Delaware diocese offers abuse victims $74 million
Catholic World News - January 12, 2011
The Diocese of Wilmington, which declared bankruptcy in 2009, has increased its settlement offer to 150 alleged abuse victims from $28 million to $74 million.
“The Church is making this about money. It is not about money,” said Joelle Cateix, a regional director for the Survivors’ Network of those Abused by Priests. “It’s really about the files.”
Under the diocese’s settlement offer, diocesan files related to clerical abuse would be available for inspection one day per week; copying or scanning the files would not be allowed, according to Cateix.
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 five million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($18,914 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!
Posted by: dover beachcomber -
Jan. 13, 2011 12:44 AM ET USA
Let's see... had Delaware's diocese thrown out the rotters among its clergy instead of coddling and protecting them, it could now be giving that $74 million to the New York archdiocese, which could then keep its 27 doomed Catholic schools going for 7 more years.