More “New Springtime” for the post-VII Church: Diocese of Helena, Montana files bankruptcy due to $15M clerical abuse settlement.

The Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization plan comes after confidential mediation sessions with the plaintiffs’ attorneys and insurers, resulting in a proposed deal to resolve the abuse claims, diocese officials said.

Bishop George Leo Thomas expressed “his profound sorrow” and apologized to the victims in a news conference.

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1 Comment

  1. Ho hum: another Chapter 11 bankruptcy by yet another American Catholic diocese because of yet another (anothers) clerical abuse case settlement(s).

    Nothing new to see here, folks. Let’s move along.

    As an inconsequential aside, I would ask here: Is the City of Helena MT also filing for bankruptcy? Just askin’…


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