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  • Milwaukee archdiocese reaches $21 million settlement with sexual abuse victims

    08/05/2015 12:59:09 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 8 replies ^ | Wednesday, August 5, 2015 | Amy R. Connolly
    Roman Catholic Archbishop of Milwaukee Jerome E. Listecki, seen here in 2011, announced the archdiocese reached a $21 million settlement with 330 victims of sexual abuse by clergy members. Photo by Amg910/CC MILWAUKEE, Aug. 5 (UPI) -- The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it has agreed to pay $21 million to hundreds of victims of childhood sexual abuse by clergy, clearing the way for the archdiocese to emerge from its five-year bankruptcy. Under the agreement, 330 of the 570 who filed sexual abuse claims in the bankruptcy will get financial settlements of varying amounts determined by a court-ordered...
  • Archdiocese settles sexual abuse claims for $21 million

    08/04/2015 1:23:26 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 13 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 8-4-15 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee announced Tuesday it will pay $21 million to compensate victims of childhood sexual abuse under a settlement agreement announced Tuesday — a deal that clears the way to ending its nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy. Of the 575 men and women who filed sex abuse claims in the bankruptcy, 330 would receive financial settlements of varying amounts, to be determined by an administrator appointed by the bankruptcy court. Federal law requires the settlement to be approved by a bankruptcy judge. It's also not known how many additional millions of dollars will go to pay fees of numerous attorneys...
  • Archbishop Chaput Releases Statement on Fired Catholic School Staffer

    07/14/2015 6:22:44 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 38 replies
    The head of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia is weighing in on the firing of teacher from a Montgomery County Catholic school, who allegedly lost her job because of her same-sex marriage. Margie Winters says she lost her job as the religious education director at Waldron Mercy Academy because of her marriage to Andrea Vittori. More than 100 people gathered together in support Winters at General Wayne Park in Lower Merion Township on Sunday afternoon. "I'm here to support Margie and let her know what was done to her was unjust, discriminatory and unfair," said Anthony Arechavale, parent. "I think it's...
  • 20-Month Investigation Leads to Criminal Charges Against Archdiocese

    06/05/2015 5:05:45 PM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    KSTP ^ | 6-5-15 | Jennie Lissarrague
    Charges have been filed against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, which is accused of failing to protect children, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi announced Friday. Choi said the charges are in relation to three victims of former priest Curtis Wehmeyer. Six charges have been filed, all of which are gross misdemeanors. They include three counts of Contributing to Need for Protection or Services and three counts of Contributing to Status as Juvenile Petty Offender or Delinquency. Because the charges are against a corporation rather than individuals, Choi said no one is looking at jail time; if convicted, the...
  • Here is what the Archdiocese of Boston wants for the priesthood...

    03/01/2015 12:04:30 PM PST · by cleghornboy · 7 replies
    La Salette Journey ^ | March 1, 2015 | Paul Melanson
    In a Blog post which may be found here, Deacon Ryan Duns argues that same-sex "marriage" could actually be beneficial to society. Deacon Duns quotes from Louis Dupre, who said that, "The quality of a civilization may be measured both by the complexity of its ingredients and by the harmony of their order. The more diverse elements it succeeds in integrating within a harmonious and unified balance, the greater its potential and, usually, its achievements are." (Louis Dupré, Passage to Modernity, 29). Then this confused soul writes, "...the Supreme Court's decision to overturn the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) has...
  • St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files for bankruptcy

    01/16/2015 8:16:20 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 8 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-16-15 | Amy Forliti
    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Roman Catholic 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. "We're doing the right thing," the Rev. Charles Lachowitzer told The Associated Press in an interview in advance of Friday's filing in U.S. Bankruptcy Court. "This decision reflects the end of a process of putting victims first." The archdiocese is the 12th U.S. diocese to seek bankruptcy protection in the face of sex abuse claims. Church leaders have said...
  • Baltimore Catholic schools to get helping hand from respected businessmen

