For immediate release: Tuesday, Aug. 4
A newspaper has won in its battle to force secretive Catholic officials to release records in a clergy sex abuse and cover up case. We are grateful for this ruling. And we’re disgusted that Monterey Catholic officials continue to protect predators.
Statement by Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director (Milwaukee; but in Washington DC today CONTACT: 414.429.7259; available in Milwaukee today CONTACT: Mark Salmon, 414.712.2092; Monica Barrett 414.704.6074)
In a perverse and cynical parody of the famous biblical story of King Solomon, it has been announced today that the Archdiocese of Milwaukee has reached a monetary “settlement” with the Creditors Committee of the nearly five year old church sex abuse bankruptcy. It is exponentially the lowest bankruptcy compensation for victims in the United States.
What to look for in the Milwaukee Archdiocese new bankruptcy reorganization plan
New plan must fairly compensate victims and demonstrate the archdiocese no longer practices sex abuse fraud
Statement by Peter Isely, SNAP Midwest Director (Milwaukee)
CONTACT: 414.429.7259 (Or Mark Salmon, 414.712.2092; Monica Barrett 414.704.6074)
The Milwaukee Archdiocese is scheduled to file into court soon a revised corporate reorganization plan in what is now the largest, longest and legally expensive church bankruptcy in US history.
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Convicted cleric is sentenced tomorrow
He was in St. Louis a few years ago, SNAP says
He’s the first US abusive cleric sent back to Australia
In April, he pled guilty to repeatedly abusing two girls
A month later, he was found guilty of also molesting a boy
He’s part of controversial St. Louis-based Catholic religious order
It runs two high profile schools in the county and one in the city