Catholic dioceses and orders that filed for bankruptcy and other major settlements

Over the last 14 years, 19 Catholic dioceses and religious orders in the United States have filed for bankruptcy protection because of the clergy sexual abuse crisis, according to the watchdog group Bishopsaccountability.org.

Following is the list of dioceses and orders, the dates they filed for bankruptcy and the amount they eventually agreed to pay and the number of abuse survivors 

  1. Archdiocese of Portland Oregon -- filed 7/6/04 -- $75 million settlement. At the time the archdiocese filed for bankruptcy, almost 170 people had filed suits alleging abuse.
  2. Diocese of Tucson, Arizona -- 9/20/04 -- $22.2 million.  At least 26 victims
  3. Diocese of Spokane, Washington -- 12/6/04 -- $48 million.  About 175 victims
  4. Diocese of Davenport, Iowa -- 10/10/06 -- $37 million.  156 victims
  5. Diocese of San Diego, California  -- 2/27/07 -- $198 million. 144 victims
  6. Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska -- 3/1/08 -- $9.8 million.  Around 300 victims
  7. Oregon Province of the Jesuits  -- 2/17/09 -- $166 million.  Nearly 500 victims
  8. Diocese of Wilmington, Delaware -- 10/18/09 -- $77 million.  142 victims
  9. Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisconsin -- 1/4/11 -- $21 million.  330 victims were expected to be compensated
  10. Congregation of the Christian Brothers -- 4/28/11 -- $16.5 million.  More than 400 victims
  11. Diocese of Gallup, New Mexico -- 11/12/13 -- $22 million.  About 57 victims
  12. Diocese of Stockton, California -- 1/15/14 -- $15 million. 
  13. Diocese of Helena, Montana -- 1/31/14 -- $20 million. 362 claims
  14. Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Minnesota -- 1/16/15 -- $210 million.  Around 400 victims
  15. Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota -- 12/7/15 -- Ongoing
  16. Diocese of New Ulm, Minnesota -- 3/3/17 -- Ongoing
  17. Diocese of Great Falls-Billings Montana -- 3/31/17 -- $20 million.  86 victims (pending the approval of the judge)
  18. Crosier Fathers and Brothers Minnesota & Arizona -- 6/1/17 -- $25 million.  Over 400 victims
  19. Diocese of St. Cloud, Minnesota -- intention announced 2/28/18 -- Ongoing

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Other settlements and awards

Since the mid-1980s Catholic dioceses and religious orders have paid out nearly $3 billion in out of court settlements and court orders awards, according to the watchdog group Bishopaccountability.org. Following is a list of the major awards and settlements since 2000, the amount paid out and the number of victims.

