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Lawyers release church official’s deposition

Thursday, April 24, 2014 1:25 PM

Lawyers for alleged victims of sexual abuse by priests say a former top official in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese denied and minimized the problem.

Minn. archbishop deposition on abuse made public

Wednesday, April 23, 2014 2:05 AM

A recording of the deposition of Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt regarding recent cases of alleged clergy sexual abuse was made public Tuesday.

Archbishop deposition on abuse to be made public

Tuesday, April 22, 2014 10:16 AM

Attorneys for victims of alleged sexual abuse by priests are releasing the deposition of Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt.

Abuse task force recommends archdiocese changes

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 10:38 AM

There have been serious shortcomings in how the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has handled allegations of sexual abuse by priests, a task force commissioned by the archdiocese reported Monday.

Prosecutors won’t charge Minnesota archbishop

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 9:42 AM

Archbishop John Nienstedt will not face criminal charges in connection with an allegation that he inappropriately touched a boy in 2009.


Report: Two St. Thomas names on priest abuse list

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 11:04 AM

A report says an official list from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis of priests “credibly accused” of sexual abuse was incomplete, and two priests with St. Thomas connections should be included.

Minn. archdiocese releases additional priest names

Monday, February 17, 2014 12:30 PM

A Minnesota archdiocese has released the names of nine more priests it says were “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of a minor.

Minn. archdiocese releases costs of clergy abuse

Thursday, February 13, 2014 9:47 PM

The Twin Cities Archdiocese said Thursday it has paid more than $8.8 million in the last 10 years over clergy sexual abuse and other misconduct by priests.

Minn. archbishop denies touching minor

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 12:40 PM

The head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced Tuesday that he is stepping aside from public ministry effective immediately after an allegation that he inappropriately touched an underage male. 

Nienstedt homily: Catholic bishops have failed

Sunday, December 15, 2013 2:16 PM

Archbishop John Nienstedt acknowledges that Catholic bishops have failed in their response to the clergy-abuse crisis, according to prepared remarks he’s scheduled to give during a homily Sunday in Edina.

Sullivan addresses past abuse lawsuits against faculty member

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 12:11 AM

President Julie Sullivan said Tuesday the university was aware of sexual abuse allegations made against the Rev. Jean-Pierre Bongila prior to his employment at the university in 2005. 

St. John’s Abbey releases list of 18 accused monks

Monday, December 9, 2013 10:56 PM

St. John’s Abbey published the names Monday of 18 current and former monks it says likely have sexually abused minors. 

Archdiocesan list of abusive priests has connections to St. Thomas

Thursday, December 5, 2013 2:28 PM
File photo of the Rev. John McGrath (The Aquin)

Priests with St. Thomas connections are on the list of clergy accused of sexually abusing minors, which was released by the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis Thursday.

Minn. archdiocese reveals accused priests’ names

Thursday, December 5, 2013 11:51 AM

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday disclosed the names of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors, following months of criticism that church leaders mishandled such allegations.

Archdiocese to release names of accused priests

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 6:20 AM

After receiving approval from Ramsey County Court, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis plans to release information Thursday relating to priests who have been credibly accused of sexually abusing minors.