Dear CSBC Families,
Please see the email below from Danielle Cummings, Diocesan Chancellor and the attached letter from Bishop Lucia and FAQ document. As soon as we have information on any impact to the Catholic Schools of Broome County, we will let you know. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions or concerns.
Elizabeth Carter, PhD
Catholic Schools of Broome County, President
70 Seminary Ave.
Binghamton, New York 13905
Bishop Lucia has authorized the filing of reorganization under Chapter 11 for the Diocese of Syracuse. Please read the attached letter, FAQs and News Release. In it, you will learn his primary reason: The Diocese of Syracuse has over 100 lawsuits that have been filed under the Child Victims Act. “Without a reorganization, the Diocese and claimants will face a slow, unpredictable and costly process that would require years of court involvement. Such a protracted process would delay justice for the victims and only prolong their pain and suffering. The challenge this situation presents to our Diocese is simply that one jury award could so diminish our assets that we would have little or nothing with which to resolve the other claims or carry on the important ministries of the Diocese.”
He will be holding a press conference at 12:30pm live streamed from the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception. You can watch it on https://www.youtube.com/user/syrdio.
Please contact me with any questions via email or phone 315.470.1476.
Chancellor/Director of Communications
Diocese of Syracuse
240 East Onondaga Street
Syracuse NY 13202