- Jul 24, 2021
A creditors committee of clergy abuse survivors believes the Archdiocese of Santa Fe moved assets to hinder creditors before it filed for bankruptcy protection, a lawyer said.
A bankruptcy judge on Tuesday approved a $34 million settlement between the Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota and nearly 100 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others.
The embattled Roman Catholic Diocese of Buffalo filed for bankruptcy protection Friday, taking another major step in its effort to recover from a clergy misconduct scandal that‘s been the basis for hundreds of lawsuits, Vatican intervention and the resignation of its bishop.
A federal judge on Friday began the process of figuring out how the Harrisburg Diocese will remain functioning and able to pay its bills while its 2-day-old bankruptcy filing inches ahead.
The Catholic Diocese of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, filed for bankruptcy Wednesday, six months after disclosing it had paid millions of dollars to people sexually abused as children by its clerics.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo announced Tuesday it will “cease operations” at its seminary at the end of the academic year, citing annual operating losses and low enrollment.
The Catholic Diocese of Buffalo faces near certain bankruptcy after posting a $5 million loss in 2019 and with a barrage of lawsuits from the clergy misconduct scandal still pending, according to a financial report released Thursday.
Prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have ended four years of oversight of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of a settlement designed to protect children from clergy sex abuse.