Nienstedt Leaves Michigan Diocese Amid Parish TurmoilA priest is leaving a Battle Creek parish as some members of the southwestern Michigan diocese became angered to learn that he led a Minnesota archdiocese during a clergy sex abuse scandal.
Monks' Files In Abuse Settlement Released By St. John's AbbeySt. John's Abbey has released thousands of pages of documents revealing decades of sexual abuse towards minors by 18 different monks. The Abbey says the incidents detailed in the files all happened more than two decades ago.
Lawyer To Release Files On 5 More Priests Accused Of AbuseAn attorney who represents a significant group of people who have filed bankruptcy claims against the Twin Cities Archdiocese plans to release files on five priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Jeff Anderson said the files pertain to priests connected with St. John's Abbey were obtained as part of the Troy Bramlage settlement earlier in 2015.
Jury Awards $8.1M To Duluth Clergy Abuse VictimA Ramsey County jury awarded $8.1 million Wednesday to a man who was sexually abused by a priest with the Diocese of Duluth decades ago.
Milwaukee Archdiocese Settles For $21 MillionThe Milwaukee archdiocese has agreed to a $21 million settlement with victims of clergy abuse.
Deadline Reached For Bankruptcy Claims Against Twin Cities ArchdioceseRight now the Archdiocese is facing $26 million in claims, but that figure will jump dramatically. Of the 653 claims against the Archdiocese more than 400 are from victims of clergy abuse.
2 Men Filed Civil Lawsuits Against Crosier Seminary ClergyAttorney Jeff Anderson said Tuesday one man was molested at about age 15 to 17 by a priest and two brothers who were assigned to the seminary and the other man was sexually abused by the same priest, another father and a brother when he was about 14 to 15 years old.
Judge Denies Request To Play Abuse Victims Videos In ParishesA judge has denied the request of three clergy abuse victims to show a video in Minnesota parishes urging other victims to disclose alleged abuse.
Clergy Abuse Victims Call For Others To Come ForwardThree victims of clergy abuse have made a video appeal for other victims to come forward. An attorney for victims is asking a judge to order the video be played in all 216 Minnesota parishes on Sunday, July 12.
Parishioners, Victims React To Archbishop's ResignationParishioners 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.
Ramsey Co. Att'y Charges Archdiocese With Failing To Protect ChildrenThe Ramsey County Attorney's office filed criminal charges Friday against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for failing to protect children. County Attorney John Choi is accusing the archdiocese of causing "unspeakable harm to three young sexual abuse victims."
Judge Criticizes Archdiocese For Relying On Legal NoticesA federal judge has criticized the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for relying on legal notices to inform sex-abuse victims about an impending deadline for filing claims.