The claims involve priests whose names appear on the Table of Accused Priests, located on the Archdiocese of Dubuque website. In addition to financial compensation, each survivor received a personal letter of apology from Archbishop Jerome Hanus before his retirement earlier this year.The Archdiocese has agreed to maintain this Table online for public viewing and inspection through at least July 1, 2017. Each survivor was also provided with an opportunity to meet with the Archbishop privately.We urge every single person who saw, suspected or suffered child sex crimes and cover ups - by these Catholic officials or others – to find the strength to speak up, expose predators, protect kids and deter wrongdoing. in Waterloo announces the resolution of 26 sexual abuse claims against the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The group of 26 survivors, including 22 males and 4 females, were collectively paid a total of .2 million by the Archdiocese to resolve their claims.Contact - Steve Theisen (3, [email protected]), David Clohessy (314-566-9790 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Dorris (314-862-7688 home, 314-503-0003 cell, [email protected]), Barbara Blaine (312-399-4747, [email protected]) PRESS RELEASE RE: SEXUAL ABUSE CLAIMS INVOLVING THE ARCHDIOCESE OF DUBUQUE AUGUST 28, 2013 Lawyer Chad Swanson of Dutton, Braun, Staack & Hellman, P. The terms of the settlement, which concluded earlier this month, were reached through a combination of private mediation and negotiation. The funds were divided equitably between the survivor’s group in accordance with the nature and extent of the abuse each suffered and their resulting injuries.The table can be found at: Children/pdf/Tableof Accused Each survivor and their spouse was also allowed, at the expense of the Archdiocese, the opportunity to continue or start counseling with a counselor of their own choosing for up to 12 counseling sessions.The online Table is now up to date with the latest information, and is now dated August 2013. The settlement is significant and the amount of money included in the settlement may appear substantial, but on a per person basis, it will never be sufficient to compensate these claimants for all of the years of living with the shame, embarrassment, and stigma of the abuse.With respect to this group of 26 survivors, the following ten accused priests were involved: (1) John T. The injuries to this group of survivors cannot be overstated.
Like a small minority of those who have suffered clergy sex crimes and cover ups, they have found the strength to come forward, expose predators and seek justice.Bell Tower Theatre’s 13th annual kids-for-kids show is a musical adaptation of The Ugly Duckling.Winner of the Olivier Award for Best Musical, this celebration of being different is sure to delight audiences of all ages.We work to improve prevention, response, support, and investigation of sexual harassment, sexual assault, and other forms of sexual violence. Boaters are reminded that alcohol reduces reaction time and ability to make quick, sound judgments in an emergency situation.Also, wind, sun, glare off the water, and water movement multiplies the effects of alcohol.