Tag: Sexual abuse

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

Pope meets with clergy sex abuse victims in Chile

| January 17, 2018 | 1 Comment

Pope Francis met in private Jan. 16 with survivors of sexual abuse by Chilean clergy, a Vatican spokesman said.

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Retired priest ‘laicized’

Retired priest ‘laicized’

| November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Richard Jeub, a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis since 1966, has been dispensed from the obligations of the clerical state, according to a Nov. 29 statement from the archdiocese.

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Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

Pope says church was late fighting abuse, promises ‘zero tolerance’

| Carol Glatz | September 21, 2017 | 6 Comments

Pope Francis has endorsed an approach of “zero tolerance” toward all members of the church guilty of sexually abusing minors or vulnerable adults.

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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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Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

Cardinal Pell, professing innocence, will face charges in Australia

| Cindy Wooden | June 29, 2017 | 11 Comments

Proclaiming his innocence after being charged with sexual abuse, Australian Cardinal George Pell said, “I’m looking forward finally to having my day in court.”

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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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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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Bankruptcy judge appoints future claims representative

Bankruptcy judge appoints future claims representative

| February 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a move that further enhances the chances a $14 million settlement secured by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis with Catholic Mutual Insurance will become available to victims, U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kressel approved a future claim representative in the archdiocese’s ongoing Chapter 11 Reorganization case at a Feb. 9 hearing.

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Bankruptcy judge: Creditors committee can’t sue parishes, schools for transferred funds

Bankruptcy judge: Creditors committee can’t sue parishes, schools for transferred funds

| January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

A federal court judge ruled Jan. 12 that a committee representing creditors of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis would not be permitted to file lawsuits against Catholic entities, including schools and parishes, that received payments from the archdiocese in the two years before it filed bankruptcy in January 2015.

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Archdiocese compliant with settlement, pledges ongoing collaboration

Archdiocese compliant with settlement, pledges ongoing collaboration

| December 20, 2016 | 1 Comment

A Ramsey County court judge commended the collaboration between the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office at a Dec. 20 hearing on the archdiocese’s efforts to fulfill a year-old settlement agreement to enhance policies to protect children from abuse.

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Judge: Archdiocese not responsible for appeal fees in bankruptcy

Judge: Archdiocese not responsible for appeal fees in bankruptcy

| December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Robert Kressel ruled Dec. 8 that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis wouldn’t be responsible for paying approximately $355,000 in legal fees incurred by the Unsecured Creditors’ Committee in seeking to consolidate parish, school and foundation assets into the archdiocese’s bankruptcy.

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Former Shoreview priest accused of abuse

Former Shoreview priest accused of abuse

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Crosier Father Gregory Poser has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in the 1970s while he was serving at St. Odilia in Shoreview, where he ministered from 1974 to 1978 and 1984 to1985.

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