Feds: Priest Blamed Sex Abuse On Cancer He Didn't HaveA former New Mexico priest, who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse and once blamed his behavior on a cancer diagnosis which prosecutors say he didn't have, is scheduled to appear in court Tuesday.
Minnesota Priest Who Molested Boys Removed From PriesthoodPope Francis has removed from the priesthood a former St. Paul priest who pleaded guilty in Minnesota to molesting two boys. Archbishop John Nienstedt of the St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese announced the Vatican's action against Curtis Wehmeyer on Wednesday.
Attorney Releases Names Of 17 Clergy Accused Of Sex AbuseAn attorney has released the names of 17 clergy members accused of sexual abuse or misconduct with a minor in the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis. St. Paul lawyer Jeff Anderson said Wednesday the clergy were identified in notice of claims submitted to the archdiocese and its insurance carriers.
Twin Cities Archdiocese, Vatican Accused Of Destroying Priest Child Porn TapesThere are new allegations that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis destroyed as many as five suspected child porn videos -- and that the Vatican knew what happened. This latest allegation involving the Twin Cities Catholic Church comes as a direct result of a landmark agreement between the church and victims. The agreement has resulted in more names of priests, suspected of sexual abuse against a minor, being released.
Depositions Scheduled In Priest Abuse LawsuitDeposition dates have been set for top officials in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis in a lawsuit filed by a former altar boy who says he was abused in the 1970s. Archbishop John Nienstedt will be deposed March 19 and the Rev. Kevin McDonough, a former vicar general of the archdiocese, will testify March 20.
Archdiocese Facing New Allegations Of Priest AbuseThe Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is facing new accusations of child sexual abuse by a priest. Those claims are part of a new lawsuit filed by a Twin Cities man who said he was molested by Father Francis Hoefgen, who had already admitted to sexually abusing children.