Rockville Center Diocese Wants to End Bankruptcy Without Sex Abuse Deal

A Catholic diocese in Long Island, New York has asked a judge to end its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, after failing to get support from about 530 sex abuse survivors on a proposed $200 million settlement of their claims against the diocese. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, which serves about 1.2 million … Read more

Baltimore Becomes 32nd Diocese to Files for US Bankruptcy in Wake of Sex Abuse Lawsuits

Baltimore is the oldest Catholic diocese in the United States. The Archdiocese of Baltimore filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it intends to seek a settlement of sex abuse claims by people who allege they were abused as children by Catholic priests. The bankruptcy filing was spurred by a Maryland state law set … Read more

San Francisco Archdiocese, Facing Sex Abuse Lawsuits, Files for Bankruptcy

San Francisco becomes the 31st US diocese to declare bankruptcy. The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of San Francisco filed for bankruptcy on Monday, saying a Chapter 11 reorganization will facilitate a settlement of about 500 lawsuits accusing the church of enabling childhood sexual abuse by priests. The filing in U.S. bankruptcy court in San Francisco will … Read more