Q&A With Man Selected To Investigate Clergy AbuseThe embattled Twin Cities archdiocese has appointed a former top cop to investigate allegations of clergy abuse. Tim O'Malley is not only the former Superintendent of the Bureau of Criminal Apprehension, he is also a judge and a former FBI agent.
Archbishop Nienstedt Denies Allegations: 'I Am Not Bigoted'The Archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he will not resign and insists the Church has turned a corner with new policies to better address allegations of sexual abuse by priests. You can watch the entirety of Esme Murphy's interview with the archbishop here.
Minnesota Archbishop Won't Resign Amid CriticismThe Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handling of sexual abuse claims involving priests. Archbishop John Nienstedt made his comments in in a column that will appear in Thursday's archdiocese newspaper, The Catholic Spirit.
Archdiocese To Seek Dismissal Of Abuse LawsuitLawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that's already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests.
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.
Should Archbishop Nienstedt Step Down During Investigation?The fallout continues Wednesday over the news that Archbishop John Nienstedt is under investigation for sexual misconduct. While the archbishop denies the allegations, the Twin Cities Archdiocese says it has hired an outside firm to investigate the claims.
Archbishop Nienstedt Investigated For Alleged Inappropriate Sexual ConductArchbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is being investigated for allegedly making unwanted sexual advances toward a former Twin Cities priest, among other allegations, according to the archbishop's former top canon lawyer.
Church Restricts Priest's Ministry After ReviewThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has restricted the ministry of a priest who has been on a leave of absence during a review of clergy files. Archbishop John Nienstedt says he's limited the Rev. Joseph Gallatin's ministry so he won't be involved with minors.
Fmr. Minn. Priest Admits To Decades Of Sexual AbuseA videotaped deposition of a former Minnesota priest shows him calmly describing graphic sexual encounters with at least ten boys. The deposition of former priest Thomas Adamson is the latest in a series released as the result of a lawsuit against him by a man who says he was abused as a boy in the mid-70s.
Former Church Official Suggested Archbishop Should ResignNewly released records show the man who was second in charge to Archbishop John Nienstedt had urged him to step down during the investigation of sexual abuse in the church.
Father Kevin McDonough Deposition ReleasedWe are learning more about what top officials in the Twin Cities Archdiocese have to say about allegations they covered up sexual abuse cases involving clergy members and children.
Archbishop Deposition On Abuse Made PublicAttorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests have released the deposition of Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt to the public.
Archdiocese: Archbishop Cooperated With DepositionThe Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis is disputing the suggestion that Archbishop John Nienstedt didn't cooperate fully with a court-ordered deposition. Nienstedt was deposed Wednesday over his handling of clergy sexual abuse allegations.
Archbishop Faces Deposition On Alleged Clergy Sex AbuseArchbishop John Nienstedt spent most of the day answering questions under oath about clergy sex abuse. After the deposition, however, clergy sex abuse Attorney Jeff Anderson accused the Archbishop of failing to turn over court ordered documents and refusing to answer key questions.
Ramsey Co. Reopens Cases Against Archbishop Nienstedt And Fmr. Priest Prosecutors say they want St. Paul Police to reopen a sexual abuse case against Archbishop John Nienstedt, but not because of any new evidence. The Ramsey County Attorney's office told WCCO that it doesn't want reports from the Nienstedt case being made public yet because of other elements that need to be investigated. They say those other elements don't have anything to do with the archbishop.