Judge OKs 'Monumental' Settlement In Minn. Church Abuse Case A Minnesota judge signed off on a settlement Monday in a groundbreaking case that accused Catholic church leaders in Minnesota of creating a public nuisance by failing to warn parishioners about an abusive priest. Ramsey County Judge James Van De North approved the settlement after meeting with both sides Monday, said Jeff Anderson, an attorney for the plaintiffs.
Priest Sex Abuse Victim Settles With ArchdioceseA victim of clergy sex abuse spoke out Wednesday after settling his case with the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The case involved Father Thomas Stitts, who was working at St. Leo's Catholic Church in St. Paul when the alleged abuse occurred.
Archdiocese To Seek Dismissal Of Abuse LawsuitLawyers for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis return to court Monday to ask a judge to dismiss a clergy sex abuse lawsuit that's already forced painful revelations about how top church officials handled allegations of misconduct by priests.
Church Restricts Priest's Ministry After ReviewThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has restricted the ministry of a priest who has been on a leave of absence during a review of clergy files. Archbishop John Nienstedt says he's limited the Rev. Joseph Gallatin's ministry so he won't be involved with minors.
Archbishop Faces Deposition On Alleged Clergy Sex AbuseArchbishop John Nienstedt spent most of the day answering questions under oath about clergy sex abuse. After the deposition, however, clergy sex abuse Attorney Jeff Anderson accused the Archbishop of failing to turn over court ordered documents and refusing to answer key questions.
Blue Earth Priest Gets Probation In Sex Abuse CaseA Blue Earth priest who admitted to fondling a girl while attending dinner at her grandmother's home was sentenced to 25 years of supervised probation on Monday.