2000-03-15 — Santa Rosa, California — $1.6 million — 4

2000-12-04 — Los Angeles, California — $5.2 million — 1

2001-03-08 — Bridgeport, Connecticut — $15 million — 26

2001-12 — Oklahoma City, Oklahoma — $5 million — 1

2002-01-30 — Tucson, Arizona — $14 million — 11

2002-04-01 — Orange and LA, California — $1.2million — 1

2002-06 — Los Angeles, California — $1.5 million — 1

2002-06-14 — Omaha, Nebraska — $800.000 — 1

2002-08-23 — Orange, California — $400.000 — 1

2002-09-04 — Los Gatos, California – Jesuits — $7.5 million — 2

2002-09-09 — Providence, Rhode Island — $13.5 million — 36

2002-09-18 — Boston, Massachusetts — $10 million — 86

2002-10-10 — Manchester, New Hampshire — $950.000 — 16

2002-11-26 — Manchester, New Hampshire — $5.1 million — 62

2003-01-09 — Boston, Massachusetts (Jesuits) — $5.8 million — 15

2003-01-29 — Metuchen, New Jersey — $800,000 — 10

2003-03-13 — Camden, New Jersey — $880,000 — 23

2003-05-08 — Manchester, New Hampshire — $815.000 — 4

2003-05-22 — Manchester, New Hampshire — $6.5 million — 61

2003-05-22 — Manchester, New Hampshire — $2.1 million — 33

2003-06-10 — Louisville, Kentucky — $25.7 million — 243

2003-06-30 — San Bernardino, California — $4.2 million — 2

2003-07-01 — Chicago, Illinois — $1.9 million — 1

2003-07-10 — Chicago, Illinois — $4 million — 4

2003-08-14 — Tucson, Arizona — $1.8 million — 5

2003-09-09 — Boston, Massachusetts — $84.2 million — 552

2003-09-11 — Seattle, Washington — $7.9 million — 15

2003-10-02 — Chicago, Illinois — $8 million — 15

2003-10-11 — Covington, Kentucky — $5.2 million — 27

2003-10-16 — Bridgeport, Connecticut — $21million — 40

2003-11-24 — Oakland, California — $1 million — 1

2003-12-04 — Covington, Kentucky — $1million — 5

2004 — Bridgeport, Connecticut — $40,000 — 2

2004-01-23 — Oakland, California — $3 million — 1

2004-01-28 — Covington, Kentucky — $2 million — 7

2004-04-15 — St. Petersburg, Florida — $1.1 million — 12

2004-04-21 — St. Louis, Missouri — $1.7 million — 1

2004-05-27 — Altoona-Johnstown, Pennsylvania — $3.7 million — 21

2004-07-03 — Toledo, Ohio — $500,000 — 2

2004-08-17 — Springfield, Massachusetts — $7.8 million — 46

2004-08-20 — Toledo, Ohio — $1.2 million — 23

2004-08-26 — St. Louis, Missouri  — $2 million — 18

2004-09-22 — Miami, Florida — $3.4 million — 23

2004-10-08 — Newark, New Jersey — $1 million — 10

2004-10-28 — Davenport, Iowa — $9 million — 37

2004-12-02 — Orange, California — $100 million — 91

2004-12-17 — Seattle, Washington — $1.8 million — 12

2004-12-23 — Oakland, California — $6.3 million — 3

2005-02-15 — Paterson, New Jersey — $5 million — 27

2005-03-08 — Cincinnati, Ohio — $3.2 million — 120

2005-03-24 — Oakland, California — $437,000 — 1

2005-03-31 — Fort Worth, Texas — $1.4 million — 1

2005-04-07 — Fairbanks, Alaska-Jesuits — $1 million — 1

2005-04-09 — Fort Worth, Texas — $2.7 million — 1

2005-04-15 — Oakland, California — $1.9 million — 2

2005-04-20 — San Francisco, California — $5.8 million — 4

2005-04-22 — Santa Rosa, California — $3.3 million — 1

2005-05 — Orlando & St. Augustine, Florida — $1.5 million — 3

2005-05-09 — Davenport, Iowa — $1.9 million — 1

2005-05-19 — Stockton, California — $3 million — 1

2005-06-10 — San Francisco, California — $21.2 million — 15

2005-06-10 — Seattle, Washington — $1.7 million — 4

2005-06-29 — Sacramento, California — $35million — 33

2005-06-30 — Boston, Massachusetts — $33.1 million — 257

2005-07-01 — Santa Rosa, California — $7.3million — 8

2005-07-08 — San Francisco, California — $16.0 million — 12

2005-08-05 — Oakland, California — $56 million — 56

