Bankruptcy judge may release testimony of Milwaukee prelates
Catholic World News - May 04, 2012
A judge in federal bankruptcy court has ordered the Milwaukee archdiocese to engage in “meaningful settlement negotiations” with creditors, including sex-abuse victims.
Judge Susan Kelley said that she might consider unsealing the testimony of two retired prelates, Archbishop Rembert Weakland and Bishop Richard Sklba, if a settlement is not reached.
The Milwaukee archdiocese has resisted negotiating an agreement with creditors, because its lawyers are still contesting some sex-abuse claims. Judge Kelley indicated that the bishops’ testimony would be germane to the argument over the claims disputed by the archdiocese. Thus, to avoid exposure of the bishops’ testimony, the archdiocese might wish to withdraw its objections and begin negotiations toward a final settlement.
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 January expenses ($19,764 to go):
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!