• Pope complains of ‘scandalous sums’ to save banks but not people

    Pope complains of ‘scandalous sums’ to save banks but not people

    • Nov 5, 2016

    “What’s happening in today’s world that, when a bank goes bankrupt, immediately scandalous sums appear to save it, but when there’s a ‘bankruptcy of humanity,’ there isn’t one-one thousandth of the same amount to save these brothers who suffer so much?” Pope Francis asked on Saturday.

  • In Minnesota, hundreds file lawsuits over sex abuse

    In Minnesota, hundreds file lawsuits over sex abuse

    • May 7, 2016

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — It’s been nearly three years since Minnesota opened a path for lawsuits by victims of long-ago childhood sexual abuse. In that time, more than 800 people have brought abuse claims against churches, the Boy Scouts, schools and a children’s theater company. Previously unknown offenders have been exposed.

  • Reports: Minnesota diocese anticipates bankruptcy

    • Oct 7, 2014

    ROCHESTER, Minn. – The Diocese of Winona anticipates it will file for bankruptcy as a result of lawsuits filed by victims of clergy sex abuse. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that in a March 25 letter to the Vatican, Winona Bishop John Quinn says the diocese has received several claims of

  • Milwaukee archdiocese returns to bankruptcy court

    • Oct 3, 2014

    MILWAUKEE — Attorneys for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, sexual abuse victims, and others owed money in the church bankruptcy case are due back in court Friday after mediation failed to yield a deal. The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying it wouldn’t have the money to pay if it

  • No settlement yet for sex abuse victims in Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy case

    • Sep 10, 2014

    No deal has been reached after two days of mediation in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s bankruptcy case. Attorneys for the archdiocese, victims of clergy sexual abuse and others involved in the case met Monday and Tuesday in Minneapolis to try to come up with a settlement. Archdiocese spokesman Jerry Topczewski

  • Deal sought in Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy

    • Sep 6, 2014

    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is returning to mediation with hundreds of sexual abuse victims, and experts say it wouldn’t be surprising if they reached at least a partial deal that would help resolve the archdiocese’s long and costly bankruptcy case. The archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying it wouldn’t