Tag: Clergy abuse

Staff reduction part of archdiocese’s budget cuts

Staff reduction part of archdiocese’s budget cuts

| November 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Pope sets up new body to speed handling of sex abuse appeals

Pope sets up new body to speed handling of sex abuse appeals

| Cindy Wooden | November 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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From the courtroom to cooperation

From the courtroom to cooperation

| October 23, 2014 | 3 Comments

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.

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Working together to right wrongs, do what’s best

Working together to right wrongs, do what’s best

| October 22, 2014

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.

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Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

Clergy sex abuse victim finds healing in Christ

| Susan Klemond for The Catholic Spirit | August 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Growing up in the small southwestern North Dakota town of Elgin in the 1960s, Fred Schilling understood that adults expected children to be quiet, and that priests were often placed in an exalted position.

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Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

Like good shepherd, church must seek out, help abused, says survivor

| Carol Glatz | July 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

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.

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Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

Vatican revising canon law on abuse penalties, cardinal says

| Cindy Wooden | July 24, 2014 | 2 Comments

Church law has procedures and penalties for effectively dealing with allegations of clerical sexual abuse, but the Vatican is working to revise a section of the Code of Canon Law to make those norms and procedures clearer and, therefore, more effective, said the president of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts.

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Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

Lead by example: Pope offers abuse victims open ear, open heart

| Carol Glatz | July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

More than a meeting and homily, Pope Francis laid out a clear road map for the church when he celebrated Mass and welcomed abuse survivors to the Vatican.

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Irish abuse victim who met with pope calls it ‘huge vindication’

Irish abuse victim who met with pope calls it ‘huge vindication’

| Michael Kelly | July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

One of the Irish survivors of clerical sexual abuse who met Pope Francis July 7 described the encounter as a “huge vindication” for her.

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Text of pope’s homily during Mass with survivors of clerical sex abuse

Text of pope’s homily during Mass with survivors of clerical sex abuse

I know that these wounds are a source of deep and often unrelenting emotional and spiritual pain, and even despair. Many of those who have suffered in this way have also sought relief in the path of addiction. Others have experienced difficulties in significant relationships, with parents, spouses and children. Suffering in families has been especially grave, since the damage provoked by abuse affects these vital family relationships.

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Vatican laicizes former nuncio in connection with abuse allegations

Vatican laicizes former nuncio in connection with abuse allegations

| Carol Glatz | July 2, 2014 | 0 Comments

A Vatican investigation has led to the expulsion of a former Vatican ambassador from the priesthood in response to allegations of sexually abusing minors.

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Archbishop Nienstedt returns to public ministry

Archbishop Nienstedt returns to public ministry

| March 11, 2014

Ramsey County Attorney’s Office says charges will not be filed

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