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The Catholic Diocese of  St. Cloud has announced they have plans to  file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. There have been  eighth Catholic diocese outside Minnesota that have filed for bankruptcy . ( Tucson, Arizona; Portland, Oregon; Spokane, Washington; Fairbanks, Alaska; Wilmington, Delaware; San Diego; and Davenport, Iowa.) Inside the state there have been 3 others (Minneapolis/St Paul, Duluth,  and New Ulm) The actions were taken a short time after the arrest of Father Oelrich and additions to their list of credible accused.   Their press release seems to blame the Child Victims Act as the reason.

They would have to answer tough questions in those cases. Unfortunately  with the  federal protection those in the know are being able to hide. They talk of being open,  but they use the shield to not answer questions.

Interesting how these abuse cases have a defendant that is either claiming immunity from the law for religious purposes or protection from the law as a regular corporation. They are bankrupt alright.

If you suffered, saw or suspected such events it is important to know that there is help out there.

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