Santa Fe Diocese Declares Bankruptcy Day After Attorney General Issues Search Warrant

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced Thursday it will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization. At a press conference Nov. 29, Archbishop John Wester said that filing for bankruptcy is an equitable way to meet its responsibility to sexual abuse victims. Wester said there are between 35-40 active claims against the archdiocese, which is comprised … Read more

New Mexico AG Serves Archdiocese with Search Warrant to Get Abuse Documents

Agents from the New Mexico Attorney General’s Office served a search warrant Wednesday on the Archdiocese of Santa Fe as the state’s top prosecutor seeks piles of documents from the Roman Catholic Church as part of an investigation into sexual abuse. Though the archdiocese has insisted it is cooperating in the probe, Attorney General Hector … Read more

New Mexico Attorney General Seeks Records on Potential Abuse from all Dioceses

The New Mexico Attorney General’s Office is seeking all documents related to potential abuse by priests and other clergy from all Catholic dioceses – Santa Fe, Gallup and Las Cruces – in New Mexico. “Attorney General (Hector) Balderas has sent investigative demands to all three dioceses in New Mexico requiring full disclosure and full transparency,” … Read more