I did attend Catholic school in Spokane. I’m impressed they tracked me down. The Catholic Diocese of Spokane is using Bankruptcy protection (don’t be fooled the Church is a corporation) to put a quick limit on the people who might come forward with sexual abuse charges, and conveniently, a corporation in bankruptcy protection does not have to suffer the embarrassment of damning testimony at trial. However, the strategy is backfiring. The bankruptcy court has determined that all of the parishes are considered property of the Diocese, that means they can be forced to sell the churches and everything in them to pay off the claims.
Godspeed to the claimants.