The archdiocese has put forth what it hopes is the final settlement plan that will end the church's nearly 5-year-old bankruptcy case. Sex abuse victims are stunned by the proposal.
The settlement is expected to end the Milwaukee church's four-and-a-half year bankruptcy proceedings.
The abuse victims' advocacy group Catholic Whistleblowers has asked if Myers is found to have abused his episcopal office that be removed as archbishop.
The first trailer released Wednesday for the film "Spotlight," which follows the Boston Globe's investigation into clergy sexual abuse in the Boston archdiocese in the early 2000s.
Doyle said he spent eight to 10 hours over three days explaining the situation in the U.S. from the perspective of his 30 years of advocacy for victims.
Moody's Investors Service affirms the Chicago archdiocese's A1 rating on its privately placed Series 2012 and Series 2013 Unsecured Notes.
The Vatican's final figures for 2014 showed a continued budget deficit on the part of the Roman Curia and nearly double the profits brought in by entities such as the Vatican Museums.
A Catholic priest who worked at a Detroit high school was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday after he pleaded guilty to transporting child porn to Chicago and admitted to sexually assaulting a former student.
Richard James Kurtz, 70, was a chemistry teacher years ago at the University of Detroit Jesuit High School in Detroit.
Kurtz, who was brought in the courtroom Tuesday shackled and handcuffed, read a statement before Judge Mark Goldsmith, saying he was “deeply sorry” for his actions.
One bishop reportedly shielded a priest accused of sexually molesting an 11-year-old boy, and the other spent $600,000 on renovations to his home and offices.
Every allegation of sex abuse or boundary violations should be presented to the diocesan review board, but the review boards don't always meet regularly.