Archdiocese Docs Could Be Released In Possible SettlementWCCO-TV has learned that a long-scheduled hearing in the civil case against the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul could result in a historic settlement in the criminal case.
Interim Archbishop Hebda Selected To Run Twin Cities ArchdioceseThe interim archbishop for St. Paul and Minneapolis has been selected to fill the position on a long-term basis.
Hundreds Of Clergy Abuse Claims Filed In Twin CitiesVictims of alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have filed more than 400 claims against the archdiocese in federal bankruptcy court, according to attorneys for victims and the archdiocese. The claims were filed by Monday, the deadline imposed by the bankruptcy court.
Deadline Reached For Bankruptcy Claims Against Twin Cities ArchdioceseRight now the Archdiocese is facing $26 million in claims, but that figure will jump dramatically. Of the 653 claims against the Archdiocese more than 400 are from victims of clergy abuse.
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.
Judge Denies Request To Play Abuse Victims Videos In ParishesA judge has denied the request of three clergy abuse victims to show a video in Minnesota parishes urging other victims to disclose alleged abuse.
Clergy Abuse Victims Call For Others To Come ForwardThree victims of clergy abuse have made a video appeal for other victims to come forward. An attorney for victims is asking a judge to order the video be played in all 216 Minnesota parishes on Sunday, July 12.
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."
Minnesota Priest Who Molested Boys Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has removed from the priesthood a former St. Paul priest who pleaded guilty in Minnesota to molesting two boys. Archbishop John Nienstedt of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese announced the Vatican's action against Curtis Wehmeyer on Wednesday.
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.