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which works as gregjacksonedlp@gmail.com too.

Luther's Sermons, Lenker Series
Book of Concord Selections
Bente's Historical Introductions,
and Martin Chemnitz Press Books

Friday, March 3, 2017

Catholic diocese in New Ulm Minnesota files for bankruptcy over sex abuse | Reuters

 No, these are WELS students in New Ulm,
at Martin Luther College.


Catholic diocese in New Ulm Minnesota files for bankruptcy over sex abuse | Reuters:

"A Catholic diocese in Minnesota filed for bankruptcy on Friday, joining more than a dozen other U.S. Catholic districts and religious orders driven to seek protection from creditors by the church's clergy sex abuse scandal.

The Roman Catholic Diocese of New Ulm, which is southwest of Minneapolis, said in a statement it will use Chapter 11 bankruptcy to reorganize its finances and produce a plan to pay creditors.

The rural diocese is defending 101 lawsuits involving alleged sex abuse by clergy mostly from the 1950s through the 1970s. Minnesota had lifted the civil statute of limitations for a period of three years ending May 25, 2016, allowing claims from prior decades to be brought.

"It is unknown how long this will take, but we seek to complete the reorganization process as promptly and efficiently as possible," the diocese said.

Bishop John LeVoir in a statement said reorganization would allow the diocese "to fulfill its obligation, as much as possible, to victims and survivors of clergy sexual abuse of minors, while continuing to carry out its ministry.""

 Trying to recruit more students from the New Ulm diocese.


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