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St. Cloud Diocese to Pay $22.5M to Sexual Assault Victims

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The Roman Catholic Diocese of St. Cloud in Minnesota announced in a statement Tuesday it will pay $22.5 million to 70 victims of clergy sexual assault and file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. In 2013, the Minnesota Child Victims Act opened a three-year window that temporarily lifted previous statute of limitations on allegations of child sexual assault. During the time […]

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Minnesota Governor Capitulates On Discriminatory Religious Restrictions

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Today Governor Tim Walz announced he was revising his discriminatory restrictions on religious organizations.  Walz’s backtracked on his previous order which opened most non-essential businesses in Minnesota but continued to limit religious gatherings to 10 people.  The new order limits religious services to 25% of a building’s capacity. The deal comes days after the Archdiocese […]

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Attorneys for Alleged Victims Respond to Archdiocese of New Orleans Bankruptcy Filing

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STATEMENT OF VICTIM-SURVIVORS’ LEGAL TEAM: “Regarding the Archdiocese’s midnight filing for bankruptcy, Archbishop Gregory Aymond stated, “I strongly believe that this path will allow victims and survivors of clergy abuse to resolve their claims in a fair and timely manner.” Unfortunately, this is not what our client-survivors believe, and of course, Abp. Aymond made no […]