdiocese—with two other nuns. She has lived in the convent for 43 years. The eviction notice, which the nuns received in the mail, informs them that they must leave the house by December 31, or earlier. The archdiocese also placed the nuns under a gag order, which bars them from discussing the matter with journalists.
It’s really nice to see that the Catholic Church is finally going to start compensating people who were sexually abused by its pedophile priests. It’s also refreshing to see that, in evicting these nuns, the Church is making those most guilty pay first.
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