Milwaukee Archdiocese

The two sides started talking Monday in Minnesota, in their second attempt to settle the bankruptcy case.

The Milwaukee Archdiocese has proposed setting aside $4 million to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse in its bankruptcy reorganization plan.

The Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy in 2011, saying pending sexual abuse lawsuits could leave it with debts it's unable to pay.  It's creditors include hundreds of people who were sexually abused by clergy.

In a statement Wednesday, the Archdiocese says the bankruptcy plan will include $4 million for sexual abuse victims.  It also proposes borrowing $2 million from a controversial cemetery trust fund.

Michelle Maternowski

For a time Monday, it was difficult to access the Milwaukee Archdiocese website. It stalled, after the church released 6,000 pages of documents detailing its response to clergy sex abuse allegations, spanning decades.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has released thousands of pages of documents related to cases of clergy abusing people sexually.

The items include priest personnel files and depositions of church leaders, including now Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York, who had been archbishop of Milwaukee for several years and is now president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.