Dozens of parishes in the Twin Cities want the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to pay their costs for settling clergy abuse claims.Pioneer Press
About 120 parishes want the archdiocese to reimburse them for paying too much into church insurance plans. They also want compensation for costs to resolve sex abuse claims against priests the archdiocese assigned to parishes.
Creditors are required to file their claims against the archdiocese by Aug. 3 in the bankruptcy case. Minnesota Public Radio News (http://bit.ly/1gDlfUR) reports the parish filings have not placed a monetary value on claims. More than 160 people alleging sex abuse by clergy members have filed claims against the archdiocese.
SNAP has went after parish funds in other cases. Interestingly though, this move appears to not be trying to protect parish assets, only obtain funds from the insurance plans.... I believe this would decrease the amount that can then be payed out to abuse victims, so yes, it seems ...awkward to say the least. Perhaps additional details will follow.