Twin Cities Ombudsman For Clergy Abuse Stepping Down, Will Be Replaced By WifeThe first ombudsperson for clerical sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minnesota is stepping down due to health reasons.
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.
Suit Seeks Release Of Vatican’s Clergy Abuse 'Secrets'The lawsuit filed in St. Paul seeks the release of decades worth of information on clergy sex abuse within the Catholic Church.
$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.
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.
Abuse Victims Propose $80 Million Settlement From ArchdioceseSurvivors of priest abuse say the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul can contribute more to victims than it has proposed in bankruptcy court.
Victims Speak Out On Priests Named By New Ulm DioceseA list of former priests accused of sexually abusing children while they worked in the Diocese of New Ulm has been released.
Nienstedt Leaves Michigan Diocese Amid Parish TurmoilA priest is leaving a Battle Creek parish as some members of the southwestern Michigan diocese became angered to learn that he led a Minnesota archdiocese during a clergy sex abuse scandal.
Monks' Files In Abuse Settlement Released By St. John's AbbeySt. John's Abbey has released thousands of pages of documents revealing decades of sexual abuse towards minors by 18 different monks. The Abbey says the incidents detailed in the files all happened more than two decades ago.
Lawyer To Release Files On 5 More Priests Accused Of AbuseAn attorney who represents a significant group of people who have filed bankruptcy claims against the Twin Cities Archdiocese plans to release files on five priests accused of sexually abusing minors. Jeff Anderson said the files pertain to priests connected with St. John's Abbey were obtained as part of the Troy Bramlage settlement earlier in 2015.
Jury Awards $8.1M To Duluth Clergy Abuse VictimA Ramsey County jury awarded $8.1 million Wednesday to a man who was sexually abused by a priest with the Diocese of Duluth decades ago.
Milwaukee Archdiocese Settles For $21 MillionThe Milwaukee archdiocese has agreed to a $21 million settlement with victims of clergy abuse.
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.