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Cathedral of the Sacred Heart, Rochester, New York

Rochester diocese says it has acted in ‘good faith’ in mediation with abuse survivors

Jun 11, 2021

By Joe Bukuras

The Diocese of Rochester on Thursday said it has been acting in “good faith,” in response to claims by clergy... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Santa Fe archdiocese continues to list hundreds of unused pieces of land for sale

May 28, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe is continuing to list for sale many unused parcels of church property in an effort... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi

Santa Fe archdiocese to sell over 700 properties amid mounting abuse settlements

Apr 30, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Archdiocese of Santa Fe intends to sell over 700 properties by year’s end to help pay for settlements to... Read more

St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, New York. Credit: Nassau Crew via Wikimedia (CC0 1.0)

Under financial pressure, Rockville Centre diocese sells pastoral center, closes several schools

Apr 15, 2021

In the wake of bankruptcy filings, the Diocese of Rockville Centre in March announced the sale of its $5.2 million... Read more

St. Joseph Cathedral in downtown Buffalo.

Bankruptcy judge rules Buffalo diocese will not pay for retired bishops’ lawyers

Mar 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

A bankruptcy judge ruled this month that the Diocese of Buffalo has “no obligation” to retain a law firm on... Read more

Bishop Dennis J. Sullivan.

New Jersey diocese declares bankruptcy

Oct 2, 2020

The Diocese of Camden, New Jersey, announced on Thursday that it is filing for bankruptcy, the second Catholic diocese to... Read more

Rows of pews in a church building.

Rockville Centre is fourth NY diocese to file for bankruptcy

Oct 1, 2020

The Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York, announced it was filing for bankruptcy early Thursday morning, becoming the fourth of... Read more

Cathedral of St. Mary in the Diocese of St. Cloud.

St. Cloud diocese reaches settlement on abuse claims, will file for bankruptcy

May 28, 2020

The Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota will pay $22.5 million into a trust for sexual abuse survivors, under a plan... Read more

In Minnesota, Catholic Charities sues near-bankrupt diocese

Jul 12, 2018

By Kevin J. Jones

The fate of a children’s home is the subject of a lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Cloud, Minn., by... Read more

Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm, Minnesota.

Minnesota diocese, facing abuse lawsuits, files for bankruptcy

Mar 7, 2017

Facing over one hundred lawsuits concerning sex abuse claims dating back to the 1950s, the Diocese of New Ulm has... Read more