Hundreds Of Clergy Abuse Claims Filed In Twin CitiesVictims of alleged sexual abuse by clergy in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis have filed more than 400 claims against the archdiocese in federal bankruptcy court, according to attorneys for victims and the archdiocese. The claims were filed by Monday, the deadline imposed by the bankruptcy court.
Former Archdiocese Employee Files Claim In Bankruptcy CourtA former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis who went public with concerns that clergy sex abuse cases were being mishandled has filed a claim in bankruptcy court.
A Look At Key Archdiocese Leaders, How They Handled WehmeyerWhen Archbishop John Nienstedt resigned last week as leader of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said he'd "allow the facts to lead the way" in his ongoing investigation into an alleged cover-up of sexual abuse.
Whistleblower Says Archbishop Nienstedt Must Step DownIn her first in-depth television interview, the whistleblower in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis abuse scandal said Archbishop John Nienstedt must step down. Jennifer Haselberger, the Nienstedt's former top legal adviser, said Monday's announcement of new policies to protect children is a significant victory, but believes new leadership is needed to implement them.
Document: Archdiocese Considered Silencing Priest A canon lawyer who became a whistleblower against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis says church officials considered silencing a critic by declaring him to be disabled.
Gay Marriage Was Minnesota's Top Story Of 2013 Hundreds of gay and lesbian couples married in Minnesota, beginning at the stroke of midnight on Aug. 1.
Church Whistleblower Says She 'Didn't Do Enough' The former church employee who went public with claims that archdiocese leaders in St. Paul mishandled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct still feels like she didn't do enough. Jennifer Haselberger says that as early as 2008, she had been warning church leaders about troubled priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
For Minn. Catholics, Troubling New Abuse ScandalWhen Jennifer Haselberger uncovered what looked like recent, troubling sexual behavior by several Minnesota priests — a stash of possible child pornography on one priest's computer hard drive, another with a well-documented history of sexual compulsion still leading a parish — she tried to ring alarm bells at the top ranks of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese.
Ex-Employee Calls For Review Of Archdiocese FilesA former Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis employee is calling for a "comprehensive, external review" of priest files. Jennifer Haselberger released a statement Saturday asking Archbishop John Nienstedt to publicize a list of clergy who have engaged in acts of sexual misconduct, as well as those who could pose a threat to children. Haselberger worked at the archdiocese from 2008 to last April, when she resigned because of concerns about the way sexual abuse allegations were handled.
Att'y Responds To Latest Allegations Against Catholic ChurchThe top deputy at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis resigned Thursday amid fresh criticism of how top church officials handled cases of priests accused of sexual abuse.