Tag: Chapter 11

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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Crosier order files under Chapter 11 for bankruptcy reorganization

Crosier order files under Chapter 11 for bankruptcy reorganization

The nationwide province of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers based in Phoenix filed June 1 to reorganize under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

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At bankruptcy’s two-year mark, creditors will soon vote on plan

At bankruptcy’s two-year mark, creditors will soon vote on plan

| January 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

As the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis marks the two-year anniversary of entering Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it anticipates that two different plans for Reorganization will be put before creditors for a vote in February. A court order is expected to establish a 30-day timeline for ballots to be mailed to creditors, including more than 450 sexual abuse claimants. The archdiocese’s bankruptcy proceedings are the first among more than a dozen bankruptcies of U.S. dioceses that involve competing plans for Reorganization.

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In Reorganization plan, archdiocese offers $65 million for abuse victim remuneration

In Reorganization plan, archdiocese offers $65 million for abuse victim remuneration

| May 26, 2016 | 4 Comments

“We welcome the scrutiny of the court and all others involved,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said of the plan at a May 24 press conference. “We believe it will show our commitment to a fair, just and timely resolution of all the claims made against us, especially for those who have been hurt by people in the Church.”

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Bankruptcy judge approves chancery sale, new archdiocesan headquarters’ lease

Bankruptcy judge approves chancery sale, new archdiocesan headquarters’ lease

| April 8, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bankruptcy court judge approved April 7 both the sale of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ chancery and adjoining archbishop’s residence, and the lease for the archdiocese’s new headquarters in St. Paul’s Dayton’s Bluff neighborhood.

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Duluth Diocese files for bankruptcy

Duluth Diocese files for bankruptcy

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

Efforts to reach a resolution that would aid all victims of clergy sexual abuse in its northern Minnesota area failed, prompting the filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection.

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Judge grants access to sexual abuse claims to leaders from implicated parishes

Judge grants access to sexual abuse claims to leaders from implicated parishes

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Sept. 3 that access to confidential sexual abuse claims made against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis shall include parishes implicated in the claims.

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Archdiocese addresses property values, Catholic Services Appeal in Reorganization hearing

Archdiocese addresses property values, Catholic Services Appeal in Reorganization hearing

| February 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Creditors of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and attorneys for victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse with claims against the archdiocese sought clarification in a meeting of creditors Feb. 24 on the archdiocese’s financial assets and operations as reported in its Jan. 16 filing for Reorganization under the Chapter 11 bankruptcy code and subsequent required filings.

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Archbishop answers FAQs on assets, creditors and potential property sales

Archbishop answers FAQs on assets, creditors and potential property sales

| Archbishop John Nienstedt for The Catholic Spirit | February 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Q. Did the archdiocese create organizations like the CSAF to protect its assets from creditors during the Reorganization process?

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Judge-ordered mediation a continuation of collaboration, attorneys say

Judge-ordered mediation a continuation of collaboration, attorneys say

| January 29, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will enter into mediation toward a settlement with insurance companies and victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse with claims against the archdiocese, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge determined Jan. 20.

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