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  Law.com - 3rd Circuit Rejects RICO Claim Against Archdiocese
Archdiocese of Philadelphia, a unanimous three-judge panel of the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's dismissal of the suit on the grounds that the plaintiffs cannot show they suffered a RICO-style injury that was caused by the cover-up.
Plaintiffs attorney Stewart J. Eisenberg of Eisenberg Rothweiler Winkler Eisenberg & Jeck argued in the appeal that the archdiocese engaged in a large-scale cover-up of alleged child abuse perpetrated by priests.
Eisenberg argued that the archdiocese should be held responsible under RICO because the alleged cover-up deprived the plaintiffs of the rights they would have had in personal injury suits against the church.
www.law.com /jsp/article.jsp?id=1194343446106&rss=newswire   (664 words)

 When and what did archdiocese know? :: CHICAGO SUN-TIMES :: Religion
A concerned dad notified the Archdiocese of Chicago in December 2002 that the Rev. Donald McGuire was sharing a bed with his son and "overwhelming" another teen with porn and sex talk.
But the archdiocese appears to have done only a minimal inquiry, didn't tell civil authorities or immediately strip McGuire of his ability to perform priestly duties in the region, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Had the archdiocese been more proactive, it may have prevented the third teen, a minor, from being abused well into 2003, abuse prevention advocates say.
www.suntimes.com /lifestyles/religion/644505,CST-NWS-Card11.article   (596 words)

  USCCB - (OCYP) - 2004 Audit Executive Summary: Archdiocese of Atlanta
The Archdiocese has a mechanism in place to respond promptly to any allegation where there is reason to believe that sexual abuse of a minor occurred.
The Archdiocese would have reported all allegations of sexual abuse of a minor to public authorities however there were none since the last compliance audit.
The Archdiocese complies with all applicable civil laws with respect to the reporting of allegations of sexual abuse of minors to civil authorities.
www.usccb.org /ocyp/dioceses04/atlantaga.shtml   (982 words)

 Reilly's office says archdiocese misleads on role with priests - The Boston Globe
Concerned that the Archdiocese of Boston may be suggesting that the attorney general's office is an enforcer of church financial policies, Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly is demanding that archdiocesan officials not attribute to his office any decision to audit or discipline priests.
The archdiocese plans to seek approval later this year from the state Supreme Judicial Court of a plan for handling those gifts and the archdiocese's legal team has been working with Reilly's office, which is charged with enforcing public charities laws, to try to win Reilly's endorsement of the plan.
This year, the archdiocese has audited 20 parishes, and several priests have told the Globe that the archdiocese has been threatening pastors with prosecution for alleged violations of church financial policies that may or may not be violations of civil law.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2005/10/03/reillys_office_says_archdiocese_misleads_on_role_with_priests   (709 words)

 USCCB - (OCYP) - 2004 Audit Executive Summary: Archdiocese of Cincinnati
The Archdiocese has entered into one confidentiality agreement during the audit period at the insistence of a victim/survivor and their attorney for reasons brought forward by the victim/survivor.
The Archdiocese has not transferred any priest or deacon who has had a credible allegation of sexual abuse made against him to another diocese/eparchy for residence, without providing the proper notification to the new Archdiocese/eparchy of residence.
Persons who were sexually abused by someone under the supervision of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (such as priests, deacons, employees or volunteers) who had not yet been compensated by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati were required to file a claim by September 1, 2004.
www.usccb.org /ocyp/dioceses04/cincinnatioh.shtml   (1254 words)

 Archdiocese of Washington - Youth
The Archdiocese does have a procedure for advising victims/survivors of their right to report allegations of sexual abuse by a member of the clergy to civil authorities.
The Archdiocese is not aware of any efforts by other churches, religious bodies and institutions of learning to conduct research in the area of sexual abuse of minors.
At the conclusion of this audit, the Archdiocese of Washington was compliant with the provisions of the Charter as measured by the process described in Chapter 2 in Section 1.
www.adw.org /youth/protect_audit.asp   (846 words)

