Statement at U.S. Bankruptcy Court Hearing
in Albuquerque, New Mexico

By Prudence Jones
Member of the Claimants' Committee
June 21, 2016

Your Honor, Thank you for your attention to this case. As the attorneys mentioned at the beginning, it was going to be a difficult case and it has been.

Bishop Wall I want you to know that I accept your apology but I also want you to know that the amount of suffering I endured because of brother mark is immeasurable and life long.

The pain he caused me reverberated through my family and sadly my daughters were raised in the shadow of that pain. You speak of closure, reconciliation, and healing. However my closure began when I accepted brother marks apology before he died, and my journey to reconciliation has been long and arduous, healing has become a monumental process for me since I am also trying to heal my daughters and unify a fractured family. However you can further help this process by releasing the documents on brother mark and the other abusing priest. When these documents become public it will be justice served not only for me but all victims.

I cannot emphasis how detrimental to our healing that would be. I had been opposed to approving the reorganization plan because the non-monetaries did not include releasing these documents. Bishop Wall the first time we met I told you I forgave brother mark because it was the right thing to do and I asked you to do the right thing,..I'm still waiting.




















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