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.
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.