Tag: Clergy abuse
On Feb.11, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis disclosed the names of four men who have substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a minor.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis will enter into mediation toward a settlement with insurance companies and victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse with claims against the archdiocese, a U.S. Bankruptcy Court judge determined Jan. 20.
Pope Francis expressed his hope that truth prevail and justice be served in the Vatican investigation and trial of Jozef Wesolowski, a former archbishop and papal nuncio, who has been accused of sexually abusing young boys.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation has cut nearly $5 million in expenses, almost 20 percent of the Fiscal Year 2015 operating budget, in order to forge sustainable operations. That included the elimination of 11 positions in the Chancery offices.
Pope Francis has established a special body within the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to speed up the process of hearing and ruling on appeals filed by priests laicized or otherwise disciplined in sexual abuse or other serious cases.
The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in our efforts to assure the safety of children and vulnerable adults.
In this issue of The Catholic Spirit, I must again share difficult news with you, but news that will ultimately, I believe, bring healing to this local Church. In this issue, you will find the names and assignments of 17 men who are accused of sexual abuse of a minor when they were assigned as priests. Among these, 10 names are being disclosed for substantiated claims stemming from abuse in this archdiocese; seven are being disclosed because of substantiated claims in other dioceses. These names are new to our disclosure list, although several have been the subject of media reports over the past several decades.
Just as Jesus commanded pastors to leave their flock to find the lost sheep, the church must set out in search of all those who have been abused by clergy and offer them help, said one abuse survivor.