Diocesan Press Releases

March 4, 2014 Federal Bankruptcy Court Approves Diocesan Reorganization and Abuse Settlement Plan
On March 4, 2015, Chief Bankruptcy Judge Terry L. Myers confirmed the Chapter 11 bankruptcy Reorganization Plan of the Diocese of Helena, Montana. The Plan was jointly proposed by the Diocese of Helena and the Official Committee representing the interests of the sexual abuse claimants, and brings to a close a mediated litigation process that began nearly four years ago.
Read Bishop Thomas’ message to the faithful following confirmation HERE.

January 31, 2014 Diocese moves toward settlement in abuse claims
The Diocese of Helena has taken a major step toward bringing resolution to 362 claims of abuse of minors by diocesan priests, religious community priests, women religious and lay workers who have served in the diocese, primarily between 30 and 60 years ago.

November 15, 2013 Catholic Campaign for Human Development sets National Collection for November 23-24
The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development is slated for November 23-24, the weekend before Thanksgiving. The collection is taken up in parishes and dioceses nationwide. The theme of this year’s collection is: “Defend Human Dignity: Take Poverty Off the Map.”

October 29, 2013 Rodes Scholarship Supports Priestly Vocations
The Dr. C.B. and Claretta Rodes Memorial Scholarships are awarded annually to men from the Diocese of Helena studying for a priestly vocation in pre-seminary, seminary or college. Recent recipients of the scholarships include…

September 20, 2013 Diocese adds YouTube channel to online efforts
This month, the Diocese of Helena is launching a YouTube channel. The new channel will be a central hub to host diocesan multimedia projects, videos, promotional materials and selected material from parishes and groups throughout the diocese.

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