Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Attempts to Block Settlement Between Sexual Abuse Survivors and Crosiers

Media Advisory: St. Paul Press Conference March 15, 2018

Survivor to Speak Publicly for the First Time

(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 case;
  • Explain the next steps in the bankruptcy process and what it means for the reorganization plan that is set for confirmation Thursday, March 22, 2018; and
  • Discuss the impact the Archdiocese’s interference will have on dozens of sexual abuse survivors abused by clerics of the Crosier Order.

Thursday, March 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM (CST)

Jeff Anderson & Associates, PA
366 Jackson Street, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55101

The event will be live-streamed on our website and via Facebook.

Notes: On June 1, 2017, the Crosier Fathers & Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Minnesota. The Crosier order is a Roman Catholic religious order of priests and brothers with communities in Phoenix, Arizona and Onamia, Minnesota.

Sexual abuse survivors and the Crosiers have worked together to reach a framework for a $25.5 million dollar agreement to fairly compensate survivors of child sexual abuse by members and an employee of the Crosier order. As part of the agreement, the Crosiers agreed to release the files of Crosiers credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors.