Ongoing Updates


Chapter 11 Court Documents

To access court documents pertaining to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Chapter 11 Reorganization, visit the Web site of Kurtzman Carson Consultants. KCC's Web site links individuals to all court documents that have been filed.

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Summary of Financial Schedules (2/7/11)

On Monday, February 7, 2011, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee submitted Financial Summary Schedules as required by the U.S. Bankruptcy Court. The filings take existing archdiocesan financial information and put it into standard formats which are used by the U.S. Trustee.

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Creditors' Meeting Notice (1/21/11)

This update talks about the upcoming creditors' meeting on February 11, 2011.

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Chapter 11 News

Archdiocese Files Plan of Reorganization in Chapter 11; Establishes Lifetime Therapy Fund

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee will file its Plan of Reorganization in its Chapter 11 proceeding February 12, establishing a Lifetime Therapy Fund for abuse survivors; compensating abuse survivors with eligible claims; and providing a feasible operation plan to allow the archdiocese to emerge from bankruptcy once the plan is confirmed by the bankruptcy judge.

Correction to 9/14/13 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Article

An article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel on Saturday, September 14, 2013, incorrectly presented the status of a motion in front of U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa in pending litigation between the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and its insurance carriers.

Archdiocese of Milwaukee Releases Clergy Offender Files (7/1/13)

At 1 p.m. today, July 1, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee voluntarily released records related to diocesan priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor.

Release of Documents (6/25/13)

On April 3rd, I informed you of my decision to authorize the release of documents related to diocesan priests with substantiated allegations of sexual abuse of a minor. These documents are scheduled to be posted to the archdiocesan website next week and I’m sure they will generate many stories in the news.

Chapter 11 Update - 4/3/13

It has been more than 10 years since 2002, when the news about clergy sexual abuse of minors dominated news headlines across the country and changed forever the way the Catholic Church would be viewed because of this issue.

Chapter 11: CSA Letter to Parishioners

This is a letter from Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki to Catholics in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee as part of the launch of the 2013 Catholic Stewardship Appeal.

Chapter 11 Reorganization Update (11/13/12)

Archbishop Listecki discusses updates to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee's Chapter 11 Reorganization.

9/14/2012 Chapter 11 Letter - Update

A follow-up letter to Catholics throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee from Archbishop Listecki regarding Chapter 11 bankruptcy updates.

5/15/2012: Update to Chapter 11 Proceedings

Archbishop Listecki provides a Chapter 11 Proceedings update to Catholics within the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Q & A Update: Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceedings (March 2012)

March 2012: Information and Answers about Clergy Sexual Abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and its Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Proceeding.

Judge Rules on Archdiocese's Objection to Claims

A summary of the Feb. 9, 2012 court proceedings.

Archdiocese Seeks Clarification of Confidentiality Orders

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee asked United States Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley to clarify her prior confidentiality orders so that it can respond to Attorney Jeff Anderson’s efforts to distort the claims process.

Judge Says No Safety Concern in Archdiocese of Milwaukee

On Feb. 29, 2012 U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Susan V. Kelley heard arguments on the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s motion to clarify the confidentiality orders that she previously entered in this case so that the archdiocese could provide general statistical information regarding the claims that have been filed in the bankruptcy proceeding.

Archdiocese to Establish Therapy Fund (11/21/11)

As part of the Plan of Reorganization, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee will ask the bankruptcy judge to allow them to establish a fund dedicated to providing therapy and counseling to abuse victims of diocesan clergy.

Chapter 11 Bar Date Set for Feb. 1, 2012

In discussion with the Creditors’ Committee, important considerations were raised about the need for abuse survivors to have enough time to come forward to make their claim. In considering those issues, we worked with the Creditors’ Committee to agree to a date of February 1, 2012, and the Court affirmed this date at today’s hearing

Cousins Center (5/18/11)

This is a clarification of the article published in the May 15th Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Archdiocese Asks Court to set Deadline for Chapter 11 Claims

On May 6, 2011, attorneys for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee submitted a motion to U.S. Bankruptcy Court requesting that a "Bar Date" be set for all Chapter 11 claims. Read Archbishop Listecki's May 6, 2011, e-mail to the Catholic faithful of southeastern Wisconsin where he explains the legal motion.

Bankruptcy Court Approves Motion to pay for Counseling for Victims of Clergy Abuse

On April 18, 2011, the archdiocese's request to continue paying for counseling and therapy for victims of clergy abuse was approved.

Archbishop Dolan Responds to Claim of "Hidden Funds"

Archbishop Dolan's blog response to a claim he hid assets while archbishop of Milwaukee

Archdiocese Seeks Permission to Continue Financial Support and Protect Privacy of Victims/Survivors

On March 14, 2011, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed two motions in US Bankruptcy Court aimed at protecting the interests of victims/survivors of clergy sex abuse as the Archdiocese goes through Chapter 11 reorganization.

Creditors' Meeting 2/11/11

Information on what the creditors' meeting will entail

Legal Motion Filed by Creditors' Committee (4/13/11)

Archbishop Listecki addresses claims about financial resources, funds and trusts of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Priests' and Lay Pension Plans (1/21/11)

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee clarifies information reported on JSOnline regarding Priests' and Lay Pension Plans.

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