April 1, 2019
By Martina Moyski
Proceeds from sale of Holy Name Cathedral parking lot also going toward paying down abuse debt
The archdiocese of Chicago is using cemetery funds to help pay off more than $200 million in sex abuse payouts, keeping it quiet in order not to draw attention.
The Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that Cdl. Blase Cupich is using cemetery cash to pay for priest sex abuse legal fees and settlements — a fact previously unknown to the public.
Until now, the Catholic Church in Chicago has publicly maintained that it enlists two revenue sources to pay for settlements and other costs related to priest sex abuse cases: loans and the sale of property.
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