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Alabama Clergy Abuse

Attorneys Investigating Sexual Abuse Claims Against Alabama Clergy

The Roman Catholic Church has been facing accusations of sexual assault molestation for decades while protecting the priests and disregarding the innocent victims. Recently, many states, including Alabama, have worked to ensure that abuse survivors can come forward, face their accuser, and find protection using the court system.

While the criminal justice system can hold predatory priests legally criminally accountable, civil lawsuits help restore the damage caused to the victim. Victims can file claims against the predator priest, the local parish, the archdiocese or diocese, and other church officials who covered up years of abuse by the clergyman.

It often takes decades for a sexual abuse victim to speak out and identify their assaulter, hoping they will be held accountable. The compassionate network of affiliate attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, can help you or a loved one with legal assistance involving surviving sexual assault.

Our caring team understands the pain you are feeling and the courage it takes to discuss openly what occurred in detail. Our clergy sexual assault lawyers are ready to hear your story and take action. We use our comprehensive knowledge of Alabama tort law to build a solid case to ensure that the sexual predator faces their consequences for what they did.

Sexual Assault with Clergy Remains a Problem

In the mid-1990s, a court in Mobile dismissed lawsuits against McGill-Toole School Frs. Lang and Ziter citing that the state statute of limitations had expired. Reverend Lang faced accusations of engaging in sexual molestation with an underage child in the late 1980s. Reverend Ziter allegedly sexually abused a minor during the 1970s.

The incident rate of sexual abuse by predatory priests is significantly lower in Alabama compared to other states. However, at least twenty-eight priests serving in Alabama have been accused of sexual assault over the last few decades.

The Devastating Effects of Sexual Assault

Sexual assaulting anyone can cause lifelong devastation that negatively alters the victim’s well-being. Children and adults who have been sexually assaulted can suffer from significant sleeping disorders, ongoing depression, substance abuse, self-injury, and suicide, and thinking about suicide.

Young children and teenage victims might develop negative eating habits, begin living an over-sexualized lifestyle, or engage in any form of risky behavior.

Seeking Victim Justice

The laws in Alabama heavily restrict the amount of time a sexual assault victim has to file a civil lawsuit or take criminal action against the sexual predator. In sexual abuse cases involving children in Alabama, the survivor has up to their twenty-first birthday to file a claim.

However, most victims are unable or unwilling to discuss what the predatory priest did to them until decades after the incident or events occurred. This law mostly protects the Roman Catholic Church in Alabama and leaves the victim without much recourse once they have reached their twenty-first year.

Alabama Roman Catholic Church Diocese

In Alabama, the Catholic Church one of the largest religious groups of all faiths statewide. The archdioceses, diocese, and their Bishops manage 104 parishes and thirty-seven Catholic schools across Alabama (listed below). The Church provides services to hundreds of thousands of registered Catholics living in sixty-seven counties.

Alabama Dioceses

Catholic Diocese of Birmingham
2121 3rd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 838-8322
Bishop: Robert Joseph Baker

Catholic Archdiocese of Mobile
400 Government St
Mobile, AL 36602
(251) 434-1530
Bishop: Thomas John Rodi

Alabama Clergy Sexual Abuse Attorneys Are Ready to Help

Our network of lawyers knows the challenges you have in talking about the unspeakable actions that a clergy member did to you. We know the Catholic Church pushes back with its wielding power saying nothing wrong happened to victims.

However, with Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, on your side, you will not face them alone. We can assure you that all those responsible for your abuse will hear your shocking story at trial or when settling your case.

Reach out to a clergy abuse attorney and let us begin working on your case today. Speak out now and file a lawsuit. Your action can help ensure no one is ever abused or sexually assaulted by religious authorities again. We will obtain financial compensation for you and your family and protect your rights. Contact us now at (888) 424-5757.

All information you share during an initial, free consultation concerning your case will remain confidential.

All Alabama Parishes:

