Posts Tagged The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis

Payouts don’t always bring healing, clergy abuse victim says / Star Tribune

Bob Rich was in his 20s when he won an $850,000 settlement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis — compensation for years of sexual abuse at the hands of the Rev. Robert Michael Thurner … As 49-year-old Rich can attest, though, the pain doesn’t end with a settlement of any amount.”

By Emma Nelson, Star Tribune — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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St. Paul Archdiocese declares bankruptcy, calling it ‘fairest’ course / Star Tribune

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Friday, becoming the 12th in the nation to say its treasury cannot withstand the unprecedented wave of lawsuits from clergy abuse victims.

“The move freezes lawsuits against the church, protecting the archdiocese from creditors while allowing it to develop a reorganization plan. It also halts three abuse trials scheduled to begin Jan. 26.”

By Jean Hopfensperger, Star Tribune — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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