Tag: Clergy abuse

Dialogue paved road to dropped criminal charges

Dialogue paved road to dropped criminal charges

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 2, 2016

July 20, 2016, was an important day for this local Church. In open court, the archdiocese reported significant progress on its efforts under the Civil Settlement Agreement — reached and announced last December — to create the safest environment possible for children. Ramsey County District Court Judge Teresa Warner then commended the archdiocese and described our actions taken in concert with the Ramsey County attorney as “the right thing to do.”

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After document release, Archbishop Nienstedt maintains misconduct allegations are false

After document release, Archbishop Nienstedt maintains misconduct allegations are false

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

With the closure of the criminal case, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office made public documents from its investigation of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including memos and affidavits addressing an inquiry of whether Archbishop John Nienstedt, then head of the archdiocese, may have mishandled a clergy sex abuse case because of his friendship with former priest Curtis Wehmeyer and his own alleged sexual misconduct.

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Archbishop Hebda elaborates on charge dismissal, Archbishop Nienstedt investigation

Archbishop Hebda elaborates on charge dismissal, Archbishop Nienstedt investigation

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda takes questions on the archdiocese’s child-protection efforts, decision not to plead guilty to the criminal charges and plans for the release of documents tied to the 2014 internal investigation of Archbishop John Nienstedt.

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Judge: Parishes, other Catholic entities will not be forced to merge assets with archdiocese in bankruptcy proceedings

Judge: Parishes, other Catholic entities will not be forced to merge assets with archdiocese in bankruptcy proceedings

| July 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

“Even if I had the authority to substantively consolidate the debtor with non-consenting, eleemosynary [nonprofit] non-debtors, the committee failed to allege sufficient facts to support substantive consolidation,” Judge Robert Kressel wrote in a 10-page decision.

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Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

Keeping the faith in tumultuous times

| November 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

With the Nov. 6 release of the new movie “Spotlight” — a film that centers on the investigation by the Boston Globe that brought the clergy sexual abuse scandal out into the open in 2002 — the curtain is raised yet again on a tragic piece of history in the U.S. Church.

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Spotlight

Spotlight

| John Mulderig | November 10, 2015 | 2 Comments

The clergy abuse-themed drama “Spotlight” is a movie no Catholic will want to see. Whether it’s a film many mature Catholics ought to see is a different question entirely.

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A year after Doe 1

A year after Doe 1

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

What the ‘new day’ and ‘new way’ look like now

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Archdiocese, state in ongoing talks on criminal and civil charges

Archdiocese, state in ongoing talks on criminal and civil charges

| November 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the State of Minnesota will continue meeting outside of court to discuss criminal and civil charges the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office filed against the archdiocese, attorneys for both parties said in an initial hearing Oct. 29 in Ramsey County Court.

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Judge grants access to sexual abuse claims to leaders from implicated parishes

Judge grants access to sexual abuse claims to leaders from implicated parishes

| September 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

A federal bankruptcy judge ruled Sept. 3 that access to confidential sexual abuse claims made against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis shall include parishes implicated in the claims.

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Roseville priest under investigation following abuse allegation

Roseville priest under investigation following abuse allegation

| August 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis stated Aug. 27 that it received a credible allegation of sexual abuse against Father Robert Fitzpatrick, pastor of two Roseville parishes, Corpus Christi and St. Rose of Lima. The allegation is under investigation.

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Archdiocese to sponsor support group for victims/survivors

Archdiocese to sponsor support group for victims/survivors

| July 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Organizers hope specifically to reach men harmed by clergy

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Names released of seven Oblate priests accused of sexual abuse

Names released of seven Oblate priests accused of sexual abuse

| July 14, 2015 | 0 Comments

Following the July 7 release of the names of seven Oblate priests credibly accused of abuse, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reached out to the parishes where the men served to show support and assistance for parishioners and any victims/survivors who may come forward.

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