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The art of apology

The art of apology

| Father Nathaniel Meyers | December 6, 2017 | 1 Comment

My mother passed away this summer rather suddenly, but her many lessons remain with our family. While I learned countless things from my mom, one of the most important things she taught me was the significance of an apology.

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Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

Minnesota supreme court reinstates priest’s sexual misconduct charge

| June 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

The Minnesota Supreme Court reinstated a criminal charge June 24 against Father Christopher Wenthe, convicted in Ramsey County Court in November 2011 for an inappropriate sexual relationship with a woman for whom he was providing spiritual counsel while he was an associate priest of Nativity of Our Lord in St. Paul in 2003.

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‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’

‘O God, be merciful to me, a sinner’

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

“It is an unrealistic and impossible expectation that we will ever be able to completely eliminate all risk of clergy sexual misconduct and abuse from our Church, no matter how hard we try. But that is no reason for not trying and doing all that we can to do better. Ultimately, however, as weak, imperfect, sinful human people, we must rely on God´s grace and mercy to sustain us and help us in all of our efforts to heal, to reconcile and to protect each other from harm.” – Father Timothy Norris

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Independent task force to review archdiocese’s clergy sexual misconduct policies

Independent task force to review archdiocese’s clergy sexual misconduct policies

| October 7, 2013

The Safe Environment and Ministerial Standards Task Force will operate independently of both the vicar for ministerial standards and the archbishop.

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Best-practices approach guides archdiocese’s youth-protection efforts

Best-practices approach guides archdiocese’s youth-protection efforts

| July 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Before joining the archdiocese last February as associate chancellor for civil affairs, Sara Kronholm spent more than a decade as an assistant Hennepin County attorney handling court cases involving abused and neglected children.

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Priest found guilty of sexual misconduct with adult woman

Priest found guilty of sexual misconduct with adult woman

| November 22, 2011 | 2 Comments

The Nov. 15 verdict by a Ramsey County jury finding Father Christopher Wenthe guilty of third degree sexual misconduct as a result of a sexual relationship with a young adult woman “represents the conclusion of a serious boundary violation that should never have been committed,” the archdiocese said in a statement issued the same day.

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Archbishop Dolan blogs about stranger’s anger over abuse

Archbishop Dolan blogs about stranger’s anger over abuse

| Archbishop Timothy Dolan | April 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

What to respond? Yell at him? Cuss him out? Apologize? Deck him? Express understanding? I must admit all such reactions came to mind as I staggered with shame and anger from the damage of the wound he had inflicted with those stinging words.

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How does archdiocese handle reports of sexual misconduct?

How does archdiocese handle reports of sexual misconduct?

| March 30, 2011 | 0 Comments

What happens after an allegation of clergy sexual misconduct is brought to the attention of the archdiocese?

What policies and procedures does the archdiocese follow if the allegation is deemed credible?

Can a clergy member who has committed misconduct that doesn’t involve the abuse of a minor ever be returned to ministry? If so, how is that determination made?

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