Pope Accepts Resignation Of McCarrick After Sex Abuse ClaimsBreaking with past practice, Francis decided to act swiftly on the resignation offered by the emeritus archbishop of Washington, D.C., even before the accusations are investigated by church officials.
Archbishop Apologizes, Addresses Sex Abuse ScandalArchbishop John Nienstedt addressed the sex abuse scandal involving priests in the St. Paul and Minneapolis Archdiocese at two mass services Sunday in Edina.
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.