Diocesan Bankruptcies

Research by Marie Reilly

The Catholic Project is grateful to Prof. Marie T. Reilly at Penn State Law for her extensive research, presented in part here. To access Reilly's charts of raw data or a chronological account please see these links: Case Information and Outcomes of Cases

There are Dioceses currently in the bankruptcy process

Dioceses that have emerged from bankruptcy

And Religious Orders that have gone through bankruptcy

The Catholic Project hosted an event on diocesan bankruptcy for bishops and their staffs. You can watch the public portion.

Dioceses Currently in Bankruptcy Proceedings

Archdiocese of Agana (Guam)
Diocese of Buffalo
Diocese of Camden
Diocese of Harrisburg
Archdiocese of New Orleans
Diocese of Norwich
Diocese of Rochester
Diocese of Rockville Centre
Archdiocese of San Juan (Puerto Rico)
Archdiocese of Santa Fe
Diocese of Syracuse


Catholic Dioceses that have Emerged from Bankruptcy

Diocese of Davenport
Diocese of Duluth
Diocese of Fairbanks
Diocese of Gallup
Diocese of Great Falls- Billings
Diocese of Helena
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Diocese of New Ulm
Archdiocese of Portland
Diocese of San Diego
Archdiocese of St. Paul- Minneapolis
Diocese of Spokane
Diocese of Stockton
Diocese of Tucson
Diocese of Wilmington
Diocese of Winona- Rochester

In addition, Marie participated in an online event that The Catholic Project hosted for bishops and their staffs. Check out the playlist on our YouTube Channel: