Tag: clergy sex abuse

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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Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

Cardinal: Alleged Vatican resistance to child protection a ‘cliche’

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 8, 2017 | 1 Comment

The Vatican’s doctrinal chief dismissed accusations that some Vatican officials are resisting recommendations on best practices for protecting children and vulnerable adults from clergy sex abuse.

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Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

Archbishop Hebda: ‘We failed’ in case of abusive priest

| Jessica Trygstad and Maria Wiering | July 22, 2016 | 1 Comment

Criminal charges dropped; Archdiocese continues collaboration with county attorney’s office, bolstering December agreement

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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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Upon Child Victims Act expiration, bishops promise to protect kids, restore relationships

Upon Child Victims Act expiration, bishops promise to protect kids, restore relationships

| May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

In a statement released May 25, the last day victims of past child sex abuse could file a civil claim under Minnesota’s Child Victims Act, the state’s Catholic bishops acknowledged the “painful reality of sexual abuse” that has come to the forefront during the last three years and promised not to be silent when an allegation of sexual abuse is made against a clergy member or someone else in the Church.

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Archbishop: ArchSPM not shielding assets, accusations signal work needed to gain trust

Archbishop: ArchSPM not shielding assets, accusations signal work needed to gain trust

| May 25, 2016 | 6 Comments

“Let me be extremely clear: The archdiocese has disclosed all of its assets and followed all of the rules set forth by the court and all directives from the judge,” Archbishop Hebda said during a press conference on the lawn of his residence May 24.

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