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LISTEN: Victim Tells His Story About Abuse Cover-Up In the Diocese of Crookston Minnesota

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Al Kresta of Ave Maria Radio interviews Ron Vasek on February 18, 2020 regarding his experience with Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the diocese of Crookston, Minnesota. Click the play button on the player below to hear the interview. https://audio.avemariaradio.net/2020/02/kpm_20200218_2.mp3 Hoeppner has been in the public eye for allegations of sexual abuse cover-up. He has the […]

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Vatican Orders Additional Investigation Into Bishop Hoeppner

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The Diocese of Crookston announced Tuesday that the Vatican has ordered additional investigation into the conduct of Bishop Michael Hoeppner, the first U.S. bishop to be investigated through a process developed by Pope Francis last year. Hoeppner will not be permitted to oversee sexual abuse cases in his diocese during the follow-up investigation. “Archbishop Bernard […]

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Laity Call for Resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner

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  A group of faithful Catholics in Minnesota are demanding that their bishop step down. Launching a petition to demand the resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner of the diocese of Crookston, the document will be submitted to Cdl. Sean O’Malley, president of the Vatican’s Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors. The group cites Hoeppner’s […]

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Bishop Michael Hoeppner

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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 […]

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Vos Estis: Why Crookston but not Buffalo?

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US Church authorities seem hesitant to test the new Vatican law Interesting times got more interesting this week, when the Archdiocese of St Paul-Minneapolis confirmed to the Catholic News Agency that the Congregation for Bishops has authorised an investigation into the conduct of a sitting bishop, Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, under the procedures outlined in Pope […]

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Minnesota Bishop Hoeppner Under Investigation

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Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced by Pope Francis earlier this year. Hoeppner, Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota, will be investigated by Minneapolis’ Archbishop Bernard Hebda, on charges that Hoeppner thwarted a police or canonical investigation of clerical sexual misconduct in his diocese. “I have […]