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.
5 Priests' Files Released In Alleged Sexual Abuse Case; New Lawsuit FiledMore information on members of the clergy accused of sexually abusing children was released on Monday.
St. John's Abbey Releases List Of 18 Accused Monks St. John's Abbey published the names Monday of 18 current and former monks it says likely have sexually abused minors, but victims' advocates say the list is incomplete and years overdue. The list was posted on the abbey's website less than a month after a lawsuit was filed requesting disclosure of the names of monks accused of sexual misconduct. It also comes a week after a Ramsey County judge ordered the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to release similar lists. "This list reflects our best efforts to identify those who likely have offended against minors," Brother Aelred Senna, the abbey spokesman, said in a statement.
Best Of Minnesota: Maple SyrupWho makes the best maple syrup in Minnesota? WCCO viewers chose their favorite -- St. John's Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., where monks have been tapping trees since World War II.
Accused Of Sexual Abuse: The Monks Living Next DoorEarlier this month, St. John's Abbey in Collegeville mailed letters to thousands of St. John's Prep School alumni saying over a period of more than 40 years, 17 monks had "credible allegations of sexual abuse brought against them."