WATCH LIVE: Diocese of Rockville Centre Files for Chapter 11—Virtual Press Conference Today

Attorney Jeff Anderson to Address Diocese’s Decision to Put Self-Interest Before Public Safety

(New York, New York) – Today, over a live moderated virtual press conference, attorney Jeff Anderson will:

  • Discuss the Diocese of Rockville Centre’s decision to file for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy protection.
  • Discuss how the New York Catholic Bishops have repeatedly used the Diocese of Rockville Centre as a battleground to protect predator priests and those who protected them, while intimidating child sexual abuse survivors and attempting to strip them of their rights provided under the New York Child Victims Act.
  • Demand that Bishop John O. Barres release the names of all clergy accused of sexual misconduct and the identities of all Church officials, past and present, in the Diocese of Rockville Centre who were complicit in concealing the known histories and identities from the public, parishioners and law enforcement.

A moderated Q&A will immediately follow.

WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2020 – 12:30pm (ET) / 11:30am (CT)

FORMAT: The press conference will take place over a secure Zoom conference call, and will be filmed live in our office simultaneously. Attendees will be muted upon arrival but will be able to submit questions through Zoom chat to be addressed during the Q&A. Attendees can also wait until the conclusion of the presentation to ask questions directly over Zoom.

ZOOM Details: Press are welcome to join the Zoom call. Please contact for login information.

LIVE STREAM: The press conference will also be live-streamed via Facebook.

MEDIA NOTE: The press conference will be filmed at 1080p resolution with a broadcast camera. Video files for use by broadcast and digital media will uploaded to a private Dropbox. An email notice will be sent to participants upon completion of upload. For video file requests from non-participants, please contact

Jeff Anderson – 646.499.3364 (c), 646.759.2551 (o)
Trusha Goffe – 646.995.0616 (c), 609.901.5010 (o)
Patrick Stoneking: 646.995.0637 (c); 646.759.2551 (o)