Creditor Committee Reaches Out to Abuse Survivors

The Official Creditor Committee in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis bankruptcy has made an unprecedented appeal for abuse survivors to anonymously file claims .  The debtor in bankruptcy, in this case the Archdiocese, is legally charged with giving such notice to all survivors of abuse.  However, the Creditor Committee didn’t wait around for the … Read more

Children are Suffering Too, Archbishop

Newly appointed interim head of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minnesota, Archbishop Bernard Hebda, said yesterday that he will devote most of his time to the archdiocese, because “The archdiocese has been suffering something difficult and shocking, and it would make sense to give [it] the bulk of time and energy at this point.”  What was unfortunately missing from the Archbishop’s … Read more

Resources Available to Organizations For Protection of Children

In the wake of the recent criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for mishandling of child sex abuse reports, the Diocese of Helena Bankruptcy, recent lawsuits against other religious groups and a multi-million dollar punitive damage verdict against the Boy Scouts of America, it is important to remember there are … Read more

Courageous Cowboy Client Speaks Out About Abuse

The courage of Richard Geary is self-evident.  In his recent column in the Missoulian, Richard speaks out about priest abuse he endured as a naive country boy, its effects on his life, his journey through the Helena Bankruptcy case, and his empathy for survivors still living in silence and shame, “The ones I pity … Read more

Tevlin: Nienstedt not the only one culpable in church sex scandal

From the Sartribune:  Archbishops Harry Flynn and John Nienstedt couldn’t be further apart in beliefs and style, but now they are inexorably linked in the sex scandals and criminal charges that have rocked the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Read More:  http://www.startribune.com/nienstedt-not-the-only-one-culpable-in-church-sex-scandal/307751591/