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Crime & poverty are problems in Milwaukee: Priest works to unite agencies that can help

MILWAUKEE — Crime and poverty are problems in Milwaukee, and sometimes, the stream of bad news can feel like an immovable weight. But a Milwaukee native is working to ensure that officials with agencies that can help are on the same page, as they work toward the same goal. 637 more words

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"How can the church help?" Archdiocese of Milwaukee calls conference for black Catholics

MILWAUKEE — Calling it an historic meeting, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee called a conference for black Catholics on Sunday, November 8th. The church is answering a direct call from Pope Francis to focus on diversity and inclusiveness. 309 more words

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As pope lands in U.S., delegations from Milwaukee head east for his visit: "It will be good to be there"

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pope Francis landed on U.S. soil for the first time just before 4 p.m. ET on Tuesday, September 22nd — launching a six-day visit that will highlight his love for the poor and his willingness to tackle the nation’s most significant political, social and economic controversies. 583 more words

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Archdiocese files bankruptcy settlement that will divvy up $21M among clergy sex abuse victims

MILWAUKEE — The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Monday, August 24th filed its bankruptcy reorganization plan, formalizing a recent settlement deal that will divvy up $21 million among more than 300 victims of clergy sex abuse. 800 more words

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Milwaukee Bucks lease payment for Cousin's Center increases to $200,000 per year

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks lease payment to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for the team’s training facility at the Cousin’s Center in St. Francis has increased — to $200,000 per year. 143 more words

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Archdiocese of Milwaukee: $21M settlement reached to compensate clergy sex abuse survivors

MILWAUKEE — The Archdiocese of Milwaukee on Tuesday, August 4th announced a $21 million settlement has been reached to compensate clergy sexual abuse survivors.

The settlement comes after three days of negotiations between the Archdiocese, a creditors’ committee and attorneys for abuse survivors, and Archbishop Jerome Listecki says the settlement sets the stage for the archdiocese to close a bankruptcy proceeding that was filed in January 2011. 2,442 more words

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Archdiocese asks Supreme Court to review appeals court decision on $55M cemetery trust fund

MILWAUKEE — In March, an appeals court ruled a $55 million cemetery trust fund is fair game in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s bankruptcy case, and now, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee’s “Cemetery Perpetual Care Trust” has filed a petition with the U.S. 913 more words

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