Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Profile of Jeffrey Anderson, specialist in lawsuits against Church

Catholic World News - July 27, 2011

The "Superlawyers" site profiles Jeffrey Anderson, the Minnesota-based attorney who has won countless millions in judgments against the Catholic Church in sex-abuse cases.

The practice has been lucrative, to say the least. Anderson "collects as much as 40 percent from each settlement," the profile notes. His largest win, in monetary terms, was against the Los Angeles archdiocese, which paid over $600 million.

A caution: A few overanxious Catholic bloggers have highlighted the article's report that "Anderson wants to depose Pope Benedict XVI." That quote is accurate, but the context is all-important. Anderson is saying that he wants to take the Pope's deposition--not that he wants to oust him from the papacy.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our July expenses ($34,359 to go):
$35,000.00 $641.00
98% 2%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 3 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: AgnesDay - Jul. 28, 2011 1:28 PM ET USA

    A truly unsavory man, it is true. However, he does God's work in eating up the corruption within the Church. Which is, of course, to equate him to the proverbial catfish.

  • Posted by: samuel.doucette1787 - Jul. 28, 2011 8:50 AM ET USA

    You only need one word and/or picture to give a profile of Anderson: Shark.

  • Posted by: polish.pinecone4371 - Jul. 27, 2011 6:26 PM ET USA

    OK, so he wants to depose Pope Benedict, i.e. take his deposition. How much you wanna bet he also wants to depose, i.e. overthrow, him? Indeed, how much you wanna bet he wants the Church entirely and completely destroyed? Any takers?

Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

A Baptist leader with a message the Synod of Bishops should hear 18 hours ago
'Helpful' advice for social conservatives: ignore causes, deal with effects 18 hours ago
In the Aftermath of Obergefell 19 hours ago
The political outlook after Obergefell June 29
Good news/bad news on the Vatican PR overhaul June 29

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope approves process for holding bishops accountable in abuse cases CWN - June 10
Pope Francis’ 2nd encyclical released (includes link to full text) CWN - June 18
US Supreme Court rules all states must recognize same-sex marriage CWN - June 26
Archbishop Nienstedt, auxiliary bishop resign CWN - June 15
Cardinal Kasper: Pope never approved my proposal CWN - June 4