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.
Pope Summons Bishops Around The World For Abuse Prevention SummitPope Francis is summoning the presidents of every bishops conference around the world for a February summit to discuss preventing clergy sex abuse and protecting children.
Catholic Faithful Demand Change After Sex Abuse ScandalsU.S. Catholics are raising their voices in prayer and protest to demand change amid new revelations of sex abuse and cover-ups.
Wisconsin Priest Charged With Sexually Assaulting ChildThe Journal Sentinel says the 61-year-old Hanel has served as the church's pastor since January 2014.
Catholic School Counselor May Lose Job Over Her Same-Sex MarriageAn Indiana catholic school guidance counselor may lose her job of 15 years after officials learned she was married to another woman.