Richmond bishop creates reconciliation program for abuse victim-survivors

Bishop Barry C. Knestout of Richmond Feb. 17 announced the establishment of the diocese's Independent Reconciliation Program, which allows victim-survivors of clergy sexual abuse to receive monetary payment from the diocese.

Bishop Knestout of Richmond apologizes to victims; commits to opening, reviewing files

In celebrating the Diocese of Richmond's first Mass of Atonement for victims of abuse Sept. 14, Bishop Barry Knestout apologized to victims of clergy sexually abuse, likening church leadership to Jesus' condemnation of the Pharisees.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee seeks court relief to avoid financial woes

Almost 25 months into the Chapter 11 bankruptcy reorganization, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee continues to seek an answer to the question it has asked throughout the process: Who is eligible to make a claim?

"How else are you going to satisfy them if you don't know who has a claim?" Jerry Topczewski, chief of staff for Archbishop Jerome Listecki, said Jan. 25 to the Catholic Herald, a publication serving the Catholic community in southeastern Wisconsin.