Santa Rosa Catholic Diocese to declare bankruptcy in advance of clergy abuse trials

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa plans to declare bankruptcy in advance of the first clergy abuse trials resulting from a three-year extens...

December 2, 2022
10:54 PM

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Santa Rosa plans to declare bankruptcy in advance of the first clergy abuse trials resulting from a three-year extension that gives adult survivors of child sexual abuse in California until Dec. 31 to file civil suits related to their experiences. The move would freeze at least 130 new cases already added to a consolidated case list administered through the Alameda County courthouse, which includes lawsuits from the rest of Northern California that have been filed since the three-year window opened at the beginning of 2020.

MARY CALLAHAN