Diocese of Winona-Rochester settles with abuse survivors for $21.5 million

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester, Minnesota, has reached a $21.5 million settlement with a creditors' committee representing 145 survivors of clergy sexual abuse, the diocese said in a Feb. 10 statement.

Bankruptcy judge approves New Ulm Diocese's clergy sex abuse settlement

A U.S. bankruptcy judge gave final approval March 10 to a $34 million settlement agreement between 93 victim-survivors of clergy sexual abuse and the Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota, as well as parishes within the diocese.

Nebraska Catholic bishops oppose execution of death-row inmate

Encouraging an act of mercy and arguing it would not compromise justice, Nebraska's three Catholic bishops said July 6 they oppose the scheduled execution of death-row inmate Carey Dean Moore.

Parish reaches out to Nebraska family after deadly alligator attack

Members of St. Patrick Parish in Elkhorn prayed June 16 for Lane Graves, a 2-year-old boy killed in an alligator attack in Florida, his father and mother, and sister.