Archbishop Nienstedt Resigns Following Cover-Up ChargesTwin 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."
MDH: Unqualified Nurse Allegedly Sexually Assaults Patient A nurse from a Maple Grove home care facility is being investigated after allegedly touching a patient inappropriately last June. According to the complaint, during a visit on June 9, 2014 the nurse was helping the patient get ready for bed when the nurse offered to give the patient a back rub that led to alleged inappropriate touching.
Judge: Jury Should Decide Priest Abuse Lawsuit A man who says he was sexually abused by a priest around 1976 deserves his day in court, a judge decided Monday in a case that has forced top local church officials including Archbishop John Nienstedt to give sworn testimony and disclose lists of priests accused of sexual misconduct.
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.