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About the Irish Christian Brothers

The Congregation of Christian Brothers, also known as the Christian Brothers and the Irish Christian Brothers, was founded in 1802 by Blessed Edmund Rice in Waterford, Ireland. This religious community is currently headquartered in Rome where its Congregation Leadership Team is based, although it has influence throughout the world. In comparison to other religious orders, the Christian Brothers are believed to be relatively small and currently only consists of 250 brothers that make up the North American province. In America, the influence of the Christian Brothers is largely felt across the nation. Previously, the North American Province owned and operated more than a dozen schools; however, it still is seen in many schools that it staffs, including:

  • Iona College
  • Archbishop Curley-Notre Dame High School
  • Saint John Neumann High School
  • Brother Rice High School
  • Saint Laurence High School
  • Christian Brothers College High School
  • Bergen Catholic High School
  • Bishop Kearney High School
  • Cardinal Hayes High School
  • O'Dea High School

Sexual Abuse Scandal with the Christian Brothers

At the tail end of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century, the order suffered a substantial blow to their reputation as widespread abuse (including sexual, physical and emotional) of children who had been under the congregation's care became publicized. This has led to many sexual abuse claims being laid against the order - eventually resulting in the order filing for bankruptcy. At Manly & Stewart, we are here to represent those who have found themselves harmed by actions of the Irish Christian Brothers and will do everything that we can to ensure that our clients are fully protected. Some of the issues that a clergy abuse lawyer from our firm will be able to assist clients with include, but are not limited to, the following:

Christian Brothers File Bankruptcy
The Christian Brothers have been reported to have filed for bankruptcy in April of 2011. This bankruptcy was publicized as a way for the order to have time to breathe, liquidate their assets and prepare to satisfy all claims brought against them. It, however, can have increasingly difficult consequences for those who are pursuing a claim. Click here to read more about the Christian Brothers filing for bankruptcy.

Abuse Survivor Bar Date
When a bankruptcy is filed, the court will often set what is known as a bar date - a deadline for when all creditors must file their proof of claim. In regards to the Christian Brothers bankruptcy, this is known as the Abuse Survivor Bar Date and could have an enormous impact on your claim, possibly destroying any chance of receiving justice. Read more about the Abuse Survivor Bar Date.

Christian Brothers Sexual Abuse
The Irish Christian Brothers have come under fire during the last few decades in regards to sexual abuse that allegedly ran rampant through the schools that they staffed in the United States. If you have been one of these victims, we encourage you to step forward and protect your legal rights under the law. At our firm, we are here to help you during this time. Read more about Christian Brothers sexual abuse.

Don't face your clergy abuse claim alone - contact us today!

If you are considering filing a clergy abuse claim relating to the Congregation of Christian Brothers, we highly encourage you to consult with a lawyer from our firm immediately. We are proud to represent over 500 victims of clergy sexual abuse around the world and will everything that we can to defend your legal rights. We are widely considered to be authorities on the matter and understand the difficulties that can arise from these types of claims. So don't put your future into the hands of an inexperienced or apathetic attorney. Get someone on your side who will know what you're coming up against and will know the best ways to demand justice on your behalf. Give our firm a call today to learn what we can do for you.

To schedule your initial case evaluation and to learn how we can help, please contact a clergy abuse attorney from Manly & Stewart as soon as you possibly can.

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