Diocese bankruptcy background
|Why did the diocese file for bankruptcy? To settle multimillion- dollar claims of priest sex abuse.|
|How many alleged victims of abuse are there? About 80.|
|What are the potential settlement costs? As much as $40 million.|
Where does the case stand? U.S. Bankruptcy Court Judge Patricia Williams says the diocese’s plan for getting out of bankruptcy falls short.
|What’s next? The diocese’s plan will be reworked to recognize that churches and schools are assets.|