Dear Friends in Christ:
After careful consideration and consultation, I have made the decision to file a Chapter 11 petition on behalf of the Diocese of Sacramento with the United States Bankruptcy Court in 2024. I expect to do so in March.
It is now clear to me that the only respectful, transparent, and fair way to address the substantial number of claims by those who have been abused by clergy and other members of the Church is to seek a court-supervised reorganization. This process will also allow me to sustain the sanctifying, teaching, and charitable work of the Catholic community in Northern California.