We have $160,303 to go in our Fall Campaign. Every penny is used to strengthen the Church. See details!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Gallup diocese becomes 9th to file for bankruptcy

Catholic World News - November 12, 2013

The Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico has become the 9th Catholic diocese in the US to file for protection under federal bankruptcy laws.

Announcing plans to file a bankruptcy on November 12, Gallup's Bishop James Wall said that the process "will open our diocese to unprecedented public scrutiny which I believed would be a good thing."

In September, Bishop Wall had informed his people that the diocese would file for bankruptcy, as the potential damages from sex-abuse lawsuits exceeded the assets of the diocese. The bishop said at the time that bankruptcy was "the most effective and thoughtful course to take in light of the claims from those who were abused." The diocese faces 13 sex-abuse lawsuits, which will now be halted by the bankruptcy proceedings.

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!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($160,303 to go):
$200,000.00 $39,696.72
80% 20%
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!

There are no comments yet for this item.

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

Recent Catholic Commentary

Harmonizing the Synod 4 hours ago
Links: Think like a poet, academia's black sheep, Marion Cotillard on feminism October 12
Adapting Christianity? October 12
The Synod's choice: change the marketing campaign or change the product? October 12
The Synod Continues October 9

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
In Cuba, Pope emphasizes service to the vulnerable, praises thaw in US-Cuban relations CWN - September 21
Pope challenges America in speech to US Congress CWN - September 24
As Synod opens, Pope calls on Church to defend ‘unity and indissolubility’ of marriage bond CWN - October 5