Tag: Safe Environment

Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

Judge hopes agreement inspires long-term change

| July 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ director and deputy director for Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards appeared in Ramsey County court July 10 to provide Judge Teresa Warner with a status report on the archdiocese’s compliance efforts to ensure safe environments for children.

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New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

New child protection experts graduate from Rome’s Jesuit university

| Carol Glatz | June 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

The ceremony, held June 14 at the Gregorian University, included a panel discussion with five post-doctoral students and a poster exhibition of all 24 students’ final theses and research. Drew Dillingham of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Child and Youth Protection Office was one of those completing the program.

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Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

Archbishop Hebda: Goal is ‘fair compensation as soon as possible’ for victims

| March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

In a March 26 letter and video statement to local Catholics, Archbishop Bernard Hebda said that the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is hoping to soon resolve its Chapter 11 Reorganization and provide fair compensation for victims/survivors of clergy sexual abuse.

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Archdiocese on track to meet settlement’s first-year requirements, but work remains

Archdiocese on track to meet settlement’s first-year requirements, but work remains

| December 8, 2016 | 2 Comments

One year after the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis reached a significant settlement agreement with the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office pledging to continue to improve safe environment policies and granting the county oversight, it is preparing to report to the court on progress made.

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Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped

Criminal charges against archdiocese dropped

| July 20, 2016 | 3 Comments

The Ramsey County Attorney dismissed criminal charges against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis July 20, citing the two parties’ collaboration in child protection efforts.

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USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

USCCB abuse audit warns of complacency, cites ‘room for improvement’

| Mark Pattison | May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

The annual report on the implementation of the U.S. bishops’ “Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People” warns against complacency in dioceses, and the firm contracted to conduct audits of dioceses and parishes said there was “plenty of room for improvement” in implementing two of the charter’s articles.

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After investigation, Roseville priest returns to ministry

After investigation, Roseville priest returns to ministry

| March 17, 2016 | 4 Comments

Father Robert Fitzpatrick has been reinstated to public ministry after an abuse claim made against him was found unsubstantiated, Archbishop Bernard Hebda announced March 17.

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Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

Archdiocese, county attorney settle civil abuse case with child-protection action plan

| December 18, 2015 | 0 Comments

“If there were any doubts about the archdiocese’s pledge to keeping kids safe, the provisions announced today, going beyond what the law would require, should help put those doubts to rest,” Archbishop Bernard Hebda said at a news conference.

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Archdiocese’s safe environment program to be audited onsite in 2015

Archdiocese’s safe environment program to be audited onsite in 2015

| December 17, 2014 | 0 Comments

This spring, an external agency will conduct an onsite audit of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ safe environment policies and procedures to determine compliance with the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

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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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Local Church leaders participate in updated training

Local Church leaders participate in updated training

| September 24, 2014 | 0 Comments

Enhanced ‘Essential 3’ roll-out part of implementing task force recommendations to better protect the young and vulnerable

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Task force recommendations coming to fruition

Task force recommendations coming to fruition

| August 28, 2014

I was pleased to announce the appointment of Deputy Chief Administrative Law Judge Timothy O’Malley to the new position of Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment for the Archdiocese.

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