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.
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.
The New York Times, the Star Tribune and other priests have suggested that Archbishop John Nienstedt step down from his position.
Timothy O’Malley, 58, will become director of ministerial standards and safe environment for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the archdiocese said Monday.
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.
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.