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New priests in a changed Church

New priests in a changed Church

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | June 7, 2018 | 0 Comments

On the morning of May 26, I had the great privilege of ordaining four young men to the priesthood: Father Aric Aamodt, Father Colin Jones, Father Toulee Peter Ly and Father Matthew Shireman. The joy in the Cathedral was palpable as we together envisioned all the good things that they would accomplish by God’s grace in this archdiocese in the years to come. I am grateful for their generosity in responding to the Lord’s call.

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Timeline of archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings

Timeline of archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A look back at the key events leading up to and part of the bankruptcy proceedings.

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Archdiocese reaches joint reorganization plan; $210 million for survivors largest settlement of its kind

Archdiocese reaches joint reorganization plan; $210 million for survivors largest settlement of its kind

| May 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a consensual plan with a committee representing clergy sexual abuse survivors to resolve its bankruptcy, offering $210 million for restitution to claimants. The settlement is the largest ever reached in a bankruptcy case related to clergy sex abuse.

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Appeals court affirms Catholic institutions’ assets separate from archdiocese

Appeals court affirms Catholic institutions’ assets separate from archdiocese

| April 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I hope all abuse survivors, reassured by the court’s decision, will soon be able to choose the path of settlement and closure on this aspect of their quest for justice and healing,” said Thomas Abood, chairman of the archdiocese’s Reorganization Task Force.

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Gathering the ‘lost sheep’

Gathering the ‘lost sheep’

| April 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

“I bet you can’t wait until the archdiocesan bankruptcy is behind us — it must be such a distraction from the important work of the Church.”

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Crosiers’ $25 million abuse settlement approved

Crosiers’ $25 million abuse settlement approved

| March 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

“Despite commentary from others last week, the archdiocese never sought to block the Crosiers’ plan of reorganization or its settlement with victims/survivors, and doing so would not have benefited the Archdiocese in any way,” said Thomas Abood, chair of the archdiocese’s Reorganization Task Force, in a March 22 statement.

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Archdiocese: Crosier plan objection aims to secure compensation for abuse claimants

Archdiocese: Crosier plan objection aims to secure compensation for abuse claimants

| March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The archdiocese filed its objection in the related Crosier matter to ensure the preservation of insurance rights for the benefit of the victim creditors in its case,” Thomas Abood said. “The archdiocese fully expects that its filing, as well as the similar filing by the Crosiers in the Archdiocese case, will be resolved in a way that does not delay confirmation of a plan in either case.”

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Diocese of St. Cloud says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

Diocese of St. Cloud says it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization

| The St. Cloud Visitor | March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of St. Cloud is planning to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, Bishop Donald Kettler announced Feb. 28 at a meeting in Albany with pastors and trustees from the diocese’s 131 parishes.

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From readers – February 8, 2018

From readers – February 8, 2018

| February 8, 2018 | 6 Comments

Out of proportion
Identifying local Church’s suffering

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Judge denies both Reorganization plans, directs parties to return to mediation

Judge denies both Reorganization plans, directs parties to return to mediation

| December 29, 2017 | 9 Comments

“We look to engage with all participants in mediation as directed by the judge to bring a prompt and fair resolution,” Tom Abood, chairman of the archdiocese’s reorganization task force, said in the statement.

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Support groups available for victims/survivors

Support groups available for victims/survivors

| December 19, 2017 | 3 Comments

Richter, a parishioner of St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis, said the group does not entail counseling. Rather, it involves a facilitated conversation in a community support system. The goal is to give people a space to make connections with one another.

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Unfinished

Unfinished

| Father Charles Lachowitzer | October 12, 2017 | 6 Comments

Four years ago in September, I sat at the kitchen table in the rectory reading the newspaper. I was a parish pastor and had been serving parishes and schools for over 23 years. I saw the headlines and was disturbed. There was yet another story on clergy sexual abuse. I felt angry at Church leaders and fighting attorneys. I felt frustrated that this issue had been going on since before I was ordained. I felt sadness and compassion for victims and their families.

I was clueless that in less than a week, I would be named vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese.

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