Victim Advocates Decry Milwaukee Archdiocese Settlement PlanThe Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee would pay $21 million to more than 300 victims of clergy abuse in a settlement plan decried by advocates for those abused by clergy as paltry but praised by the archbishop as a "rebirth."
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.
Lawyer Reveals More Names Of Priests Accused Of AbuseThe effort to reach more victims of sexual abuse by members of the Catholic church is stepping up. Lawyer Jeff Anderson revealed Tuesday more names of clergy who he says have been credibly accused of sexual abuse.
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.
Father Eckroth Is Laid To Rest, While New Documents Shed Disturbing LightA retired St. John's Abbey priest accused of sexually abusing children is dead. The law office of Jeff Anderson and Associates announced Friday that Father Richard Eckroth passed away this week at the age of 88.
In Settlement, St. John’s Abbey Monk Admits To Abusing StudentSecret abuse files kept hidden inside a Minnesota monastery are coming to light. As part of a new legal settlement, The Rev. Allen Tarlton had to admit he sexually assaulted Troy Bramlage at St. John's Preparatory School in the 1970s.
Attorneys Say Settlement In Abuse Case Against St. John'sA Minnesota man has settled a lawsuit with St. John's Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of sexually abusing minors, attorneys said Monday.
Attorneys Say Settlement In Abuse Case Against St. John'sAttorneys say they have reached a settlement with St. John's Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of abuse.
Federal Judge Orders Archdiocese To Mediation With Abuse VictimsLast 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.
Vikings Rookie Cited In DWI Arrest The Minnesota Vikings say they're looking into the arrest of a rookie cornerback on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. Jabari Price was arrested early Monday and booked into Hennepin County Jail. He was released a few hours later. The 22-year-old player has a court appearance set for Feb. 9.
Files Released For 24 Clergy Accused Of Sexual AbuseThe Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has released the files of 24 priests accused of sexual abuse.
Hopes Of Catholic Church Reform Rise After DealThe landmark clergy abuse settlement announced Monday buoyed hopes for reform in Minnesota's Catholic church, but it leaves unanswered questions about what comes next for survivors, church finances and future transparency. The settlement was the result of a novel lawsuit against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona from nationally prominent clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson.