Vatican Concludes Investigation into Archbishop John Nienstedt

A Vatican investigation into alleged misconduct by former Saint Paul & Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt has cleared him of committing any canonical crime, but determined that certain “imprudent” actions warranted limitations placed on his ministerial ability. “After reviewing all of the information gathered, the Dicasteries for Bishops and for the Doctrine of the Faith concluded … Read more

Court-Appointed Official Says Vatican Failing on Accountability in Nienstedt Case

A court-appointed official for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis is alleging that the Vatican’s Congregation for Bishops is failing to comply with new protocols for bishop accountability created by Pope Francis with regard to a potential investigation into former Archbishop John Nienstedt. Nienstedt led the archdiocese from 2008 until resigning under fire in … Read more

Bisnop John Nienstedt

Current Role Resigned What’s Been Reported Resigned after prosecutors charged the archdiocese with having failed to protect children from unspeakable harm from a pedophile priest.

Victims Sue Vatican, Seeking Names of Thousands of Abusers

Five men who say they were sexually abused by Roman Catholic priests when they were minors are planning to sue the Vatican and are demanding the names of thousands of predator priests they claim have been kept secret by the Holy See. In a Monday news release announcing the lawsuit, Minnesota attorney Jeff Anderson said … Read more

New Allegations Surface Regarding Archbishop McCarrick and Newark Priests

Recent allegations against former Cardinal Theodore McCarrick include reports that he made sexual advances toward seminarians during his tenure as Bishop of Metuchen and Archbishop of Newark. CNA recently spoke to six priests of the Archdiocese of Newark, and one priest member of a religious order who was a seminarian in New York in the … Read more