Tuesday, January 20, 2015

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese Files For Bankruptcy Reorganization

On Friday, the Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization. In a letter (full text) announcing the decision, Archbishop John Nienstedt said it "will allow the finite resources of the Archdiocese to be distributed equitably among all victims/ survivors [of clergy sexual abuse].  It will also permit the Archdiocese to provide essential services required to continue its mission within this 12-county district." The Archdiocese has posted the full text of the Voluntary Petition and other legal and financial documents in the case. Reporting on the filing, MPR News points out that it will stop civil trials that were set to begin on Jan. 26.