    07/28/2014 2:35:33 PM PDT · by Welchie25 · 2 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/28/14 | Elizabeth Lowe
    James B. Sellinger, a former vice president for IBM’s North American operations, will serve as chancellor of education for the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Department of Catholic Schools and Frank Bramble Sr., a member of the Board of Directors for Bank of America Corp., will serve as chairman of the archdiocesan school board, the archdiocese announced July 28. In the newly created position, Sellinger will promote the enrollment and fiscal health of the archdiocese’s nearly 50 Catholic schools. Bramble previously served as interim president of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson and as chairman of the Archdiocese of Baltimore’s Blue...
  • Archdiocese of Philadelphia sells nursing homes for $145 million

    07/03/2014 8:46:09 AM PDT · by Welchie25 · 27 replies
    Catholic Review ^ | 7/3/14 | Lou Baldwin
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia announced July 1 that it is selling six nursing homes and one assisted living facility operated by archdiocesan Catholic Health Care Services to a Flushing, New York, health care management company for $145 million. The company, Center Management Group, owns and operates 15 nursing homes in New York and New Jersey. Under the agreement, the company has pledged to maintain the Catholic character of the nursing homes. The date for the sale has not been set. The $145 million sale price for the nursing homes will be decreased by certain obligations under the terms of the...
  • Holy war rocks Harvard as the Catholic Church fights back against Satanic mass

    05/10/2014 4:44:09 PM PDT · by mgist · 87 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 5/10/14 | kelly
    Church officials say they will “combat evil” by hosting a positive worship service to counter a Harvard group’s Satanic mass planned for Monday evening. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston will host a Eucharistic procession from MIT to a nearby church for an hour of prayer, The Boston Globe reports. The religious procession will end up at St. Paul’s Parish in Harvard Square, just a 10-minutes walk from the Queen’s Head Pub in Memorial Hall the Harvard Extension Cultural Studies Club is set to hold a “black mass.” A black mass is a ritual performed as a parody of the...
  • Documents: Accused clergy cost church millions

    01/24/2014 5:40:14 AM PST · by TurboZamboni · 12 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 1-23-14 | AP
    ST. PAUL, Minn.—The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis paid millions of dollars in costs associated with clergy misconduct in the last decade, according to internal church documents. An investigation by Minnesota Public Radio News ( found that from 2002 to 2011 the archdiocese used two secret accounts that were controlled by the archbishop to pay nearly $11 million in costs related to allegations against priests. The figure represents about 3 percent of overall archdiocese revenues in those years. MPR reported Thursday that the money was used for persuading priests to leave active ministry, for legal settlements, for therapy...
  • Milwaukee Archdiocese Withdraws Permission to Use Church for Meeting on Common Core

    11/12/2013 10:35:19 AM PST · by schmootman · 6 replies
    Catholics United for the Faith -- Milwaukee Chapter ^ | 11/11/13 | Catholics United for the Faith - Milwaukee Chapter
    COMMON CORE: DANGERS AND THREATS TO CATHOLIC IDENTITY by DR. DUKE PESTA—SUNDAY, NOV. 17——An Update— We have just learned that, upon the recommendation of Dr. Kathleen Cepelka, Superintendent of Catholic Schools, to the Director of Administrative Services at St. John the Evangelist Parish (Denise Kasulka) we have been denied the use of the church hall for our meeting Sunday, November 17. Ms. Kasulka informed the Pastor, Fr. Michael Merkt,who is out of town at a retreat, of Dr. Cepelka’s decision. According to Ms. Kasulka, Fr. Merkt agreed that we cannot use the church hall. In a phone conversation with Dr....
  • Catholic Word of the Day: ARCHBISHOP, 05-22-13

    05/22/2013 9:18:14 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies ^ | 05-22-13 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):ARCHBISHOP A bishop who presides over one or more dioceses. He may call the bishops to a provincial council, having the right and duty to do so, and he may act as first judge of appeal over a decision of one of his bishops. His immediate jurisdiction, however, pertains solely to his own diocese. He is often styled "metropolitan" because of the importance of his see city or ecclesiastical province. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Three Philadelphia priests removed over child sex abuse scandal after victim killed himself

    04/08/2013 9:42:13 PM PDT · by Jyotishi · 29 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Three more priests were permanently removed from ministry by the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Sunday, including one whose accuser killed himself after his allegation was dismissed by church officials. The Revs. Joseph Gallagher and Mark Gaspar were suspended following a scathing 2011 grand jury report that ultimately led to the landmark conviction of a high-ranking archdiocese official on child endangerment charges. Two other priests and a Catholic school teacher were also convicted. The February 2011 grand jury report prominently named Gallagher as a priest who remained in ministry despite apparently credible allegations of abuse. The grand jury said the archdiocese...
  • Alexander K. Sample installed as Portland's 11th archbishop

    04/02/2013 8:19:14 PM PDT · by Salvation · 46 replies ^ | April 2, 2013 | Nancy Haught
    Alexander K. Sample installed as Portland's 11th archbishop Archbishop Sample's Installation Mass held at Chiles Center Today, Archbishop Alexander K. Sample was installed as the eleventh Archbishop of Portland in Oregon at the Chiles Center. He was appointed on January 29th, 2013 by Pope Benedict XVI.  By Nancy Haught, The Oregonian   on April 02, 2013 at 2:25 PM, updated April 02, 2013 at 6:28 PM     Enlarge Beth Nakamura, The Oregonian April 2, 2013 - The Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample was installed as the Archdiocese of Portland's 11th archbishop Tuesday afternoon at the Chiles Center at the...
  • Shame, Shame On The New York Archdiocese

    01/17/2013 7:03:04 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Irish Examiner USA ^ | 1-15-13 | Alicia Colon
    I was tempted to address Cardinal Dolan in my headline but I'm not yet sure how responsible he is for the decision to put two Staten Island schools on the "at risk" list for closure. I met the affable Cardinal at the 125th anniversary of Immaculate Conception Church but that didn't stop its inner-city school from being targeted. Clearly the archdiocese has abandoned its educational mission for the needy which was established hundreds of years ago. Instead the economic bottom line seems to count more than educating minority children in the neighborhoods with poor performing public schools and few alternatives....
  • Deal could be near between archdiocese, sex abuse victims

    09/25/2012 7:00:39 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 19 replies
    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ^ | 9/24/2012 | Annysa Johnson
    The Archdiocese of Milwaukee and victims of sex abuse by priests and others in authority have extended their court-ordered mediation into next week, prompting speculation that one of the Catholic Church's largest bankruptcies could be nearing a close. Lawyers for both sides met for another session Monday with the mediator, retired U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Randall J. Newsome of San Francisco, in hopes of hammering out a settlement that would compensate victims and allow the archdiocese to continue its mission.
  • Four Catholic high schools and 44 elementary schools to close (Philadelphia Archdiocese)

    01/06/2012 1:01:27 PM PST · by SMCC1 · 13 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | Jan. 6, 2011 | Martha Woodall
    The Archdiocese of Philadelphia plans to close four Catholic high schools and 44 elementary schools will be closed or partnered with other schools, officials told school administrators and priests at a close-door meeting at Neumann University this morning.
  • Archdiocese of Milwaukee filing Chapter 11

    01/04/2011 1:06:16 PM PST · by ADSUM · 149 replies
    Archdiocese of Milwaukee ^ | 1/4/2010 | Archbishop Jerome Listecki
    Letter from Archbishop Jerome Listecki, Milwaukee
  • Washington, D.C., to Open New Seminary

    10/20/2010 8:35:29 PM PDT · by marshmallow
    Cardinal-Designate Sees Growing Interest in PriesthoodWASHINGTON, D.C., OCT. 20, 2010 ( The archbishop of Washington, D.C., is seeing an increased interest in the priesthood in his archdiocese, despite a culture that is often at odds with the teachings of the Church. As a consequence of this increasing interest, Cardinal-designate Donald Wuerl announced Tuesday that the archdiocese is opening a new seminary. The cardinal-designate was named today as one of the 24 men who will be made cardinals in November. He said: “At a time when the teachings of the Catholic faith seem counter-cultural, we are seeing an increased interest in...
  • Jewish rights group says Arizona law not Nazi

    05/14/2010 10:56:21 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 11 replies · 546+ views
    hosted ^ | May 14
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A major Jewish rights group has denounced comparisons of Arizona's new immigration law with Nazi Germany and the persecution that led to the Holocaust. The Simon Wiesenthal Center's criticism Friday follows Nazi comparisons made by a Los Angeles City Council member and the head of the Los Angeles Roman Catholic Archdiocese.