Lynn said the cardinal alone had the authority to remove priests from ministry or decide where to place them after treatment. They were often moved to unsuspecting parishes without warning, according to long-secret church documents shown at trial.
According to Chaput's financial report, money for the church's legal costs is coming from cash reserves, investments and the sale of real estate and other assets. He pledged the funds would not come from specific fundraising campaigns.
Chaput warned, though, that the archdiocese for many years has spent more than it's brought in.
"We tried to make it as clear as possible so people will know what the situation is, see how serious things are financially," Chaput said of the report. "We really do have serious issues."
Associated Press Writer Kathy Matheson contributed to this report.
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