The land that makes up the university campus will likely not be affected by the Archdiocese’s bankruptcy case because the Archdiocese owns no land related to the school, said Sara Gross Methner, St. Thomas’ general counsel.
A Minnesota diocese filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, the 14th nationwide and third in the state to do so in the face of mounting claims of sexual abuse by clergy.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has filed an updated bankruptcy plan with more money for victims of clerical sexual abuse.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Lawyers investigating a Minnesota archbishop in 2014 found compelling and credible allegations from nearly a dozen people that he engaged in sexual misconduct and harassment, then retaliated when his advances were rejected, according to an internal church document made public this week. Although Archbishop John Nienstedt eventually stepped down under fire as …
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has agreed to publicly admit wrongdoing for the way it handled abuse allegations against a former priest. And prosecutors say they’ll drop six criminal child endangerment charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to repeated misconduct by Curtis Wehmeyer, who was convicted of molesting two boys …
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.
The archdiocese reported a $9.1 million operating deficit and is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain.