Tag: clergy sex abuse

Sex abuse claims against deceased New Brighton pastor under investigation

Sex abuse claims against deceased New Brighton pastor under investigation

| March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Msgr. Paul Koscielniak, the parish’s pastor from 1950-1977, has been accused of abusing an altar server multiple times between 1969 and 1975, when the boy was between the ages of 10 and 15.

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Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse

Priest offers suffering from brain tumor for victims of clergy sex abuse

| Sean Gallagher | March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Father John Hollowell cried as he sat in the confessional of St. Paul the Apostle Church in Greencastle.

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One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

One year after abuse summit, Church reviews progress, additional needs

| Carol Glatz | February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Since Pope Francis convened a historic summit at the Vatican one year ago to address clergy sex abuse and accountability, much has been done, but advocates say more is needed.

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Archbishop Hebda to further investigate Crookston bishop

Archbishop Hebda to further investigate Crookston bishop

| February 4, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Congregation for Bishops in Rome has authorized Archbishop Bernard Hebda to further investigate claims that Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston interfered with an investigation of clerical sexual misconduct, according to a Feb. 4 statement from the archdiocese.

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Archdiocese of New Orleans responds to story NFL team helping cover up abuse claims

Archdiocese of New Orleans responds to story NFL team helping cover up abuse claims

| January 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

The New Orleans Saints said in a Jan. 24 statement that the football team has “no interest in concealing information from the press or public” in any matter related to clergy sex abuse.

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Ramsey County oversight is ending, but leaders say Church is ready to hold itself accountable

Ramsey County oversight is ending, but leaders say Church is ready to hold itself accountable

| January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

“We obviously have to continue our efforts,” John Choi said. “The archdiocese will be doing that now without the court order, but I believe that they’re very well poised and positioned to continue the progress.”

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Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

Abuse crisis, leadership failure seen having impact on Church giving

| September 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered.

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Archbishop: Pope’s legislation on clergy abuse includes ‘groundbreaking provisions’

Archbishop: Pope’s legislation on clergy abuse includes ‘groundbreaking provisions’

| May 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

“I am grateful that these new norms envision the meaningful engagement of lay experts, whose professional skills are clearly needed to accomplish this difficult work,” Archbishop Hebda said.

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Priests gather to listen, reflect on abuse scandals

Priests gather to listen, reflect on abuse scandals

| March 1, 2019 | 0 Comments

Father DeGrood and Father Johnson emphasized that each survivor’s story and path of healing is unique, and that’s also true for priests and laypeople affected by the crisis.

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Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

Cardinal: Delay in vote on abuse response proposals a ‘bump in the road’

| Dennis Sadowski | November 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

A Vatican-requested delay in adopting practices that are expected to boost accountability among U.S. bishops in their response to clergy sex abuse is a “bump in the road,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

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Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

Newspapers examine U.S. bishops’ responses to abuse allegations

| Carol Zimmermann | November 5, 2018 | 0 Comments

The Boston Globe and the Philadelphia Inquirer newspapers teamed up for an article published in both daily papers Nov. 4 that examined ways it said the U.S. bishops have failed to police themselves even since their 2002 gathering in Dallas about clergy sex abuse when they “promised that the church’s days of concealment and inaction were over.”

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Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

Cardinal Wuerl’s letter to priests expresses ‘anguish’ for suffering

| August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Cardinal Wuerl asked the priests of his archdiocese to accept his “contrition for any suffering I have caused, as well as the grace to find, with you, ways of healing, ways of offering fruitful guidance in this darkness.”

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