The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday filed a bankruptcy reorganization plan that would set up a trust fund of more than $65 million to compensate some 440 clergy abuse victims plus other creditors, with just over half of that amount coming from insurance.
Attorneys on Tuesday accused a Minnesota archdiocese of sheltering more than $1 billion in assets to avoid big payouts to abuse survivors as part of the church’s bankruptcy case.
A woman who was molested by a nun is teaming up with a priest convicted of sexual misconduct to create a resource center for victims of sexual abuse.
A Minnesota man has settled a lawsuit with St. John’s Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of sexually abusing minors, attorneys said Monday.
The sexual abuse allegations against the Rev. Michael Keating will no longer be heard as a lawsuit in the state court because of the Archdiocese’s bankruptcy declaration.
The names of 17 more clergy members in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis accused of sexual abuse or misconduct were released on Feb. 11.
While St. Thomas collaborates with the archdiocese on educational and service programs, it is financially independent and is not owned or operated by the archdiocese.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it’s the best way for the church to get as many resources as possible to victims of clergy sexual abuse.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a lawsuit against 20 insurance companies in an effort to force the insurers to cover its liability for clergy sex abuse claims.
President Julie Sullivan announced Tuesday that no university employees in a position of authority over the Rev. Michael Keating had prior knowledge of allegations against him.
Twelve tenured faculty members of the St. Thomas theology department sent a letter to Archbishop John Nienstedt Monday criticizing the archdiocese’s handling of sex abuse by priests.