2018 March

Mar 22, 2018: News Release: Bankruptcy Court Approves Settlement Between Sexual Abuse Survivors and Crosier Order

(Minneapolis, MN) – Today, sexual abuse survivors, attorneys, and members of the Crosier order appeared before Judge Robert J. Kressel in United States Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis seeking approval of a consensual bankruptcy plan between sexual abuse survivors and the Crosiers. Judge Kressel approved the proposed plan, but what made this hearing notable is the never-before-seen tenor between the Crosiers and survivors. After the bankruptcy plan was approved, Fr. Thomas Enneking, the Crosier Prior Provincial, offered a sincere and heartfelt apology to all of the sexual abuse survivors. “The …

Mar 22, 2018: News Release: Bankruptcy Court Approves Settlement Between Sexual Abuse Survivors and Crosier Order

(Minneapolis, MN) – Today, sexual abuse survivors, attorneys, and members of the Crosier order appeared before Judge Robert J. Kressel in United States Bankruptcy Court in Minneapolis seeking approval of a consensual bankruptcy plan between sexual abuse survivors and the Crosiers. Judge Kressel approved the proposed plan, but what made this hearing notable is the never-before-seen tenor between the Crosiers and survivors. After the bankruptcy plan was approved, Fr. Thomas Enneking, the Crosier Prior Provincial, offered a sincere and heartfelt apology to all of the sexual abuse survivors. “The …

Mar 20, 2018: Diocese of Buffalo Releases Names of 42 Priests with Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse

Today, the Diocese of Buffalo released the names of 42 priests “who were removed from ministry, were retired, or left ministry after allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.” Congratulations to the brave survivors who caused this vital disclosure. With today’s actions, Bishop Malone has taken the first step moving the Diocese of Buffalo away from secrecy and shame and towards transparency and accountability. It is now imperative that the Diocese of Buffalo disclose the full histories and whereabouts of these 42 alleged off…

Mar 15, 2018: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Attempts to Block Settlement Between Sexual Abuse Survivors and Crosiers

(St. Paul, MN) – Today in St. Paul, Minnesota, Attorneys Mike Finnegan, Trusha Goffe and a sexual abuse survivor will discuss the motion filed late yesterday in United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota, by the Archdiocese of Saint Paul & Minneapolis objecting to the reorganization plan in the Crosier Fathers & Brothers bankruptcy …