  • Annunciation Catholic Parish, Monroeville
  • Annunciation of the Lord Parish, Decatur
  • Cathedral Basilica of the Immaculate Conception, Mobile
  • Chapel of Our Lady of Bon Secour, Bon Secour
  • Chapel of the Holy Cross, Albertville
  • Christ the King Parish, Andalusia
  • Christ the King Parish, Daphne
  • Corpus Christi Parish, Mobile
  • Francis Xavier Seelos Parish, Spanish Fort
  • Holy Family Parish, Mobile
  • Holy Name of Jesus Parish, Semmes
  • Holy Name of Jesus, Childersburg
  • Holy Redeemer Parish, Eufaula
  • Holy Spirit Parish, Montgomery
  • Holy Spirit Church, Tuscaloosa
  • Holy Spirit Church, Winfield
  • Immaculate Conception Mission, Orrville
  • Little Flower Parish, Mobile
  • Most Pure Heart of Mary Church, Mobile
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Mission, Clio
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish, Wetumpka
  • Our Lady of Guadalupe Church, Haleyville
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Mobile
  • Our Lady of Sorrows Mission, Fairford
  • Our Lady of the Gulf Parish, Gulf Shores
  • Our Lady of the Lake Church, Cropwell
  • Our Lady of the Valley Church, Birmingham
  • Our Lady Queen of Mercy Parish, Montgomery
  • Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish, Selma
  • Our Mother of Mercy Mission, Plateau
  • Our Savior Parish, Mobile
  • Prince of Peace Parish, Mobile
  • Resurrection Parish, Montgomery
  • Sacred Heart Parish, Grove Hill
  • Shrine of the Holy Cross Parish, Daphne
  • St. Agatha Parish, Bay Minette
  • St. Andrew Kim Taegon Parish, Montgomery
  • St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, Elberta
  • St. Bede the Venerable Parish, Montgomery
  • St. Bridget Parish, Whistler
  • St. Catherine Siena Parish Catholic Church, Mobile
  • St. Cecilia Parish, Mt. Vernon
  • St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Jasper
  • St. Columba Parish, Dothan
  • St. Dominic Parish, Mobile
  • St. Edmund By the Sea Parish, Dauphin Island
  • St. Elizabeth Parish, Greenville
  • St. Francis of Assisi University Parish, Tuscaloosa
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Livingston
  • St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Talladega
  • St. Francis Xavier Parish, Mobile
  • St. Ignatius Parish, Mobile
  • St. James Major Parish, Prichard
  • St. Joan of Arc Parish, Mobile
  • St. John Mission, Bromley
  • St. John Parish, Magnolia Springs
  • St. John Parish, Ozark
  • St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Alexander City
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Grand Bay
  • St. John the Baptist Parish, Montgomery
  • St. John the Baptist, Tuscaloosa
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Butler
  • St. John the Evangelist Parish, Enterprise
  • St. Joseph Mission, Camden
  • St. Joseph Parish (Maysville), Mobile
  • St. Joseph Parish, Fort Mitchell
  • St. Joseph Parish, Lillian
  • St. Joseph Parish, Prattville
  • St. Joseph Parish, Tuskegee Institute
  • St. Jude Parish, Montgomery
  • St. Lawrence Parish, Fairhope
  • St. Leo the Great Catholic Church, Demopolis
  • St. Margaret of Scotland Parish, Foley
  • St. Margaret Parish, Bayou La Batra
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Birmingham
  • St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Church, Wetumpka
  • St. Martin of Tours Parish, Troy
  • St. Mary Mission, Geneva
  • St. Mary Parish, Mobile
  • St. Mary Parish, Opelika
  • St. Matthew Parish, Mobile
  • St. Maurice Parish, Brewton
  • St. Michael Mission, Coden
  • St. Michael Parish, Auburn
  • St. Monica Parish, Mobile
  • St. Patrick Parish, Phenix City
  • St. Patrick Parish, Robertsdale
  • St. Peter Parish, Montgomery
  • St. Peter the Apostle Parish, Chastang
  • St. Philip Neri Parish, Theodore
  • St. Pius X Mission, Union Springs
  • St. Pius X Parish, Mobile
  • St. Robert Bellarmine Parish, Atmore
  • St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic Church
  • St. Rose Of Lima Parish, Coden
  • St. Theresa Parish, West Mount Vernon
  • St. Thomas Aquinas Parish, Citronelle
  • St. Thomas By the Sea Parish, Orange Beach
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Parish, Chickasaw
  • St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church, Montevallo
  • St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Mobile
  • St. Vincent De Paul Parish, Tallassee
  • St. William Catholic Church, Guntersville
  • St. Jude Catholic Church, Sylacauga

Alabama Catholic Schools:

  • Christ The King Catholic School, Daphne
  • Corpus Christi Catholic School, Mobile
  • Holy Family Regional School, Huntsville
  • Holy Spirit Catholic High School, Tuscaloosa
  • Holy Spirit Catholic School, Tuscaloosa
  • Holy Spirit Regional School, Huntsville
  • Little Flower Catholic School, Mobile
  • McGill-Toolen Catholic High School, Mobile
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory – Holy Spirit Campus, Montgomery
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory – St. Bede Campus, Montgomery
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory High School, Montgomery
  • Montgomery Catholic Preparatory Middle School, Montgomery
  • Most Pure Heart of Mary School, Mobile
  • Our Lady of The Valley School
  • Our Savior Catholic Preschool, Mobile
  • Resurrection Catholic School, Montgomery
  • Sacred Heart of Jesus Catholic School, Anniston
  • Sacred Heart School, Cullman
  • St. Ann School
  • St. Benedict Catholic School, Elberta
  • St. Bernard Preparatory, Cullman
  • St. Columba Preschool, Dothan
  • St. Dominic Catholic School, Mobile
  • St. Ignatius Catholic School, Mobile
  • St. James School
  • St. John Catholic Montessori Preschool, Enterprise
  • St. John Paul II Catholic HS, Huntsville
  • St. John The Baptist School, Madison
  • St. Joseph Catholic School, Tuskegee Institute
  • St. Joseph Child Development Center, Fort Mitchell
  • St. Joseph Regional School, Florence
  • St. Mary Catholic School, Mobile
  • St. Michael Catholic High School, Fairhope
  • St. Michael Catholic Preschool, Auburn
  • St. Patrick Catholic School, Robertsdale
  • St. Pius X Catholic School, Mobile
  • St. Vincent de Paul Catholic School, Mobile
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