Tag: clergy sex abuse

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl asked the priests of his archdiocese to accept his “contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing, ways of offering fruitful guidance in this darkness.”

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Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

Pennsylvania prelate says bishops who hid abuse should resign

| Rhina Guidos | August 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

In an Aug. 16 interview with Eternal Word Television Network, Erie Bishop Lawrence Persico said the only way to regain the trust of the laity after decades-long claims of sexual abuse by priests and others at six Pennsylvania dioceses is by deeds and one of those deeds may mean getting rid of bishops who hid abusers.

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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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Parishes explore healing circles’ potential for restorative justice

Parishes explore healing circles’ potential for restorative justice

| May 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speaking from a faith perspective, Geske said the connections participants make “are very much what God calls us to do for one another, and I think the Spirit is present in each circle, because people share their true heart.”

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Guam archdiocese to move offices, sell properties

Guam archdiocese to move offices, sell properties

| March 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The move is part of archdiocesan-wide efforts related to the liquidation and sale of church property on Guam in the midst of challenging financial times and settlement of clergy sexual abuse cases,” the archdiocese said in a 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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Judge, Ramsey County: Archdiocese honoring ‘spirit of settlement’

Judge, Ramsey County: Archdiocese honoring ‘spirit of settlement’

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

“The result that we hoped for is being achieved little by little,” Ramsey County Court Judge Teresa Warner said.

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Former Hennepin County attorney named ombudsman to serve as confidential resource

Former Hennepin County attorney named ombudsman to serve as confidential resource

| January 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

Thomas Johnson, a principal attorney at Minneapolis-based corporate law firm Gray Plant Mooty, has agreed to take on the unpaid role.

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Crookston bishop denies coercing clergy sex abuse victim from reporting allegation, diocese investigating

Crookston bishop denies coercing clergy sex abuse victim from reporting allegation, diocese investigating

| May 11, 2017 | 6 Comments

The bishop of the Diocese of Crookston “categorically denies that he in any way forced, coerced or encouraged” a candidate for the permanent diaconate not to report his claim of sexual abuse against a priest of the diocese, the Diocese of Crookston stated May 9 in response to a lawsuit filed that day against the bishop and the diocese.

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Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

Child protection commission seeks new ways to be informed by victims

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Following the resignation of a prominent member and abuse survivor, a pontifical commission charged with addressing issues related to clergy sex abuse vowed to continue to seek input from victims and survivors.

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Message in a bottle: Letters need humble response, say abuse survivors

Message in a bottle: Letters need humble response, say abuse survivors

| Carol Glatz | March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Acknowledging correspondence and treating victims with respect is the very least church officials can offer, said survivors of clergy sex abuse.

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