La Crosse Priest: Those Imposing COVID Protocols Will Burn In 'Lowest, Hottest Levels' Of HellA priest in La Crosse has been ignoring COVID-19 gathering restrictions at his masses while warning people that vaccines are useless and anyone who imposes virus-related protocols will burn in the "lowest, hottest levels" of hell.
Pope Francis Asks For, Accepts MN Bishop Michael Hoeppner’s Resignation Following Sex Abuse InvestigationPope Francis asked a Minnesota bishop to resign after he was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse, officials said Tuesday.
St. Cloud Diocese In Minnesota To Pay Abuse Victims $22.5MTerms of the agreement were announced Tuesday. Some 70 victims say they were abused by 41 priests in cases that date back to the 1950s.
Catholic, Lutheran Leaders Say They Will Defy Gov. Tim Walz's Order, Reopen May 26The heads of Minnesota's Catholic and Lutheran churches say they will defy Gov. Tim Walz's executive order and reopen on May 26 -- without adhering to the requirement of no more than 10 worshipers at a given service.
Judge Approves Diocese Of New Ulm's $34M Settlement With Abuse Victims"The Church is a safer place for children and young people today thanks to the courage of abuse survivors who advocated strongly for changes to protect the vulnerable and hold abusers and Church leaders accountable," Bishop John LeVoir said.
Catholic Church Orders More Inquiry Into Crookston Bishop Michael HoeppnerThe investigation centers on allegations that Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner engaged in "acts or omissions intended to interfere with or avoid civil or canonical investigations of clerical sexual misconduct."
Bishop Paul Sirba Of Diocese Of Duluth Dies At 59The Diocese says Bishop Sirba suffered cardiac arrest at St. Rose Church in Proctor Sunday morning.
'They Were Lying To My Face': Catholic Boards Hailed As Fix For Sex Abuse Often Fail
Crookston Diocese Reaches $5M Settlement With 15 VictimsAs part of the settlement, the diocese agreed to make public the names and files of clergy who have been accused of abuse.
New Ulm Diocese Reaches $34M Settlement With Abuse VictimsThe Diocese of New Ulm in Minnesota has reached a $34 million settlement in its bankruptcy case with 93 people who say they were sexually abused by priests and others.
$10M Settlement Reached In Duluth Diocese Church Abuse CasesThe attorney for 125 claimants in the diocese's bankruptcy case, Jeff Anderson, says the agreement requires the diocese to pay them $40 million.
Archbishop Prohibits Predecessor From Celebrating MassThe head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he's troubled by the Vatican's failure to conclude an investigation into allegations that his predecessor behaved inappropriately with young men.
Former Priest To Face Trial For Alleged Abuse Decades AgoA former priest accused of sexually abusing at least three boys in Wisconsin decades ago has been bound over for trial.
Winona-Rochester Diocese Plans To File Chapter 11 BankruptcyThe Diocese of Winona-Rochester plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection following allegations of child sexual abuse against former priests.
Retired Minn. Priest Louis Brouillard, Accused In Scores Of Sexual Abuse Cases, Dies At 97A retired priest accused in more than 130 sexual abuse lawsuits and who admitted to molesting children on Guam has died. The Pacific Daily News reports the Archdiocese of Agana says Louis Brouillard, who was ordained on Guam in 1948, died Wednesday in his native Minnesota. He was 97.