This is a developing story you will only find on NCRonline.org. In Febraury the Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin, it was ending pension payments with lump-sum payout. Jack Ruhl, NCR's expert on diocesan finances, says he has 'never seen' pension move like La Crosse's. This story isn't over. More to come.
Jack Ruhl has dipped into diocesan records a few times for NCR, most noteably:
- In November of 2015, when he found: Costs of sex abuse crisis to US church underestimated
- In February 2015, he found serious flaws in diocesan financial management
- Ruhl was also a primary source for out 2014 story titled: How much is a bishop worth?
It has become an annual ritual: Protesting speakers at Catholic universities. Ave Maria University alumni protest Education Secretary DeVos' as graduation speaker, citing rollbacks she has made to programs aimed at protecting civil rights and the disabled.
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As #MeToo took off and the goal of making women safe from sexual assault became a movement, some noticed little action in the Catholic sphere. At least in the public Catholic sphere. But in quiet conversations, private Facebook pages, online forums and discreet email chains, Catholic women were discussing their experiences inside various Catholic institutions.
- Alumnae question Franciscan University of Steubenville's commitment to Title IX
- Christendom College alumni call for Title IX response to sexual assaults
- Learn more about sexual assault on campus by following this hashtag #DisHonorRoll
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