Current Role Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota Official Web Site: http://www.crookston.org/ Mailing Address: 1200 Memorial Drive, Crookston, MN 56716, USA Telephone: (218)281-4533 What Has Been Reported Hoeppner is the first U.S. bishop to be investigated for coverup under Vatican’s new sexual abuse protocols Hoeppner was caught apparently lying under oath about the coverup of abuse. Hoeppner […]
The Holy See’s relationship with a disreputable Swiss bank triggered an internal dispute between the Secretariat of State and Vatican financial authorities. At the center of the conflict was a multimillion-dollar line of credit used to fund a controversial investment in London property speculation. Sources inside the Vatican’s Prefecture for the Economy confirmed to CNA […]
A Roman Catholic priest who was stationed throughout various churches in Middlesex County was taken into custody Wednesday in Ocean County. He is charged with three counts of aggravated sexual assault of a minor between 13 and 16 years old, reported MyCentralJersey.com. The priest is Patrick Kuffner, 72. Three different people have now come forward […]
Interreligious dialogue is an important way to counter fundamentalist groups as well as the unjust accusation that religions sow division, Pope Francis said. Meeting with members of the Argentine Institute for Interreligious Dialogue Nov. 18, the pope said that in “today’s precarious world, dialogue among religions is not a weakness. It finds its reason for […]
The case of a notorious Baltimore-area Catholic priest is cited in a recent report as a key example of how church officials shuffled clergy accused of sexual abuse, leaving more children at risk. Church leaders in Bridgeport, Connecticut knew about allegations against Laurence Brett in the 1960s, according to an independent review of how the […]
Since the 1950s, there have been six priests and one deacon that have credible allegations of child sexual abuse while assigned or associated with the Diocese of Boise, according to a list released by the Diocese. Incidents date back to 1950, with some as recent as 2018. The Diocese said the incidents are dated to […]
New state laws encouraging child sex-abuse victims to come forward are expected to spur a wave of lawsuits against insurance companies. Twenty-two states and Washington, D.C., have laws going into effect this year that extend or eliminate the statute of limitations for child sex-abuse claims against alleged abusers or the institutions they were affiliated with, […]
The Catholic Church in the United States has spent a staggering amount of money — close to $4 billion in the past 20 years — to investigate, adjudicate and prevent clergy sex abuse, and to compensate victims for the harm they’ve suffered. And as those expenses have prompted dioceses to lay off staff, sell property […]
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Remove Rossi Why is a sexual predator running the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception?