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  • THURSDAY, OCT. 5, 2006

    Cowles company to buy diocese chancery

    Spokane real estate developer Centennial Properties Inc. agreed to pay $2.05 million for the headquarters of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane. The ornate, white three-story building at 1023 W. Riverside …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 30, 2006

    Ninth Seattle priest removed from ministry

    SEATTLE – Another priest accused of child sexual abuse has been permanently removed from public ministry by the Vatican, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Seattle said Friday. The decision on …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 28, 2006

    Allegations followed priest

    A Gonzaga High School teacher went on to molest at least four more young boys after Jesuit leaders shipped the troubled priest to Seattle University in 1950, according to documents …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 21, 2006

    Standstill ordered in diocese bankruptcy

    A federal bankruptcy judge on Wednesday granted a 30-day standstill in the Spokane Catholic Diocese bankruptcy case as attorneys try to build on mediation progress made last week in Reno, …


  • SUNDAY, SEPT. 17, 2006

    Strange days trail diocese case lawyers

    There he was, lying on the floor of his Portland hotel room, unsure if he could muster the strength to dial 911. “I’m in trouble here, big trouble,” attorney Shaun …


  • SATURDAY, SEPT. 16, 2006

    Victims, diocese talks stopped

    RENO – Mediation to settle the Spokane Catholic Diocese bankruptcy was cut short this week without explanation. Teams of leaders and lawyers from the diocese and the Association of Parishes, …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2006

    Diocese begins final talks

    A final attempt to end the Spokane Catholic Diocese bankruptcy unfolds today in Reno, Nev. It is the third and last scheduled mediation with a federal judge. Those close to …


  • FRIDAY, AUG. 25, 2006

    Diocese, lawyers fail to reach deal

    A three-day mediation between the Catholic Diocese of Spokane and lawyers for abuse victims ended late Wednesday with no resolution, but the talks will continue in Nevada later, according to …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 19, 2006

    Latte-a-day remark leaves bad taste with some Catholics

    We Catholic schoolchildren felt sorry for the pagan babies. They could not go to heaven. So our nickels and dimes were scooped up in parochial school classrooms and sent to …


  • SATURDAY, AUG. 12, 2006

    Victims seek $60 million

    An attorney representing people who were sexually abused by priests said Catholics in Eastern Washington can settle their church’s sex abuse crisis and bankruptcy for $60 million – half of …


  • SUNDAY, AUG. 6, 2006

    Judge seeks names of 350 who claim abuse by priests

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Attorney Stan Chesley promised confidentiality to more than 350 people who said they were sexually abused by priests. Then a judge ordered him to reveal their names, …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 28, 2006

    Abuse victims may sue parishes

    People who were sexually abused when they were children by Catholic clergy in Eastern Washington are considering suing parishes and might even explore the legal liability of individual churchgoers. Such …


  • FRIDAY, JULY 7, 2006

    Diocese mediation starts today

    Mediation of the Catholic Diocese of Spokane’s bankruptcy case is scheduled to begin today in Nevada following several major legal developments that have reshaped the case. The region’s Catholic parishes, …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 16, 2006

    Parish assets protected

    Catholic parishes in Eastern Washington – not the Spokane Catholic Diocese – own their churches and schools, a federal judge ruled Thursday morning. The ruling by Senior U.S. District Court …


  • SATURDAY, JUNE 10, 2006

    Diocese attorneys phone alleged victims

    Spokane Catholic Diocese attorneys have been calling people who claim they were victims of clergy sexual abuse and asking what they want: cash, counseling, an apology, or something else. The …


  • FRIDAY, JUNE 9, 2006

    Insurer settles with diocese

    An insurance company will pay the Spokane Catholic Diocese $6 million to help settle claims of sexual abuse by priests. The diocese settlement with Oregon Auto Insurance Co. is the …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 25, 2006

    N.Y. company to sell Chancery

    The Catholic Diocese of Spokane has retained Keen Realty, a Great Neck, N.Y., company that specializes in representing companies in bankruptcy or other financial troubles, to sell its historic Catholic …


  • FRIDAY, MAY 19, 2006, 11:43 A.M.

    Diocese’s offer ruled out

    A federal bankruptcy judge urged mediation to settle all sex abuse claims against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane, after rejecting a $45.7 million offer that would have settled fewer …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006

    New plan offers parishes protection

    An alternate plan to end the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy case asks parishes to hand over more than half their value in return for avoiding possible foreclosures on …


  • TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2006

    Federal judge opens some diocese records

    A federal judge said Monday the public has a right to view versions of sensitive records in the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane bankruptcy case. The Spokesman-Review asked U.S. Bankruptcy …


  • SATURDAY, MAY 13, 2006

    Priest blew whistle in ‘80s on abuse

    Throughout its history, the Roman Catholic Church has engaged in secrecy to prevent scandal, asserted the Rev. Thomas Doyle, a Dominican priest and canon lawyer who shed light on the …


  • THURSDAY, MAY 11, 2006

    S-R seeks copies of church sex abuse claims

    The Spokesman-Review is seeking a federal bankruptcy judge’s approval to obtain copies of sexual abuse claims filed against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane – some of which might name …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2006

    Diocese pact in trouble

    A federal bankruptcy judge called the landmark $45.7 million settlement offer between the Roman Catholic Diocese of Spokane and a group of 75 sex abuse victims unfair and legally unacceptable …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 22, 2006

    Dozens of alleged victims still await offer from diocese

    Like others who have been sexually abused as children, Brynne Malone knows the deepest depths of depression – that dark lonely place where death seems like the only remedy for …


  • FRIDAY, APRIL 21, 2006

    Spokane Diocese, two insurers reach deal

    Two insurance carriers have agreed to pay the Spokane Catholic Diocese a total of $4.25 million to settle priest sex-abuse claims. Bishop William Skylstad said Thursday the proposed agreements were …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19, 2006

    Priest removed after sexual abuse claim filed

    A Jesuit priest now working in the Diocese of Yakima was removed from ministry last week after a sexual abuse claim against him surfaced in the Spokane Diocese’s bankruptcy case. …


  • TUESDAY, APRIL 18, 2006

    Sex abuse cases heading to courts

    PORTLAND – After stopping a flood of priest sex abuse lawsuits with the first bankruptcy ever filed by a Roman Catholic diocese two years ago, nearly 130 cases are now …


  • WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12, 2006

    Diocese’s settlement offer called unfair

    A $45.7 million settlement offer from the Catholic Diocese of Spokane to fewer than half of the people alleging sex abuse by clergy has been called unfair and premature by …


  • SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2006

    Seattle church taps reserve funds

    SEATTLE – The Seattle Archdiocese has dug into its reserve funds to cover the cost of settling sex abuse claims, church officials said. Payments to victims plus counseling and attorneys’ …


  • FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 2006

    Diocese, insurer settle

    The Catholic Diocese of Spokane announced a settlement Thursday with one of its liability insurers for $5.25 million – money that will be used to pay sex-abuse claims against the …


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