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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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Fate of bankruptcy plans in judge’s hands

Fate of bankruptcy plans in judge’s hands

| September 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

Counsel for multiple parties with interests in the matter, including representatives of the archdiocese, parishes, insurers and clergy sexual abuse claimants, presented objections to the plans before Judge Robert Kressel in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis Aug. 29.

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Court hears objections to Reorganization plans

Court hears objections to Reorganization plans

| June 19, 2017 | 1 Comment

In considering the Unsecured Creditors Committee’s objections to the archdiocesan plan, Judge Robert Kressel questioned whether UCC counsel Robert Kugler was trying to “inflame” his clients with misleading claims about the archdiocese’s plan and assets.

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Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a March 26 letter and video statement to local Catholics, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is hoping to soon resolve its Chapter 11 Reorganization and provide fair compensation for victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Reorganization plans sent out for vote

Reorganization plans sent out for vote

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

About 1,500 plan solicitation packages for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Reorganization were mailed March 17, marking a significant step as the archdiocese seeks to provide $155 million in compensation for clergy sexual abuse victims and resolve its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

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New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

New Ulm diocese files for bankruptcy in response to clergy sex abuse claims

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of New Ulm filed for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code March 3 in response to 101 lawsuits related to clergy sexual abuse claims made against it. The lawsuits were filed during the Minnesota Child Victims Act’s three-year lifting of the statute of limitations that ended May 25, 2015.

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