BANKRUPTCY IN THE FACE OF SEX ABUSE CLAIMS. ALLEN COSTANTINI HAS THE STORY ARCHBISHOP JOHN NEINSTEDT ECHOED REMARKS BY ATTORNEY JEFF ANDERSON ABOUT THE ARCHDIOCENE MOTIVES IN DECLARING BANKRUPTCY TODAY JUST AS A CASE IS ABOUT TO GO TO TRIAL. NEINSTEDT INSISTED THAT THE BANKRUPTCY DOES NOT AFFECT THE PARISHES OR THE SCHOOLS. BUT HOW ARE THE TWO SIDES SUDDENLY GETTING ALONG AFTER WHAT ANDERSON CALLED 29 YEARS OF LEGAL WARFARE? ANDERSON SAID THERE WAS A MEETING LAST SUMMER THAT WAS THE TURNING POINT. THE ARCHBISHOP AGREED. THERE WAS ONE MOMENT IN THE ARCHBISHOP’S NEWS CONFERENCE WHEN HIS OWN FUTURE WAS QUESTIONED. THE ST. PAUL- MINNEAPOLIS ARCHDIOCESE IS THE 12TH U.S. DIOCESE TO SEEK BANKRUPTCY PROTECTION IN THE FACE OF SEX ABUSE CLAIMS.