Federal judge approves Milwaukee Archdiocese bankruptcy plan

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Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki gives a greeting following his installation ceremony as the eleventh Archbishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 4, 2010.  Photo courtesy REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

Milwaukee Catholic Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki gives a greeting following his installation ceremony as the eleventh Archbishop of the Milwaukee Archdiocese at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist in Milwaukee, Wisconsin January 4, 2010. Photo courtesy REUTERS/Allen Fredrickson

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The archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in 2011, citing the financial drain of settling sexual-abuse claims and acknowledging missteps by the church in dealing with pedophile priests.