 Teachers sue archdiocese over union - The Boston Globe
The complaint says the archdiocese failed to have its "successor," or the eight new local boards, bargain with the union.
But since the archdiocese recognized the union 38 years ago, the teachers association wants the new boards to follow suit, a union lawyer said.
The archdiocese last month filed a motion to dismiss the case, which the union is opposing.
www.boston.com /news/local/articles/2004/08/26/teachers_sue_archdiocese_over_union   (1207 words)

 Archdiocese of Manila
On April 10, 1910, the province of Mindoro was removed from the Archdiocese of Manila by Pope Pius X, implementing a Papal bull of the diocese of Lingayen, dividing Manila and Nueva Segovia.
The population of the archdiocese is a mixture of various ethnic groups coming from the various regions of the country, by the Tagalogs constitute the majority which makes up 75 per cent of the population.
The head of the archdiocese is the Archbishop of Manila who is assisted in the pastoral administration by his auxiliary bishops, vicars general, and episcopal vicars.
www.cbcponline.org /jurisdictions/manila.html   (1094 words)

 Archdiocese of Gulu - UGANDA
The Archdiocese is bordered by the following dioceses: Kotido in the East and North-East, Lira in the South- East, Hoima in South-West, Nebbi in the West, Arua in the North-West, and the Diocese of Torit (Sudan) in the North.
The Archdiocese of Gulu is served by both the Diocesan Clergy and Religious communities in meeting the pastoral needs of the people in northern Uganda.
The Archdiocese of Gulu is blessed with Vocations to the priesthood, religious life and lay ministry of the Catechists.
www.archdioceseofgulu.org /index.htm   (461 words)

 United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
The Archdiocese has a communications policy that reflects the archbishop’s pledge to be open and transparent on issues regarding the sexual abuse of children.
The Archdiocese has established standards of conduct for priests and deacons, as well as diocesan employees, volunteers, and any other church personnel in positions of trust who have regular contact with children and young people; how-ever, a Recommendation was made that the standards be promptly disseminated to all relevant personnel.
The Archdiocese of Boston is compliant with the Charter, as measured by the process described in Chapter 2 in Section I. The compliance audit measured activity that has occurred since the adoption of the Charter in June 2002 with the exception of certain mandated actions found in Articles 5 and 14.
www.usccb.org /ocyp/audit2003/bostonma.htm   (1172 words)

 Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In 1996, the one Archdiocese was split by the Ecumenical Patriarchate, dividing the administration of the two continents into four parts (America, Canada, Central America, and South America) and leaving only the territory of the United States for the Archdiocese of America.
In 2004, 35 plaintiffs unsuccessfully sued Archbishop Demetrios and the Greek Archdiocese in an attempt to force it to invalidate the 2003 charter granted by Constantinople; their lawsuit stated that the Greek hierarchy had imposed the rewritten charter without approval from delegates at the national Clergy-Laity Congress, violating the terms of the 1978 charter.
The Archdiocese receives within its ranks and under its spiritual aegis and pastoral care Orthodox Christians, who either as individuals or as organized groups in Metropolises and Parishes have voluntarily come to it and which acknowledge the ecclesiastical and canonical jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
orthodoxwiki.org /Greek_Orthodox_Archdiocese_of_America   (834 words)

 Fewer churches, but Mass attendance in Boston Archdiocese rises - Boston.com
The steady attendance through the closings "absolutely" was a validation of the archdiocese's closing plan, said Kathleen Heck, who worked for the archdiocese to assist the transition between closed parishes and the parishes that accepted the transferring parishioners.
The archdiocese's statistics on Mass attendance and population are not perfectly comparable, year to year, because of the methods used to collect the numbers.
She added that the drop since 2003 can be partly explained by the fact Catholics at closed parishes were not automatically registered at the church where their old parish merged.
www.boston.com /news/local/massachusetts/articles/2006/03/28/fewer_churches_but_mass_attendance_in_boston_archdiocese_rises   (735 words)

