Tag: clergy sexual abuse

Saginaw church records, computers seized in abuse probe

Saginaw church records, computers seized in abuse probe

| March 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

The news that law enforcement authorities served the Diocese of Saginaw in Michigan with a search warrant March 22 was “distressing and disheartening for the greater community and most especially our Catholic faithful,” Saginaw Bishop Joseph Cistone acknowledged.

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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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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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New York Archdiocese pays $40 million to clergy sexual abuse victims

New York Archdiocese pays $40 million to clergy sexual abuse victims

| Christie L. Chicoine | December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of New York has resolved claims from 189 victims of clergy sexual abuse in the amount of $40 million.

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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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Clergy sexual abuse survivors group aims to empower through knowledge

Clergy sexual abuse survivors group aims to empower through knowledge

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Education about sexual abuse and its effects, coping strategies and letting go of feelings of shame is the focus of a six-week, confidential group launching in the Twin Cities to support 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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Archdiocese amends settlement agreement; Wetterling named to review board

Archdiocese amends settlement agreement; Wetterling named to review board

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is adding child advocate Patty Wetterling to its Ministerial Review Board and extending the length of its civil settlement agreement with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office as part of an amendment submitted July 20 to District Judge Teresa Warner.At a press conference following the hearing at which the archdiocese presented its first six-month progress report on the agreement, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said it’s “committed to a course of action that will keep kids as safe as possible.”

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Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If there were any doubts about the archdiocese’s pledge to keeping kids safe, the provisions announced today, going beyond what the law would require, should help put those doubts to rest,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said at a news conference.

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Archdiocese: number of claims ‘sobering’

Archdiocese: number of claims ‘sobering’

| August 5, 2015 | 0 Comments

A day after the Aug. 3 deadline to file claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of its Reorganization proceedings, the count totaled 669, with 407 of those being claims of sexual abuse by clergy.

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Archdiocese not compelled to share video of abuse survivors

Archdiocese not compelled to share video of abuse survivors

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis should not be compelled to post to its website or request parishes to show a video produced by sexual abuse claimants, a federal bankruptcy judge ruled July 9.

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Archdiocese: Proposal to move claim deadline to August fair to victims, reorganization process

Archdiocese: Proposal to move claim deadline to August fair to victims, reorganization process

| April 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a motion April 1 to require all proofs of claims against it involving child sexual abuse by clergy to be filed by Aug. 3. The proposed deadline is an effort to move quickly toward a plan for Reorganization, said an attorney representing the archdiocese.

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