July 01, 2005

Alleged Catholic sex abuse victims get another day in court


The Tucson Catholic Diocese rolled forward Thursday in its bankruptcy trial.

Those claiming sexual abuse by the clergy had another day in court, asking the judge to reconsider claims that have already been rejected.

For many, it was a last chance to get money from the Diocese. All those who filed claims had another opportunity to argue their side for the bankruptcy court.

"It brings it home once again just how terrible these crimes were and how unusual it is to try and fit it in the parameters of a bankruptcy matter," said victim's attorney Lynne Cadigan.

The bankruptcy trial is squeezing in dozens of people seeking money for their pain and suffering.

Posted by kshaw at July 1, 2005 07:37 AM