SNAP said the names of all accused priests in the Milwaukee archdiocese bankruptcy case should be released and all abuse complaints should be investigated before the reorganization plan is approved.
Compared to preliminary reports, more sexual abuse victims will be compensated under the formal reorganization plan filed in bankruptcy court late Monday night by the Milwaukee archdiocese.
Fr. Stephen Pohl was arrested in Florida Aug. 21 on a federal charge related to the possession of pornographic images of children.
A former priest at the center of the St. Paul-Minneapolis clergy sexual abuse scandal, pleaded guilty Aug. 14 in a Wisconsin county courthouse to sexual assault of a teenager.
A priest sought by authorities in New Jersey has acknowledged engaging in a sexual encounter with a 15-year-old boy, but he deflected blame for the incident, saying the teen had "evil in his mind."
The Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, Mo., is reaching out with healing services to those sexually abused by priests.
The president of the Scottish bishops' conference offered a "profound apology" to victims of child abuse following a national review of church safeguarding procedures.
The chairman, Charles Linneman, said the released settlement outline doesn't match his understanding of the agreement and he can't support its present form.
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.