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Crosiers emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy as court confirms reorganization plan

22-MARCH-18 (Phoenix, Arizona) – Nine months after the Crosiers filed for Chapter 11, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Kressel for the District of Minnesota, confirmed the Crosiers’ plan for reorganization. The Crosier Fathers and Brothers Province, Inc.; Crosier Fathers of Onamia (Minnesota); and the Crosier Community of Phoenix filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy June 1, 2017.  

The Crosiers, survivors and insurers worked together on a consensual plan that includes funds totaling $25.5 million to fairly and equitably compensate those who were harmed by the actions of some Crosiers. Funding will come primarily from insurance coverage and the rest from the Crosiers’ own financial resources.
 
“We are grateful to all who worked with us to reach a fair and equitable resolution for the survivors,” said Fr. Tom Enneking, osc, prior provincial of the U.S. Crosier Province. “Our goal throughout this process has been to bring healing and reconciliation for the survivors who were hurt by the actions of a few Crosiers more than 30 years ago.”
 
As the Crosiers continue to serve God and the Church, they remain committed to providing and maintaining a safe environment for the people they serve. They do not tolerate sexual abuse and have stringent policies in place to prevent future abuse. 
 
“I would like to again deeply and profoundly apologize for the pain and sorrow the survivors have endured. We ask everyone to continue praying with us for all survivors. May they experience the healing and peace of heart they long for,” Fr. Tom said. 
 
The mission of the Crosier Fathers and Brothers is to touch suffering with hope, serving seniors on fixed incomes; those who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease and their families as they face the many challenges of this condition; the incarcerated to offer them a connection to the faith community; veterans to accompany them in their spiritual healing; immigrants to become citizens and learn English; and young people who seek a spiritual path and purpose in life. They also offer healing, pastoral and sacramental ministries and assistance; pastoral leadership to parishes; spiritual direction and retreats; and mission outreach.