WATCH: Archbishop Lori Wants to Use Catholic School Funds to Pay for Abuse


A Maryland Catholic school teacher told the 11 News I-Team she’s outraged that the Archdiocese of Baltimore plans to take nearly half of the money going to pay victim-survivors of clergy sex abuse from Catholic schools and parishes. Last week, the Archdiocese of Baltimore filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection amid the potential for lawsuits pertaining to clergy child sexual abuse. An attorney representing the archdiocese in bankruptcy court said Tuesday that the archdiocese plans to create a trust to pay out claims, 55% of which will come from insurance carriers and 45% from parishes, schools and related charities. Soon thereafter, a Baltimore Catholic school teacher called the I-Team with concerns that students will lose access to even more resources because of the archbishop’s decision.

TAKE ACTION: Contact Archbishop Lori and ask him not to take funds from Catholic schools to pay for sexual abuse claims.

Archbishop William E. Lori
Archbishop of Baltimore
320 Cathedral Street, Baltimore MD  21201
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