As of May 2022, thirty-one Catholic religious organizations have sought bankruptcy protection in chapter 11. Twenty cases have concluded. Eleven cases are pending. This archive contains: 1) two articles by Penn State Law professor Marie T. Reilly; 2) summaries of case information and outcomes; 3) summaries of information about Independent Reconciliation and Compensation Programs (IRCP’s) implemented by dioceses organized by state; 4) plans and disclosure statements; and 5) other key documents from the dockets of these bankruptcy cases organized by debtor in chronological order by date of filing.

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Diocese of Duluth (2015)

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Motion for Order Approving Settlement Agreement Between Diocese and Church Mutual Insurance, In re Diocese of Duluth

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Motion for Order Approving Settlement Between Diocese and Catholic Relief Society of America, In re Diocese of Duluth

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Motion for Order Approving Settlement Agreement Between Diocese and Fireman's Fund, In re Diocese of Duluth

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Motion for Order Approving Settlement Agreement Between Diocese and Continental Insurance Company, In re Diocese of Duluth

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Motion for Order Approving Settlement Agreement Between Diocese and Liberty Mutual Insurance, In re Diocese of Duluth

Crosier Fathers and Brothers (2017)

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Debtors' Proposed Chapter 11 Plan, In re Crosier Fathers and Brothers Province

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Debtors' Proposed Disclosure Statement, In re Crosier Fathers and Brothers Province

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Amended Order Confirming Joint Plan of Reorganization, In reCrosier Fathers and Brothers

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Stipulation to Withdraw Proofs of Claim, Archdiocese St. P and M, Dominicans, Parishes, In re Crosier Fathers and Brother

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Objection by Parishes, Dominicans, to Confirmation of Debtors' Joint Plan, In re Crosier Fathers and Brothers

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Modified Joint Plan of Reorganization, In re Crosier Fathers and Brothers

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Objection by Archdiocese to Confirmation of Joint Plan, In re Crosier Fathers and Brothers

Diocese of Great Falls-Billings (2017)

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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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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

Diocese of New Ulm (2017)

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re The Diocese of New Ulm

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Bankruptcy Declaration, In re The Diocese of New Ulm

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Amended Disclosure Statement, In re Diocese of New Ulm

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Motion to Approve Settlement with Insurers, In re Diocese of New Ulm

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Trust Agreement, In re Diocese of New Ulm

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Second Amended Joint Chapter 11 Plan, In re Diocese of New Ulm

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Survivor Claim Distribution Agreement, In re Diocese of New Ulm

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Order Approving Settlement with Insurers, In re Diocese of New Ulm

Archdiocese of Santa Fe (2018)

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe

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Order Granting UCC Standing, In re Archdiocese of Santa Fe

Diocese of Winona-Rochester (2018)

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Voluntary Petition, In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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Bankruptcy Declaration, In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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Joint Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganization, In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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Disclosure Statement, In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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Settlement Motion, In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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Fifth Amended Plan, >i>In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

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Order Confirming Plan, In re Diocese of Winona-Rochester

Archdiocese of Agana (2019)

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re Archbishop of Agana

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Voluntary Petition, In re Archdiocese of Agana

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UCC Motion for Derivative Standing, In re Archdiocese of Agana

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Boy Scouts of America's Brief in Support of Objection to UCC Derivative Standing, In re Archdiocese of Agana

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Order Setting Deadline to File Disclosure Statement and Plan, In re Archdiocese of Agana

Diocese of Rochester, NY (2019)

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re The Diocese of Rochester

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Rochester's Motion to Approve Insurance Settlement, In re Diocese of Rochester, NY

Diocese of Harrisburg (2020)

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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Motion to Extend Exclusive Period, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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OCC's Plan of Reorganization, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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OCC's Disclosure Statement, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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OCC's Response to Insurer's Objections to Claims, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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Harrisburg's Objection to OCC's Motion for Standing, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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Debtor's Disclosure Statement, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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Insurer LMI's Omnibus Reply in Support of Claim Objections, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

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Debtor's Plan of Reorganization, In re Diocese of Harrisburg

Diocese of Buffalo (2020)

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re Diocese of Buffalo

Archdiocese of New Orleans (2020)

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Affidavit in support of first day motions, In re The Archdiocese of New Orleans

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re The Archdiocese of New Orleans

Diocese of Camden (2021)

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Robert E. Hughes Declaration, In re Diocese of Camden

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Voluntary Petition for Non-Individuals Filing for Bankruptcy, In re Diocese of Camden

