May 13, 2005

Erlanger's Catholic Center to close

Cincinnati Enquirer

ERLANGER -- The Covington Diocese will close the Catholic Center and move its operations to office space at St. Elizabeth Medical Center North in downtown Covington, Bishop Roger Foys announced today.

About 50 employees will be relocated in the move.

Bishop Foys noted that since 2003 the diocese has paid out nearly $4 million of its own funds to settle sexual abuse claims and has been working to resolve the class-action lawsuit filed in Boone County District Court.

“We no longer have the interest income which was used to underwrite the Catholic Center’s maintenance costs,” he said. “In any case we would likely have concluded that relocating to lower-cost office space would be prudent.”

The relocation, it is hoped, will save the diocese about $300,000 per year.

Posted by kshaw at May 13, 2005 07:22 PM