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Jul
09
2014
Documents: | 9:53 AM          
Secret Archdiocese Documents on Former Priest Joseph Wajda Released Publicly Today

(St. Paul, MN) –  Secret priest file documents produced under court order by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on former priest and accused child molester Joseph Wajda have been released publicly. The Archdiocese produced the documents as part of a civil lawsuit, Doe 1 vs. the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, Diocese of Winona and Thomas Adamson.  Adamson is a former priest who is alleged to have sexually abused Doe 1 in the 1970s.

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Jul
07
2014
Article: Alan Scher Zagier | 8:53 PM          
Pioneer Press: Former St. Paul bishop won't testify, as St. Louis case settled

The Archdiocese of St. Louis announced a confidential settlement in a priest sex-abuse case scheduled to go to trial Monday but questioned the truth of a 22-year-old woman's statement that she was molested as a young girl.The settlement for an undisclosed amount of money in the suit against defrocked Catholic priest Joseph Ross also spared the archdiocese from possible public disclosure of further details on hundreds of abuse complaints against its employees over decades.The woman, identified in court documents only as Jane Doe, had accused Ross of molesting her as a small girl between 1997...

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Jun
24
2014
Documents: | 12:41 PM          
News Release: Hearing Wednesday Seeks Electronically Stored Information from Archdiocese

 News ReleaseJune 24, 2014Sexual abuse survivor, attorneys will request release of electronically stored information from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and MinneapolisRamsey County Hearing Moved to 9:00 AM Wednesday, June 25, 2014(St. Paul, MN) – On Wednesday June 25, 2014, at 9:00 AM in Ramsey County District Court, Judge John Van de North may decide whether the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona will be required to turn over electronically stored information in the Doe 1 civil lawsuit filed in May 2013. Doe 1, along with his attorneys are also seeking a...

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Article: AndersonAdvocates | 9:40 AM          
Deposition of Father Jerome Kern

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Jun
13
2014
Article: AndersonAdvocates | 10:22 AM          
Archbishop Carlson's Full video Deposition Testimony

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Jun
11
2014
Article: | 4:19 PM          
Thomas Adamson Deposition Transcript

Click here for Thomas Adamson Depo 5-16-14 - redacted

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Documents: | 4:12 PM          
Archbishop Carlson Deposition transcript

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Article: | 1:49 PM          
News Release: Testimony of Former Priest Thomas Adamson Released Today

(St. Paul, MN) – The sworn testimony of former priest Thomas Adamson has been publicly released by attorneys as a part of a civil lawsuit filed in 2013 in Ramsey County. Adamson’s deposition was taken May 16, 2014 as a part of a civil lawsuit, Doe 1 vs. the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis, Diocese of Winona and Adamson....

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Article: | 10:05 AM          
Thomas Adamson Deposition Release

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Article: David Unze | 9:53 AM          
SCTimes: Family accuses ex-St. John's Prep headmaster of abuse

COLLEGEVILLE St. John's Abbey Abbot John Klassen on Tuesday called allegations of inappropriate sexual contact by a former St. John's Prep School headmaster against a former member of the St. John's Boys' Choir unsubstantiated and defended his integrity and character.The allegations of inappropriate contact by the Rev. Timothy Backous surfaced in a letter sent May 31 by Chris and Kathy McDermid, who live in St. Cloud and whose son was in the choir when it made a trip to Europe in 1990, to Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The letter was copied to Klassen...

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Secret Archdiocese Documents on Former Priest Joseph Wajda Released Publicly Today
Secret Archdiocese Documents on Former Priest Joseph Wajda Released Publicly Today
 News ReleaseJuly 9, 2014Secret Archdiocese Documents on Former Priest Joseph Wajda Released Pu... READ MORE
Pioneer Press: Former St. Paul bishop won't testify, as St. Louis case settled
News Release: Hearing Wednesday Seeks Electronically Stored Information from Archdiocese