Minneapolis, Minn., Jan 3, 2018 / 03:32 am
Disputes over clergy abuse settlements in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis have led a federal bankruptcy judge to order a return to mediation for all the parties involved.
"Judge Kressel's decision bolsters our resolve to move forward in the bankruptcy process," Tom Abood, chairman of the archdiocese's reorganization task force, said Dec. 28. "We are guided by his words from earlier this year, that the longer this process continues, the less money will be available for those who have been harmed."
Abood voiced gratitude that the judge has dismissed claims from creditors' attorneys that the archdiocese has acted in bad faith in the reorganization.
"We look to engage with all participants in mediation as directed by the judge to bring a prompt and fair resolution," said Abood.