JUDAS PRIEST: Wilmington Catholic Diocese Declares Bankruptcy To Block Clergy Sex Abuse Trial

[“Study after Velázquez’s Portrait of Pope Innocent X” by FRANCIS BACON] ASSOCIATED PRESS: Delaware’s Catholic Diocese of Wilmington filed for federal bankruptcy protection on Sunday night, on the eve of a civil trial in a high-profile sex abuse case against the diocese and a former priest.The bankruptcy filing automatically delays the case in Kent County Superior Court, the first of eight consecutive abuse trials scheduled in Delaware. The diocese covers Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland and serves about 230,000 Catholics. It is the seventh U.S. diocese to file for bankruptcy since allegations erupting seven years ago against Catholic […]