Minn Archdiocese Reaches $210 Mil Settlement, Vatican and clergy sexual abuse cases in Chile, Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Deals
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Minnesota Archdiocese Reaches $210 Million Settlement With 450 Clergy Abuse Victims
June 1, 2018 Vanessa Romo
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has reached a $210 million settlement agreement with 450 victims of clergy sexual abuse as part of a bankruptcy reorganization, officials announced Thursday.
At $210,290,724, it is estimated to be the second-largest payout by the Catholic church in the U.S., according to the Associated Press. It comes after nearly four years of bankruptcy proceedings and negotiations.
“I recognize that the abuse stole so much from you. Your childhood, your safety, your ability to trust and in many cases your faith. Relationships with family and friend relationships in your parishes and communities were harmed. Lives were forever changed. The church let you down. I am very sorry,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said to survivors at a news conference Thursday….
Anderson, who wept as he praised victims for their willingness to step forward. “As a result of these survivor’s courage, there have been 91 clerical offenders in the archdiocese now exposed and listed as credibly accused offenders that had never been listed and exposed before,” Anderson said according to ABC News….
The largest clergy abuse related settlement to date was reached in 2007 by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, which paid 508 victims $660 million….
Vatican at crossroads in handling clergy sexual abuse cases
By Tom Kington Jun 01, 2018
Pope Francis did an about-face last month and denounced the widespread cover-up of sexual abuse by priests in Chile, prompting all 34 of the country’s bishops to offer their resignations.
He has said he was not receiving “truthful and balanced” information from the bishops, and on Thursday he released a letter to all Chileans declaring the Roman Catholic Church would “never again” tolerate “the culture of abuse and the system of cover-up that allows it to perpetuate.”
The Vatican also announced the pope was sending a team of prelates to Chile to “advance the process of reparation and healing of abuse victims.”
But Francis has not revealed his plans for the church officials who ignored or actively covered up the abuse….
One senior Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Francis may start replacing bishops in the next few weeks.
The first to go, according to the official, are likely to be the four bishops who trained under Fernando Karadima, the Chilean priest at the center of the scandal, and have been accused of witnessing or covering up his abuse. Karadima abused scores of boys during the 1980s and 1990s, and in 2011 he was sentenced by the Vatican to a life of penance, banning him from public ministry to repent for his sins and pray for his victims….
He and other activists said those punishments must also extend to Errazuriz, who was the top bishop in Chile from 1998 to 2010 and ignored reports of abuse by Karadima until the victims went public. He has been accused of actively covering up for Karadima and working to discredit the priest’s accusers….
Ritual Abuse Conference – Special Deals – August 2018
Special deals on the conference until June 15, 2018. Please write this address firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or visit the conference website:
The 2018 Annual Ritual Abuse, Secretive Organizations and Mind Control Conference, August 18 – 19, 2018, DoubleTree Hotel, Windsor Locks, CT
Special Price $175 until June 15, 2018
The Credibility of Ritual Abuse Allegations
Presenter: Randy Noblitt, PhD
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Presenter: Jillian Jackson
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Be Here Now
Presenter: Manjot Singh Khalsa
Changes in Awareness of Severe Abuse and Child Abuse Crimes Over Twenty Five Years
Presenter: Neil Brick