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Laura Montgomery Declaration, In re Diocese of Camden

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Laura Montgomery Amended Declaration of Support, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Motion to Establish a Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Motion to Establish Mediation Process, In re Diocese of Camden

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Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors' Motion Authorizing Retention of Experts, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Brief in Opposition to Motion of Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors, In re Diocese of Camden

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Trustee's Objection to Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors' Motion to Authorize Retention of Experts, In re Diocese of Camden

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Certain Parishes' Joinder of Opposition to the Committee of Tort Claimants' Motion to Authorize Retention of Experts, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Motion to Extend Exclusive Period to File C11 Plan, In re Diocese of Camden

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LMI's Limited Opposition to Diocese's Motion to Establish Mediation Process, In re Diocese of Camden

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LMI's Response to Diocese's Motion to Establish Deadline and Form for Filing Proofs of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Statement and Reservation of Rights of the Official Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors to the Diocese's Motion to Extend Exclusive Period to File a Chapter 11 Plan and Solicit Votes for a Chapter 11 Plan, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Response to Statement and Reservation, In re Diocese of Camden

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Proposed Plan, In re Diocese of Camden

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Order Extending Deadline to Assume or Reject Unexpired Leases of Nonresidential Real Property, In re Diocese of Camden

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Order Granting Diocese's Motion for Production of Documents Directed to Debtor, In re Diocese of Camden

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Order and Notice on Disclosure Statement, In re Diocese of Camden

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Reply to Objections Made to Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors' Motion for Retention of Experts, In re Diocese of Camden

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Tort Claimant Creditors' Committee Reply to Objections Made to Motion for Retention of Experts, In re Diocese of Camden

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Objection of the Official Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors to the Diocese's Motion for Entry of an Order Establishing a Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Trustee Objection to Debtor's Motion to Establish Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Century's Objection to Terms of Proposed Bar Date Order and Form of Proof of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Committee of Unsecured Trade Creditors' Response to Motion to Establish Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Century's Limited Objection to Diocese's Motion to Establish Mediation Process, In re Diocese of Camden

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IFCC's Joinder in Century's Objection to Proposed Bar Date Order, In re Diocese of Camden

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Marci Hamilton Certification of Profession in Support of Retention of Professional, In re Diocese of Camden

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Jennifer Hasselberger Certification and Profession in Support of Retention of Professional, In re Diocese of Camden

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Joinder of Certain Abuse Survivor Claimants to the Objection of the Official Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors to the Diocese's Motion for Entry of an Order Establishing a Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim and Approving the Form and manner of Notice Thereof, In re Diocese of Camden

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Century's Motion for Production of Documents Directed to Debtors, In re Diocese of Camden

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Debtor's Reply to Objections Filed to Motion (i) Establishing Mediation Process Relating to Survivor and Tort Claims; (ii) Estimating Remaining Survivor and Tort Claims; and (iii) Granting Related Relief, In re Diocese of Camden

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LMI's Joinder to Century's Motion for Production of Documents Directed to Debtor, In re Diocese of Camden

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Reply Brief to Tort Claimant Creditors' Committee's Objection to Debtor's Motion to Set Bar Date by Parishes, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Omnibus Response in Further Support of Motion to Establish a Deadline for Filing Proofs of Claim, In re Diocese of Camden

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Joinder of GSI and LI to Century's Motion to Authorize Requests for Production of Documents Directed to Debtors, In re Diocese of Camden

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Reply Brief to the Objection of the Official Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors, In re Diocese of Camden

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Diocese's Motion for Order Approving Disclosure Statement, In re Diocese of Camden

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Omnibus Objection to Motion to Authorize Requests for Production of Documents, In re Diocese of Camden

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Memo in Support of Committee of Tort Claimant Creditors to Compel Debtor to Comply with Rule 2004, In re Diocese of Camden

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Tort Claimant Creditors' Committee's Motion Compelling Debtor to Comply with Rule 2004 Subpoena, In re Diocese of Camden

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Century's Reply in Further Support of Its Motion Seeking Order Authorizing Requests for Production of Documents Directed to Debtor, In re Diocese of Camden

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LMI's Objection to Diocese's Motion for Order, In re Diocese of Camden

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Objection of the Official Committee of Unsecured Trade Creditors, In re Diocese of Camden

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Order Granting Century's Motion for Production of Documents Directed to Debtor, In re Diocese of Camden

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Century's Objection to Solicitation, Tabulation, and Voting Procedures Proposed by Debtor, In re Diocese of Camden