COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. (AP) — St. John’s Abbey and the survivors of sexual misconduct by current and former abbey members have reached an agreement about the distribution of a letter signed by two survivors and Abbot John Klassen.

Writing the letter and distributing it to former students at St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville was a key part of a settlement announced Monday that ended nine of 12 legal actions against the abbey.

However, the St. Cloud Times reports confusion soon developed about how to distribute the letter which names 17 current and former abbey members who have been credibly accused of sexual misconduct.

The agreement jointly announced Friday calls for the abbey to send the letter to anyone who attended the school and has their address on file with the alumni office.

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Comments (4)
  1. chris says:

    Is this going to be part of thier alumni fund raising? Seems that they have be ok with this abuse and hidden it for years. Need to raise more defense money.

  2. Concerned People says:

    Now, if we could jsut get someone to write a letter about the nun (Charolette Berris) still working/teaching at St. Thomas even after last Oct when her license was pulled for her to care for vulnerable adults due to ther abuse of them!!!

  3. JosephR says:

    Criminal sexual activity within the Roman Catholic church isn’t even news anymore. It’s become so widespread and commonplace. Not just in America, but around the globe.

  4. Victim Du Jour says:

    Google “The Big list: female teachers with students”

    Priests are getting singled out because of gay activism.

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