Priest Blames Twin Cities Archdiocese For Drop In DonationsA Twin Cities Catholic priest is blaming the Archdiocese for a drop in Sunday contributions.
Twin Cities Archdiocese Slashes Budget, Cites Unexpected Legal FeesThe embattled Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has announced it will be slashing its budget by 20 percent. In a statement, the archdiocese says more than $5 million in cuts is due to unexpected legal fees.
Files Released For 24 Clergy Accused Of Sexual AbuseThe Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has released the files of 24 priests accused of sexual abuse.
Hopes Of Catholic Church Reform Rise After DealThe landmark clergy abuse settlement announced Monday buoyed hopes for reform in Minnesota's Catholic church, but it leaves unanswered questions about what comes next for survivors, church finances and future transparency. The settlement was the result of a novel lawsuit against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona from nationally prominent clergy abuse attorney Jeff Anderson.
Whistleblower Says Archbishop Nienstedt Must Step DownIn her first in-depth television interview, the whistleblower in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis abuse scandal said Archbishop John Nienstedt must step down. Jennifer Haselberger, the Nienstedt's former top legal adviser, said Monday's announcement of new policies to protect children is a significant victory, but believes new leadership is needed to implement them.
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.
Retired Archbishop Can’t Remember How He Handled Sex Abuse Cases Retired Twin Cities Archbishop Harry Flynn says he can't remember how he handled clergy sex abuse cases during his 13-year tenure.