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Clergy abuse victim, abuser want to create resource center

Monday, September 14, 2015 11:19 AM

A woman who was molested by a nun is teaming up with a priest convicted of sexual misconduct to create a resource center for victims of sexual abuse.

Attorneys say settlement reached in lawsuit over alleged abuse at St. John’s Abbey

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 3:14 PM

A Minnesota man has settled a lawsuit with St. John’s Abbey that will force the release of personnel files for 19 monks accused of sexually abusing minors, attorneys said Monday.

Allegations against Keating no longer heard as a lawsuit

Sunday, March 8, 2015 8:09 PM

The sexual abuse allegations against the Rev. Michael Keating will no longer be heard as a lawsuit in the state court because of the Archdiocese’s bankruptcy declaration. 

More names released of clergy members accused of sexual abuse, misconduct

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 10:49 PM

The names of 17 more clergy members in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis accused of sexual abuse or misconduct were released on Feb. 11.

Archdiocese bankruptcy unlikely to affect St. Thomas

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 4:52 PM

While St. Thomas collaborates with the archdiocese on educational and service programs, it is financially independent and is not owned or operated by the archdiocese.

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese files for bankruptcy

Friday, January 16, 2015 11:54 AM

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed for bankruptcy protection on Friday, saying it’s the best way for the church to get as many resources as possible to victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Archdiocese files lawsuit against insurance companies

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 11:17 PM

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis filed a lawsuit against 20 insurance companies in an effort to force the insurers to cover its liability for clergy sex abuse claims.

Archdiocese financial situation could affect SJV

Saturday, November 22, 2014 12:25 AM

The archdiocese reported a $9.1 million operating deficit and is considering filing for bankruptcy as its financial condition has become more uncertain.

Minnesota churches settle clergy abuse lawsuit

Monday, October 13, 2014 6:39 PM

Victims of clery sex abuse and Minnesota Catholic church leaders announced a settlement Monday.

Investigation: University unaware of allegations against Keating

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 8:34 PM

President Julie Sullivan announced Tuesday that no university employees in a position of authority over the Rev. Michael Keating had prior knowledge of allegations against him. 

Lawsuit filed against archdiocese

Saturday, September 27, 2014 2:04 PM

A woman who filed suit against the Rev. Michael Keating last October is now suing the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis for negligence related to the abuse.

The Rev. Michael Keating resigns

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:25 PM
The Rev. Michael Keating was a member of the Catholic Studies faculty from 2005-2014. He resigned Tuesday and said he will take with him "fond memories of the St. Thomas community." (Madeleine Davidson/TommieMedia)

The Rev. Michael Keating, a St. Thomas faculty member who worked in the Catholic studies department, resigned Tuesday.

Members of theology department send letter to Nienstedt

Tuesday, September 16, 2014 8:15 AM

Twelve tenured faculty members of the St. Thomas theology department sent a letter to Archbishop John Nienstedt Monday criticizing the archdiocese’s handling of sex abuse by priests.

News outlets, priests pressure Nienstedt to resign

Sunday, September 14, 2014 9:15 PM
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The New York Times, the Star Tribune and other priests have suggested that Archbishop John Nienstedt step down from his position.

Judge won’t dismiss nuisance claim against church

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 2:51 PM

The case will be the first clerical sexual abuse case nationwide to use the public nuisance theory at trial.