The Archdiocese of Quebec, in Canada, comprises the counties of Beauce, Bellechasse, Dorchester, Kamouraska, Levis, L'Islet, Lotbiniere, Megantic, Montmagny, part of Temiscouata, Montmorency, Portneuf, and Quebec.
During his administration the archdiocese has greatly developed by the admission of several orders of men and women, and by the creation of many new parishes.
The Archdiocese of Quebec is incorporated under the title "La Corporation Episcopale Catholique Romaine de Québec" by XII Victoria, ch.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/12593c.htm   (4014 words)

 USATODAY.com - Boston archdiocese, insurer settle claims   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The archdiocese and Lumbermens Mutual Casualty Company filed notice of the settlement, dated Feb. 9, in federal court Monday, stating all of the church's claims against the insurer would be dismissed.
The archdiocese sued Lumbermens in March 2004 for alleged fraud and breach of contract after the company refused to pay for more than $59 million in claims.
group, paid the archdiocese $20 million last week after the church finance council approved the settlement, according to two sources familiar with the agreement who spoke on condition of anonymity.
www.usatoday.com /news/nation/2005-03-07-boston-archdiocese_x.htm?csp=34   (360 words)

 Archdiocese of New Orleans
They are intended to invite your suggestions and stimulate your reflection as we initiate this effort in strategic planning for the archdiocese.
Most of you are aware that I have visited every parish in the archdiocese, each of the Catholic high schools and a number of the pastoral and social efforts in place throughout the archdiocese.
They were to review the present sources of revenue and the ways in which we secure funds, explore new ways to access funds in a more pastoral and efficient manner, and propose concrete methods to improve stewardship and development at the archdiocesan and parochial levels.
www.archdiocese-no.org /archbishop/hughesplanning.htm   (2101 words)

 Boston Archdiocese Changes Annual Appeal in Wake of Abuse Scandals
"For Catholic dioceses or archdioceses, appeals or fundraisers are the financial underpinning to the work of the church, and in the archdiocese of Boston that had traditionally been the annual Cardinal's Appeal," he said.
Still, the archdiocese decided that it could not rebrand the appeal in time for the spring campaign and proceeded with a direct mail piece containing a letter by the cardinal.
After meeting with parishioners from different demographic groups across the archdiocese and discussing the 2003 campaign with Bishop Lennon, it was decided that the new appeal should reinforce the message of the church and its works.
www.dmnews.com /cms/dm-sectors/nonprofits-fundraising/24645.html   (1089 words)

 AP Wire | 12/01/2006 | LA archdiocese settles 45 abuse cases   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Negotiations on the deal had been in progress for at least a year but were held up because attorneys for the plaintiffs wanted the church to release the accused priests' private personnel files.
Ray Boucher, the lead plaintiffs' attorney, said the settlement was the largest the Los Angeles Archdiocese had reached "by far." Boucher said at least two plaintiffs had died while awaiting the resolution.
It was also the fourth-largest in the nation since the clergy abuse crisis erupted in the Archdiocese of Boston in 2002, according to an AP review of settlements.
www.miami.com /mld/miamiherald/16141625.htm   (532 words)

 www.kansascity.com | 11/10/2007 | Synagogue's hospitality to 'women priests' draws ire of St. Louis' Catholic ...
The Archdiocese of St. Louis and a Jewish Reform congregation are on the same side when it comes to advocating for immigrants and the poor, often finding common ground in a zeal for social justice.
Two women who profess to be Roman Catholic —; Rose Marie Dunn Hudson, 67, of Festus, and Elsie Hainz McGrath, 69, of St. Louis — are to be ordained by a former nun as part of Roman Catholic Womenpriests, a small movement that began in 2002 independently from the Roman Catholic Church.
A 2005 Associated Press-Ipsos poll conducted after the death of John Paul II found that 64 percent of Catholics polled believed the next pope should allow women to be ordained as priests.
www.kansascity.com /news/nation/story/356082.html   (856 words)

