- Oct 27, 2020
In a period of time in which Marie Collins, clergy sex abuse survivor, resigned her place on a Vatican commission attempting to deal with new policies for dealing with clerical abuse, the spotlight has returned to these issues with new focus. A priest who resigned in frustration over mishandled abuse cases has now decided to leave the priesthood entirely.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Tuesday filed an updated bankruptcy plan that more than doubles the amount of money set aside for victims of clerical sexual abuse. In a statement, the archdiocese said the new plan raises the proposed trust fund for claimants from $65 million to more than $130 million.
Civil authorities in Minnesota have dismissed criminal charges filed last year against the Archdiocese of St. Paul-Minneapolis, and the parties had amended a settlement agreement they reached in December on a related civil petition.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis publicly admitted wrongdoing Wednesday for the way it handled sexual abuse allegations against a former priest, while prosecutors dropped criminal charges that alleged the archdiocese turned a blind eye to repeated misconduct by the defrocked cleric.
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Attorneys on Tuesday accused a Minnesota archdiocese of sheltering more than $1 billion in assets to avoid big payouts to abuse survivors as part of the church’s bankruptcy case. They say the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis has some $1.7 billion in assets — far
Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis, who resigned in June 2015 amid controversy over his handling of sexual abuse allegations, now has been accused of failing to act when a member of his own extended family was molested by a fellow priest. The charge comes in a May 4 report