Most of the lawsuits concern incidents that allegedly took place from the 1950s through the 1970s.
“Guided by our faith in the Lord, let us move forward together as a church family, never forgetting the past but always hopeful for the future.” He prayed that God’s grace may bring “hope, healing and peace.” The New Ulm diocese is the third in Minnesota to file for bankruptcy. Minnesota is one of four states to approve a temporary legal window to allow the filing of historic sex abuse claims.“Filing for financial reorganization is not an effort to avoid responsibility. singelbörse Düsseldorf But rather, it is the only way the diocese can assure that available assets are fairly utilized to resolve all the pending sexual abuse claims against it,” the bishop said.a future that I pray brings healing for victims and survivors as well as renewed hope for parishioners and our communities.” He again voiced his “deepest apologies” to those sexually abused by clergy.“It takes great courage to come forward to share your experiences.
You deserve not only our compassion but also fair compensation to help you in your healing,” Le Voir said.The bishop cited “great strides” in efforts to provide a safe environment for children, noting the diocese’s training for young people, volunteers and employees.They say one of the priests, who is accused of sexually abusing at least 30 victims and died in 2003, abused them as children. Both filed lawsuits and have since settled their cases.The diocese said no priests accused of abuse are presently in public ministry.
Le Voir acknowledged concerns about the reorganization.“If we were to resolve the cases on a piecemeal basis, available diocesan assets could be exhausted in the first few cases, leaving nothing for the remaining claimants.” There are a total of 101 lawsuits against the New Ulm diocese and some of its 75 parishes.The diocese, located in south-central Minnesota, serves about 60,000 Catholics.MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A list of former priests accused of sexually abusing children while they worked in the Diocese of New Ulm has been released.Tuesday morning, survivors encouraged other victims who may be out there to come forward.