Court Sets Bar Date for Diocese of Camden Bankruptcy

Deadline set for June 30, 2021

(Camden, NJ) – Today, in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court District of New Jersey, Judge Jerrold Poslusny ruled that the claims bar date for survivors in the Diocese of Camden Chapter 11 bankruptcy is June 30, 2021.

“There is a great urgency for survivors to break the silence and make the call,” said attorney Jeff Anderson. “It’s time for reckoning. It’s time for truth. It’s time for survivors’ voices to be heard.”

The Diocese of Camden filed for bankruptcy on October 1, 2020, following the cynical and damaging playbook of its fellow Dioceses of the New York/New Jersey area, namely the Diocese of Rochester (09.12.19), Diocese of Buffalo (02.28.20), the Diocese of Syracuse (06.19.20), and most recently, the Diocese of Rockville Centre (10.01.20). More than two dozen Catholic Dioceses and Archdioceses across the country have previously filed Chapter 11 bankruptcy to avoid facing the civil justice system, which forces transparency and accountability.