Bishop Banned From Public Ministry In Diocese He Formerly Led

The former bishop of the Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota, Bishop Michael Hoeppner, will not return to do any ministry in the diocese and will have his retirement compensation cut, the diocese’s new shepherd announced on March 7. Hoeppner resigned on April 13, 2021 at the request of Pope Francis following a 20-month-long investigation into claims … Read more

Bishop Hoeppner Becomes 9th U.S. Bishop Forced to Resign In Post-McCarrick Sex Abuse Crisis

  Over two years after Vatican Sex Summit, Bishop Hoeppner FINALLY held accountable.   ABC News reports: Minnesota bishop who was investigated by the Vatican for allegedly interfering with past investigations into clergy sexual abuse has resigned, the Vatican said Tuesday. Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner and named a temporary replacement … Read more

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

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. Hoeppner has been in the public eye for allegations of sexual abuse cover-up. He has the … Read more

Vatican Orders Additional Investigation Into Bishop Hoeppner

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 … Read more

WATCH: Are Bishops Using ‘Boundary Violation Policies’ To Selectively Persecute Orthodox Priests?   There is something seriously wrong in the Church when it comes to the relationship between many priests and their bishops. There are loads of priests who simply do not trust their bishop, period. They see them as weak, vengeful, manipulative, homosexual, thieving or a host of other terms we’ve been told. Rightly or wrongly, … Read more

Laity Call for Resignation of Bishop Michael Hoeppner

  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 … Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner

Current Role Resigned as Bishop of Crookston, Minnesota Official Web Site: Mailing Address: 1200 Memorial Drive, Crookston, MN 56716, USA Telephone: (218)281-4533 What Has Been Reported Forced to resign on April 13, 2020 First U.S. bishop to be investigated for coverup under Vatican’s new sexual abuse protocols Caught apparently lying under oath about the … Read more