As of September 2018, eighteen Catholic religious organizations have sought bankruptcy protection in chapter 11. Thirteen (8 dioceses, 3 archdioceses and 2 religious orders) have emerged from bankruptcy after confirming consensual plans. The Archdiocese of San Diego settled with its creditors and dismissed its chapter 11 case about six months after filing. Four cases are pending, three in Minnesota, and one in Montana. This archive contains: 1) an article, Catholic Dioceses in Bankruptcy by Penn State Law professor Marie T. Reilly; 2) summaries of case information and outcomes; and 3) plans, disclosure statements and other key documents from the dockets of these bankruptcy cases organized by debtor in chronological order.

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Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (2017)

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Motion to Dismiss Chapter 11 Case, In re Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls

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Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss Chapter 11 Case, In re Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls

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Order Approving Stipulated Motion to Extend Time To Respond to Motion to Dismiss Chapter 11 Case, In re Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls

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Disclosure Statement for Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization Proposed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls, Montana, In re Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls

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Modified First Amended Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization Proposed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls, Montana, In re Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls

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Order Confirming Modified First Amended Plan of Reorganization Proposed by the Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls, Montana, In re Roman Catholic Bishop of Great Falls