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Harrisburg Diocese bankruptcy case could collide with bill giving child sex abuse victims a chance to sue

As part of its bankruptcy settlement agreement, the Diocese of Harrisburg could stipulate that individuals who had potential claims against the diocese but did not join the bankruptcy case could be barred from suing the diocese, its insurers and parishes.

By Ivey DeJesus/PennLive

Judge sets deadline for abuse claims vs. Harrisburg Roman Catholic Diocese

It's the first diocese in Pennsylvania to seek bankruptcy protection.
By The Associated Press

Updated: 2020-03-17 21:20:33

Government, religious organizations across the midstate respond to COVID-19 concerns

In addition to government buildings and businesses temporarily shutting down, some religious organizations are also suspending operations.

By Rachel McDevitt/StateImpact Pennsylvania

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Judge has difficult task in Diocese bankruptcy case

Sorting through Harrisburg Diocese's assets
By Joseph Darius Jaafari/PA Post

Bankruptcy judge wades in to Harrisburg diocese’s finances

An attorney for the diocese says it’s located 79 bank accounts for such diverse uses as a high school cafeteria and a basketball boosters’ club.

By Mark Scolforo/The Associated Press

In Pa. first, Harrisburg Diocese seeks bankruptcy protection

Move will force victims into public eye
By Russ Walker/PA Post

Updated: 2020-02-19 18:45:55

Harrisburg becomes first Pennsylvania Roman Catholic diocese to declare bankruptcy

The diocese has been under financial strain from legal fees and payouts to people its clergy and other affiliates abused over many decades.

By Katie Meyer/WITF and Ed Mahon/Spotlight PA

Unwed Pa. teacher fired for being pregnant loses second bid to get her job back

Judge Hugh A. Jones found the one-year contract Naiad Reich signed June 14, 2018, to teach at Our Lady of Lourdes Regional School
By John Beauge/PennLive