Bishop John LeVoir Of Diocese Of New Ulm ResignsBishop John LeVoir announced Thursday he is resigning from the Diocese of New Ulm due to health reasons.
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.
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.
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.
Lawsuit: Minn. Man Says He Was Abused By A NunA man who says he was sexually abused by a nun spoke out on Wednesday as part of the first Minnesota case filed against an order of Catholic nuns.
Judge Allows Public Nuisance Claims Against New Ulm DioceseA judge says three people who claim they were sexually abused by priests can proceed with public nuisance claims against the Diocese of New Ulm in southern Minnesota. Brown County District Court Judge Robert Docherty dismissed some counts in the two lawsuits in a ruling dated March 27. But he ruled the public nuisance claims can go forward.
Diocese Of New Ulm Releases Names Of 4 Accused PriestsThe Diocese of New Ulm has released the names of four priests accused of sexual abuse. St. Paul lawyer Jeff Anderson says that, of the four named, one has to his knowledge not been publicly named before -- Father Dennis Becker.
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.
Diocese Defends Record After Lawyer Releases Names The Diocese of New Ulm is defending its record, one day after a plaintiff's attorney released the names of eight priests whom he alleged had been "credibly accused" of molesting minors.
1 Church Diocese Sues Another Over Accused PriestIn a rare move, the Diocese of New Ulm is suing another diocese, alleging it sent a priest to Minnesota without warning about past accusations of sexual abuse. A report says the lawsuit is against the Diocese of Clogher in Ireland and the Servants of the Paraclete religious order.
New Ulm Diocese Sued For List Of Accused PriestsA man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest in Granite Falls is suing the Diocese of New Ulm and the Servants of the Paraclete to force the release of their lists of clerics accused of molesting children. The lawsuit filed Thursday alleges the diocese and religious order were negligent.
Minn. Lawsuit Accuses Dead Irish Priest Of AbuseA man who says he was sexually abused by an Irish priest in Minnesota in 1982 is suing the Diocese of New Ulm, taking advantage of a new law easing the state's statute of limitations for victims of childhood sexual abuse.
Nevada Man: MN Diocese Knew Of Irish Priest's PastA Nevada man who claims he was sexually abused by an Irish priest has sued the Diocese of New Ulm, saying it didn't warn parents or children that the Rev. Francis Markey had been accused of abuse before.