Milwaukee Archdiocese to Pay More Than $20 million in Clergy Abuse Lawsuits

Nov 10, 2015

A federal bankruptcy judge announced a settlement Monday in the Catholic Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy case.

Archdiocese spokesman Jerry Topczewski says the church feels some satisfaction, in that the legal proceedings have ended. But he says there isn't anything to be pleased about, when it comes to what the victims experienced.

Madeleine Baran has covered such cases extensively for Minnesota Public Radio and is part of the network's Peabody Award-winning team for its reports on the clergy abuse scandal.

Baran told WUWM that the situation here has been one of the most difficult to resolve.