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.
A Minnesota archdiocese has released the names of nine more priests it says were “credibly accused” of sexual abuse of a minor.
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.
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.
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 published the names Monday of 18 current and former monks it says likely have sexually abused minors.
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.
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.
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.