Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt acknowledged Thursday that “serious mistakes” have been made in how he’s handled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct. It’s his strongest wording yet over the ongoing scandal rocking the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
The former church employee who went public with claims that archdiocese leaders in St. Paul mishandled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct still feels like she didn’t do enough. Jennifer Haselberger says that as early as 2008, she had been warning church leaders about troubled priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
What exactly is the standard in the Catholic Church these days? Among the lurid revelations in the past few weeks there is one that I keep coming back to. It is not the most graphic, but it is one that those at the highest levels of the Archdiocese knew about.
A high profile priest has abruptly taken a “voluntary and temporary leave of absence” the day before a sexual misconduct lawsuit is expected to be filed against him.
When Jennifer Haselberger uncovered what looked like recent, troubling sexual behavior by several Minnesota priests — a stash of possible child pornography on one priest’s computer hard drive, another with a well-documented history of sexual compulsion still leading a parish — she tried to ring alarm bells at the top ranks of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is creating an independent task force to investigate the way church officials have handled accusations of priest misconduct, after one pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct last year and another was recently accused of having child pornography.
A member of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul has been dismissed amid allegations of a scandal involving credit card fraud, the organization confirmed Wednesday night.
Three Catholic schools in Minnesota are closing at the end of the 2010-2011 school year, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Friday.
Four more men allege a Minnesota priest who died 25 years ago sexually abused them as boys.
Some churches will be closed and some parishes merged under plans being unveiled this weekend to re-organize the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Under the plan, 21 churches will close, reflecting changing demographics. […]
The 800,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis find out tomorrow which churches will close under a reorganization.
Twin Cities Catholics will hear the details of a major reorganization in the Archdiocese this weekend.