4 Things To Know From June 15, 2015These are the four stories you need to know about from Monday, June 15. They include a record-smashing opening weekend at the box-office and a huge shakeup at the top of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
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.
Churchgoers Empathetic As Archdiocese Files For BankruptcyThe Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul has filed for bankruptcy amid lawsuits alleging sexual abuse by some of their clergy members.
Archbishop: Bankruptcy Fairest Way To Help Abuse VictimsThe archbishop of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese says he has ordered a bankruptcy declaration because it's the fairest way to help victims of sexual abuse by priests.
Twin Cities Archbishop On The Defense Against Sex AllegationsThe investigation into allegations that Archbishop John Nienstedt engaged in sexually inappropriate conduct with adult members of the clergy has apparently entered a new phase.
St. Paul Archdiocese Sues Insurance CompaniesThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is suing 20 insurance companies to try to force them to cover its liabilities for clergy sex abuse claims. The carriers provided liability coverage to the archdiocese going back to the late 1940s through 1986.
Archdiocese Reports Roughly $9M Deficit For 2014The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reported a $9.1 million operating deficit for fiscal year 2014 and said Thursday that it is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain due to the growing potential for more lawsuits by victims of clergy sexual abuse.
Nienstedt Testimony Contradicts 6-Year-Old LettersArchbishop John Nienstedt's testimony about when he knew about an abusive priest contradicts information in letters he exchanged with a parishioner six years ago. Minnesota Public Radio News reports that Nienstedt made a false statement when he testified on April 2 that he learned about the prior conviction of the Rev. Gilbert Gustafson "during the last six months."