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Archbishop Nienstedt Resigns Following Cover-Up Charges

Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt is stepping down. In a statement, posted to the Archdiocese’s website, Nienstedt said he has submitted his resignation in order to give the Archdiocese a “new beginning amidst the many challenges we face.”

06/15/2015

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Parishioners, Victims React To Archbishop’s Resignation

Parishioners leaving morning mass at the Cathedral of St. Paul have mixed feelings about the resignations of Archbishop John Nienstedt and Bishop Lee Anthony Piche. Nienstedt announced his resignation Monday, along with that of Piche.

06/15/2015

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4 Things To Know From June 15, 2015

These are the four stories you need to know about from Monday, June 15. They include a record-smashing opening weekend at the box-office and a huge shakeup at the top of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

06/15/2015

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Federal Judge Orders Archdiocese To Mediation With Abuse Victims

Last week, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced it was filing for bankruptcy amid lawsuits claiming sexual abuse by priests. Tuesday, they were in court to hash out some of the details.

01/20/2015

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Churchgoers Empathetic As Archdiocese Files For Bankruptcy

The Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul has filed for bankruptcy amid lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by some of their clergy members.

01/16/2015

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Archbishop: Bankruptcy Fairest Way To Help Abuse Victims

The archbishop of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese says he has ordered a bankruptcy declaration because it’s the fairest way to help victims of sexual abuse by priests.

01/16/2015

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Twin Cities Archbishop On The Defense Against Sex Allegations

The investigation into allegations that Archbishop John Nienstedt engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with adult members of the clergy has apparently entered a new phase.

12/08/2014

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St. Paul Archdiocese Sues Insurance Companies

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is suing 20 insurance companies to try to force them to cover its liabilities for clergy sex abuse claims. The carriers provided liability coverage to the archdiocese going back to the late 1940s through 1986.

11/25/2014

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Archdiocese Reports Roughly $9M Deficit For 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reported a $9.1 million operating deficit for fiscal year 2014 and said Thursday that it is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain due to the growing potential for more lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse.

11/20/2014

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Nienstedt Testimony Contradicts 6-Year-Old Letters

Archbishop John Nienstedt’s testimony about when he knew about an abusive priest contradicts information in letters he exchanged with a parishioner six years ago. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Nienstedt made a false statement when he testified on April 2 that he learned about the prior conviction of the Rev. Gilbert Gustafson “during the last six months.”

10/23/2014

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Whistleblower Says Archbishop Nienstedt Must Step Down

In her first in-depth television interview, the whistleblower in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis abuse scandal said Archbishop John Nienstedt must step down. Jennifer Haselberger, the Nienstedt’s former top legal adviser, said Monday’s announcement of new policies to protect children is a significant victory, but believes new leadership is needed to implement them.

10/14/2014

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St. Victoria Church Pastor Speaks Out On Music Director’s Resignation

Some parishioners spent their mass in tears at St. Victoria Catholic Church Sunday. It was the first official Sunday without the church’s music director of 18 years, Jamie Moore. Moore says he chose to resign after marrying his longtime partner, because Archbishop John Nienstedt asked him to.

09/28/2014

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Archbishop Nienstedt Asks For Gay Music Director’s Resignation

A music director at a Minnesota Catholic church was forced to resign after he married his long-time partner. Jamie Moore had been the music director at St. Victoria Catholic Church in Victoria. This past weekend, Moore married his partner, Garrett.

09/23/2014

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Q&A With Man Selected To Investigate Clergy Abuse

The embattled Twin Cities archdiocese has appointed a former top cop to investigate allegations of clergy abuse. Tim O’Malley is not only the former Superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, he is also a judge and a former FBI agent.

08/25/2014

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Archbishop Nienstedt Denies Allegations: ‘I Am Not Bigoted’

The Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he will not resign and insists the Church has turned a corner with new policies to better address allegations of sexual abuse by priests. You can watch the entirety of Esme Murphy’s interview with the archbishop here.

07/31/2014

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Minnesota Archbishop Won’t Resign Amid Criticism

The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won’t resign despite criticism over the archdiocese’s handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests. Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday’s archdiocese newspaper, The Catholic Spirit.

07/30/2014

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Archdiocese To Seek Dismissal Of Abuse Lawsuit

Lawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that’s already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests.

07/21/2014

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Church Lawyer Details Cover-Up Claims On Sex Abuse

A canon lawyer alleging a widespread cover-up of clergy sex misconduct in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has made her most detailed claims yet, accusing archbishops and their top staff of lying to the public and of ignoring the U.S. bishops’ pledge to have no tolerance of priests who abuse.

07/15/2014

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Should Archbishop Nienstedt Step Down During Investigation?

The fallout continues Wednesday over the news that Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation for sexual misconduct. While the archbishop denies the allegations, the Twin Cities Archdiocese says it has hired an outside firm to investigate the claims.

07/02/2014

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Archbishop Nienstedt Investigated For Alleged Inappropriate Sexual Conduct

Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being investigated for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a former Twin Cities priest, among other allegations, according to the archbishop’s former top canon lawyer.

07/01/2014

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Church Restricts Priest’s Ministry After Review

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has restricted the ministry of a priest who has been on a leave of absence during a review of clergy files. Archbishop John Nienstedt says he’s limited the Rev. Joseph Gallatin’s ministry so he won’t be involved with minors.

06/22/2014

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Fmr. Minn. Priest Admits To Decades Of Sexual Abuse

A videotaped deposition of a former Minnesota priest shows him calmly describing graphic sexual encounters with at least ten boys. The deposition of former priest Thomas Adamson is the latest in a series released as the result of a lawsuit against him by a man who says he was abused as a boy in the mid-70s.

06/11/2014

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Former Church Official Suggested Archbishop Should Resign

Newly released records show the man who was second in charge to Archbishop John Nienstedt had urged him to step down during the investigation of sexual abuse in the church.

05/28/2014

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Father Kevin McDonough Deposition Released

We are learning more about what top officials in the Twin Cities Archdiocese have to say about allegations they covered up sexual abuse cases involving clergy members and children.

04/24/2014

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Archbishop Deposition On Abuse Made Public

Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests have released the deposition of Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt to the public.

04/22/2014

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