Vermont diocese to sell $6M headquarters to fund abuse settlements
February 03, 2010
Vermont’s sole diocese has decided to sell its 32-acre headquarters-- valued at $6 million-- and other property in the hope of funding settlements for 25 pending lawsuits. Most of the lawsuits stem from Bishop John Marshall’s decision to allow notorious abuser Edward Paquette, now laicized, to minister in the diocese. Bishop Marshall, who died in 1994, governed the Diocese of Burlington from 1971 to 1991.
- Court to combine Vt. priest lawsuits (Rutland Herald)
- Vermont bishop: Bishop Marshall was wrong to permit priest-abuser Paquette to minister (CWN, 10/6/09)