 FOXNews.com - Ore. Archdiocese Offers Bankruptcy Plan
It would require the archdiocese to provide as much as $13.75 million to pay 26 claims that have not yet been settled.
The archdiocese was the first in the nation to file for bankruptcy protection, in July 2004, just as a $135 million priest-abuse lawsuit was scheduled to go to trial.
Attorneys and parties involved in the bankruptcy are still subject to a strict gag order Hogan imposed until the plan is approved, which is not expected until late spring.
www.foxnews.com /printer_friendly_wires/2006Dec19/0,4675,ChurchAbuseSettlement,00.html   (366 words)

 Catholic World News : Portland archdiocese lists $10 million in assets
The Portland archdiocese, which opened a new chapter in Church history by filing for bankruptcy on July 6, has presented the court with a 230-page document, listing all of its assets, to be weighed against creditors' claims.
The court filing includes the bank accounts of the archdiocese, and an estimated cash value of material assets-- although sacred objects are not included in the accounting.
But the archdiocese counters by saying that under canon law, these properties belong to the parishes, and the archdiocese merely holds them in trust.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=31225   (733 words)

 Archdiocese of St. Louis
The report is an accounting of the stewardship of the Archdiocese during its most recently completed fiscal year, which ended June 30, 2007.
St. Stanislaus Kostka is no longer recognized by the Vatican, the Archdiocese of St. Louis, or even the Internal Revenue Service as being part of the Roman Catholic Church.
On December 29, 2005, because of the decision of the Board of Directors to commit an act of schism, and hire, on their own authority, their own minister of worship, the parish was suppressed.
www.archstl.org   (1114 words)

 The Seattle Times: Local News: Archdiocese bankruptcy may be nearing settlement
PORTLAND, Ore. – More than two years after the Archdiocese of Portland became the first Roman Catholic diocese in the nation to declare bankruptcy, a settlement with alleged victims of priest sex abuse may be near.
Perris cleared the way for alleged abuse victims to go to trial last April after the archdiocese and its creditors — the alleged victims — were unable to agree on settlement plans each side had offered.
Nearly 130 claims were pending at the time, with roughly two-thirds headed for federal court and the remaining third headed for state court, according to attorneys in the case.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/localnews/2003471035_webarchdiocese10.html?syndication=rss   (657 words)

 Catholic World News : Vatican bars Boston archdiocese seizure of parish assets
The Boston archdiocese has been troubled by public protests and lawsuits-- brought in both civil and canonical courts-- by Catholics who objected to the closing of their parishes.
The Boston archdiocese has begun talks with the pastors of the parishes affected by the Vatican ruling, hoping to obtain their consent for the handover of assets.
Critics of the position adopted by the Archdiocese of Portland had pointed to the apparent contradiction between the claims of that archdiocese, which said that it could not control parish properties, and the plans of the Boston archdiocese to close parishes and take control of their assets.
www.cwnews.com /news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=38964   (1232 words)

The law of July, 1821, the pontifical Brief of 4 Sept., 1821, the royal ordinance of 19 October, 1821, suppressed the Diocese of Auxerre and gave to the Archdiocese of Sens as territory all the Department of the Yonne, and as suffragan the Dioceses of Troyes, Nevers, and Moulins.
A papal Brief of 3 June, 1823, gave to the Archbishop of Sens the title of Bishop of Auxerre.
Bishop Henri Sanglier (1122-42), caused the condemnation by a council in 1140 of certain propositions of Abelard.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/13716a.htm   (3125 words)

 Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania - OrthodoxWiki   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Antiochian Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia, New Zealand, and All Oceania, with headquarters in Sydney, is an archdiocese of the Church of Antioch.
The Antiochian Archdiocese believes this is a friendly, effective organisation, working for the love of God spreading throughout the whole mystery of His Church.
Dean of Clergy for the Archdiocese is Archpriest George Nasr.
orthodoxwiki.org /Antiochian_Orthodox_Archdiocese_of_Australia_and_New_Zealand   (812 words)

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