2005-08-27 — Seattle, Washington – Benedictines — $2.6 million — 7

2005-09-02 — San Francisco, California — $4 million — 4

2005-10-11 — San Francisco, California — $2.6million — 2

2005-11-01 — Hartford, Connecticut — $22million — 43

2006-01-09 — Covington, Kentucky — $2.5 million — 19

2006-01-09 — Covington, Kentucky — $79 million — 243

2006-02-21 — Dubuque, Iowa — $5 million — 20

2006-03-13 — Los Angeles, California – Franciscans — $28 million — 25

2006-03-16 — Jackson, Mississippi — $5.1 million — 19

2006-04-01 — Seattle, Washington — $1 million — 2

2006-06-30 — Boston, Massachusetts — $6.3 million — 86

2006-08-04 — Anchorage, Alaska and Boston, Massachusetts — $1.4 million — 5

2006-09-01 — Milwaukee, Wisconsin — $16.7 million — 10

2006-10-27 — Los Angeles, California – Carmelites — $10 million — 7

2006-11-30 — Norwich, Connecticut — $1.1 million — 1

2006-12-01 — Los Angeles, California — $60 million — 45

2006-12-16 — Washington, D.C. — $1.3 million — 16

2007-01-05 — Denver, Colorado — $1.5 million — 15

2007-03-27 — Dubuque, Iowa — $2.6 million — 9

2007-03-29 — Fairbanks, Alaska and Oregon Province of Jesuits — $1.9 million — 4

2007-05-10 — Rockford, Illinois — $2.2 million — 2

2007-05-16 — Portland, Oregon — $1.3 million — 2

2007-05-18 — Rockville Centre, New York — $11.4 million — 2

2007-05-29 — Chicago, Illinois — $6.6 million — 15

2007-06-30 — Boston, Massachusetts — $2.1 million — 34

2007-07-14 — Los Angeles, California — $660 million — 508

2007-07-30 — Charleston, South Carolina — $10.3 million — 80

2007-08-30 — Charleston, South Carolina — $1.375 million — 11

2007-09-07 — San Bernardino, California — $15.1 million — 11

2007-09-13 — Santa Rosa, California — $5 million — 10

2007-10-05 — Orange, California — $6.6 million — 4

2007-10-19 — St. Louis, Missouri – Marianists — $160,000 — 1

2007-11-16 — Fairbanks, Alaska – Jesuits — $50 million — 110

2008-01-04 — Spokane, Washington – Jesuits — $4.8 million — 16

2008-01-18 — Wilmington, Delaware — $450,000 — 1

2008-04-10 — Dubuque, Iowa — $4.7 million — 18

2008-05-13 — Burlington, Vermont — $784,000 — 1

2008-05-14 — Los Angeles, California – Salesians — $19.5 million — 17

2008-06-30 — Boston, Massachusetts — $5.4 million — 55

2008-07-01 — Denver, Colorado — $5.5 million — 18

2008-08-12 — Chicago, Illinois — $12.6 million — 16

2008-08-19 — Kansas City-St. Joseph, Missouri — $10 million — 47

2008-08-27 — Belleville, Illinois — $5 million — 1

2008-08-29 — Providence, Rhode Island — $1.3 million — 4

2008-09-11 — Chicago, Illinois — $2.5 million — 1

2008-09-18 — Chicago, Illinois — $1.7 million — 1

2008-10-30 — Pueblo, Colorado – Marianists — $4.2 million — 23

2008-11 — Seattle, Washington - Christian Bros — $7.2 million — 11

2008-12-03 — Springfield, Massachusetts — $4.5 million — 59

2008-12-17 — Burlington, Vermont — $784,000 — 1

2009-01-29 — Seattle, Washington - Christian Brothers — $7million — 13

2009-02-28 — Memphis, Tennessee — $2 million — 1

2009-04-08 — Wilmington, Delaware — $1.5 million — 1

2009-06-03 — Monterey, California — $1.2 million — 1

2009-06-30 — Boston, Massachusetts — $3.6 million — 27

2009-07-21 — Chicago, Illinois — $3.9 million — 6

2009-10-09 — Burlington, Vermont — $784,000 — 1

2009-10-22 — Belleville, Illinois — $1.2 million — 1

2009-10-28 — Savannah, Georgia — $4.2 million — 1

2009-11-05 — Portland, Maine — $200,000 — 1

2010-05-03 — Indianapolis, Indiana — $199,000 — 1

2010-05-13 — Burlington, Vermont — $17.6 million — 26

2010-06-10 — Charlotte, North Carolina and Capuchins — $1.2 million — 1

2010-08-11 — Lansing, Michigan — $250,000 — 1

 


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