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Full title: Ex Parte Motion to Expedite Hearing (RE: related document(s)1042 Application for Compensation filed by Spec. Counsel Blank Rome LLP, 1043 Application for Compensation filed by Financial Advisor Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC) Filed by Laura F. Ashley of Jones Walker, et al on behalf of The Roman Catholic Church for the Archdiocese of New Orleans (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order) (Ashley, Laura) (Entered: 08/26/2021)

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The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the above-captioned debtor and debtor-in-possession (the “Debtor” or “Archdiocese”), hereby files this Ex Parte Motion for Expedited Hearing (the “Motion for Expedited Hearing”) on the Expedited Third Interim Application of Blank Rome LLP for Allowance of Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses, as Special Insurance Counsel to the Debtor, for the Period February 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021 (“Blank Rome’s Third Interim Fee Application”)Application of Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC, for Allowance of Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses Incurred as Financial Advisor to the Debtor for the Period February 26, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (“CRI’s Third Interim Fee Application” and together, with Blank Rome’s Third Interim Fee Application, the “Fee Applications”)The Court is currently scheduled to hear, among other things, applications for compensation from Jones Walker LLP [ECF No. 1037], Locke Lord LLP [ECF No. 1034], and Kinsella Media, LLC [ECF No. 1029], on September 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m.In light of this scheduling and the interim nature of the Fee Applications, the Debtor, on behalf of its Financial Advisor, CRI, and its Special Insurance Counsel, Blank Rome, requests that hearings on the Fee Applications be scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. to allow expedited consideration of the relief sought while minimizing cost and inconvenience to interested parties who might already be in attendance on that date. The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans respectfully requests that the Court enter an Order in substantially the same form as the attached: (i) setting the Fee Applications for expedited hearing on September 14, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. CST, or such other time as the Court may direct; (ii) fixing the deadline of September 7, 2021 for filing written objections to the Fee Applications; and (iii) granting such other relief as the Court deems just and appropriate.

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UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF LOUISIANA In re: § § Case No. 20-10846 THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH § OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW § Section “A” ORLEANS, § § Chapter 11 Debtor.1 § § EX PARTE MOTION FOR EXPEDITED HEARING [Relates to ECF Nos. 1042, 1043] The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, the above-captioned debtor and debtor-in-possession (the “Debtor” or “Archdiocese”), hereby files this Ex Parte Motion for Expedited Hearing (the “Motion for Expedited Hearing”) on the Expedited Third Interim Application of Blank Rome LLP for Allowance of Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses, as Special Insurance Counsel to the Debtor, for the Period February 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021 (“Blank Rome’s Third Interim Fee Application”) [ECF No. 1042] and the Expedited Third Interim Application of Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC, for Allowance of Compensation and Reimbursement of Expenses Incurred as Financial Advisor to the Debtor for the Period February 26, 2021 through June 30, 2021 (“CRI’s Third Interim Fee Application” and together, with Blank Rome’s Third Interim Fee Application, the “Fee Applications”) [ECF No. 1043].2 Carr, Riggs, and Ingram, LLC (“CRI”) is retained as the Debtor’s Financial Advisor, and Blank Rome LLP (“Blank Rome”) is retained as Special Insurance Counsel to the Debtor. In 1 The last four digits of the Debtor’s federal tax identification number are 8966. The Debtor’s principal place of business is located at 7887 Walmsley Ave., New Orleans, LA 70125. 2 Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shall have the meanings ascribed to them in the Settlement Motion. {N4440914.1}

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support of the Motion for Expedited Hearing, the Debtor respectfully states: Jurisdiction and Venue 1. This Court has jurisdiction over this matter pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1334. This is a core proceeding pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 157(b). 2. Venue is proper pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §§ 1408 and 1409. 3. This matter is governed by § 105(a) of the Bankruptcy Code and Rule 9013-1(C) of the Local Rules of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. Request for Expedited Relief 4. The Debtor filed the Fee Applications simultaneously with this Motion for Expedited Hearing. Blank Rome’s Third Interim Fee Application seeks interim approval and allowance of compensation in the amount of $137,697.55 for reasonable and necessary services rendered to the Debtor from February 1, 2021 through May 31, 2021. Further, CRI’s Third Interim Fee Application seeks interim approval and allowance of compensation in the amount of $55,760.00 for reasonable and necessary services rendered to the Debtor from February 26, 2021 and through June 30, 2021. 5. The Court is currently scheduled to hear, among other things, applications for compensation from Jones Walker LLP [ECF No. 1037], Locke Lord LLP [ECF No. 1034], and Kinsella Media, LLC [ECF No. 1029], on September 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. In light of this scheduling and the interim nature of the Fee Applications, the Debtor, on behalf of its Financial Advisor, CRI, and its Special Insurance Counsel, Blank Rome, requests that hearings on the Fee Applications be scheduled for September 14, 2021 at 1:30 p.m. to allow expedited consideration of the relief sought while minimizing cost and inconvenience to interested parties who might already be in attendance on that date. Accordingly, the Debtor requests that the Fee Applications

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be considered on an expedited basis so that the issues raised therein may be resolved on the same date as the other fee applications. 6. Counsel for the Debtor contacted counsel for the Abuse Claimants’ Committee, the Commercial Creditors’ Committee, and the U.S. Trustee, and is unaware of any objections to the request for expedited hearing, or that the expedited hearing be held on September 14, 2021. WHEREFORE, The Roman Catholic Church of the Archdiocese of New Orleans respectfully requests that the Court enter an Order in substantially the same form as the attached: (i) setting the Fee Applications for expedited hearing on September 14, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. CST, or such other time as the Court may direct; (ii) fixing the deadline of September 7, 2021 for filing written objections to the Fee Applications; and (iii) granting such other relief as the Court deems just and appropriate. Dated: August 26, 2021 Respectfully submitted, /s/ Laura F. Ashley R. PATRICK VANCE ELIZABETH J. FUTRELL EDWARD D. WEGMANN MARK A. MINTZ LAURA F. ASHLEY Jones Walker LLP 201 St. Charles Avenue, 51st Floor New Orleans, LA 70170 Telephone: (504) 582-8000 Facsimile: (504) 589-8260 Email: pvance@joneswalker.com efutrell@joneswalker.com dwegmann@joneswalker.com mmintz@joneswalker.com lashley@joneswalker.com ATTORNEYS FOR THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW ORLEANS

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CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that a true and correct copy of the Motion for Expedited Hearing is being served (a) on August 26, 2021 by electronic case filing for those parties receiving notice via the Court’s Electronic Case Filing system, and (b) on all other parties requiring service under the Court’s Ex Parte Order Authorizing the Debtor to Limit Notice and Establishing Notice Procedures [ECF No. 22], via first-class United States mail, postage prepaid, to be sent by Donlin, Recano & Company, Inc. (“DRC”) at a later time. DRC shall file a certificate of service to that effect once service is completed. /s/ Laura F. Ashley LAURA F. ASHLEY

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