NCR Today: Fr. Tom Eichenberger, cleared of an allegation that he abused a boy 38 years ago, said he feels no joy, just relief, that he has been found innocent.
A judge has approved a plan that will allow the Milwaukee archdiocese to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after nearly five years of legal battles over clergy sex abuse.
NCR Today: The Milwaukee archdiocese has placed on leave Fr. Tom Eichenberger, a priest previously accused of sexual abuse as part of its bankruptcy proceedings.
The archdiocese has put forth what it hopes is the final settlement plan that will end the church's nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy case. Sex abuse victims are stunned by the proposal.
Lawyers want the Supreme Court to reconsider a ruling that the archdiocese's cemetery trust fund is not shielded in bankruptcy court.
The Chapter 11 bankruptcy was filed nearly four and a half years ago and has accrued at least $16 million and perhaps more than $20 million in legal fees.
The court also found that U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa, who ruled in the archdiocese's favor, should have stepped aside because of a conflict of interest.
All three Habitat for Humanity homes in honor of Francis were funded by the same anonymous donor with a seed donation of approximately $50,000 each.
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Archbishop Jerome Listecki said it's up to the survivors of sexual abuse to give him a counterproposal to the $4 million he offered for compensation of some victims.