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Statement by Bishop John LeVoir on behalf of the Diocese of New Ulm Regarding Financial Reorganization

Bishop John LeVoir today directed attorneys representing the Diocese of New Ulm to file for financial reorganization under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code. The Diocese of New Ulm is the third diocese in Minnesota to file for reorganization following the enactment of the Minnesota Child Victims Act, which temporarily lifted the civil statute of limitations on historical childhood sexual abuse claims for a three-year period, which ended on May 25, 2016

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Hope for Healing: Working Toward a Fair Resolution

The Diocese and those representing victims and survivors continue to work together to come to a fair resolution of claims that allows the work of the Church to continue in our communities. As of May 25, 2016, the date the three-year open window for making civil claims for historical cases of child sexual abuse closed, 101 claims…

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Claims under the MN Child Victims Act

“It is a time to recommit to efforts to prevent the abuse of the vulnerable and vow never to forget the lessons of this tragic chapter in Church history.” – Bishop John LeVoir

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Bishop’s Letter To Parishes Served Lawsuits

Dear Brothers and Sisters,

I am writing because a number of parishes in the Diocese of New Ulm, including your parish, have recently been sued under the Minnesota Child Victims Act. As you may know, the Minnesota Child Victims Act removed for three years the civil statute of limitations for historical cases of child sexual abuse. The deadline to file a claim is May 25, 2016.

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Fostering safe environments in Church, school, family is a work of mercy

Everyone called to participate in National Child Abuse Prevention Month The “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) says, “In Matthew 25, the Lord, in his commission to his apostles and disciples, told them that whenever they show mercy and compassion to the least…

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Promise to Protect. Pledge to Heal.

Victims and survivors urged to come forward Anyone who has suffered sexual abuse by a priest or another person involved in Church ministry is encouraged to immediately report such abuse to local law enforcement, regardless of when it occurred, if it has not yet been reported. A listing of all county law enforcement and child…

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