"We are committed to transparency with the people we serve. We cannot change the past but we hope we can rebuild trust through honest and open dialogue."
Catholic sex abuse cases
Lawyers for the man, identified only as John Doe, said the archdiocese had provided false information in getting the man to agree to an $80,000 settlement in 2007.
"I hope that this resolution will bring some measure of closure and healing to anyone harmed by these priests," Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati said.
Fr. Mark J. Haynes was placed on administrative leave immediately after he was charged with six counts of possessing and disseminating child pornography.
Jon David Couzens said he intends to remain a voice for the protection of children even though the Missouri diocese agreed to pay him and 29 others $10 million.
In the complaint, James Radloff says Bishop Liam Cary and the diocese damaged his health and reputation through "unlawful retaliatory conduct."
After 11 days of testimony related to a lawsuit alleging clergy sexual abuse, jurors never received for deliberation the case brought by a former altar boy against the diocese.
Jeff Barlow's words carry weight because he is the only living altar boy among the three that Jon David Couzens has alleged were abused with him.
The settlement of a Minnesota lawsuit produced more than financial compensation for the alleged survivor of clergy sex abuse. It also saw the formation of an unlikely partnership.
Lawyers on both sides of a lawsuit alleging sexual abuse by a Missouri priest struck to discredit each other's expert witnesses on the issue of repressed memory.