Joe Ruff

Joe is the news editor of The Catholic Spirit. You can e-mail him at ruffj@archspm.org.

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Archbishop listens, shares ideas on abuse crisis with young adults

Archbishop listens, shares ideas on abuse crisis with young adults

| December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda listened, shared and reflected for more than two hours Dec. 10 with young adults concerned about healing the hurt and rebuilding the trust that has been lost in the Church sexual abuse scandal.

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Attorneys recognized for work in archdiocesan bankruptcy case

Attorneys recognized for work in archdiocesan bankruptcy case

| November 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

The 2018 Attorneys of the Year were chosen for such attributes as leadership, involvement in major cases, excellence in corporate or transactional services, and public service.

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Former Wisconsin priest arrested on 30-year-old abuse accusations

Former Wisconsin priest arrested on 30-year-old abuse accusations

| November 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

A former Wisconsin priest was arrested Nov. 16 in Minneapolis and charged with sexual abuse of minors in accusations of behavior that date back to when he was serving in the priesthood in Wisconsin more than 30 years ago.

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Diocese of Winona-Rochester  to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

Diocese of Winona-Rochester to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

| November 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy by the end of November to compensate victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse and to ensure the diocese’s daily operations can continue uninterrupted, Bishop John Quinn said in a Nov. 18 letter included in parish bulletins at weekend Masses.

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