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Sep
18
2014
Documents: | 2:15 PM          
Abuse Survivors Speak Publicly, File Lawsuits Against St. John's Abbey

Clear and Present Danger at St. John’s Abbey and
in the Diocese of St. Cloud

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Sep
17
2014
Documents: | 12:39 PM          
Media Advisory: Abuse Survivors to Speak Publicly, File Lawsuits Against St. John's Abbey

AdvisorySeptember 17, 2014 St. Paul News Conference Thursday Clear and Present Danger at St. John’s Abbey and in the Diocese of St. Cloud Sexual abuse survivors to speak and bring legal action

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Sep
16
2014
Documents: | 10:00 AM          
File of "Most Abusive Priest" Fr. Louis Heitzer Released Today

Father Louis Heitzer is believed to have abused young boys in every location he worked, ruining the lives of many, and was never held accountable for his actions. Ordained in 1942, Heitzer worked at several parishes during his 25+ years in the priesthood. He worked in cities including Winsted, St. Paul, Marshall, Sleepy Eye, Olivia, Winthrop, Clearwater, Heidelberg, Lexington, Union Hill, Forest Lake, Ivanhoe and Nevis, Minnesota. At least three Archbishops knew of Heitzer’s inappropriate behavior with children and numerous parents sent letters to Church officials detailing accounts of sexua...

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Sep
15
2014
Documents: | 4:08 PM          
News Release: Judge's Order Puts Public Safety and Child Protection First

(St. Paul, MN) – Today, Judge John Van de North issued an order bifurcating the Doe 1 v. Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and Diocese of Winona civil lawsuit. The decision today to separately try the public nuisance claim before the negligence claim is a giant step forward for public safety and child protection. The trial for the public nuisance claim is scheduled to begin November 3, 2014, followed by the trial of the negligence claim on January 5, 2015. “The harm being done by the...

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Sep
11
2014
Documents: | 8:02 AM          
Media Advisory: Duluth Diocese Seeks to Keep Testimony, Documents Secret

 Media AdvisorySeptember 11, 2014 Diocese of Duluth Seeks to Keep Clergy Abuse Documents and Officials’ Testimony Secret in Hearing Today (Duluth, MN) – Today, at 1:00 PM in St. Louis County District Court, the Diocese of Duluth will ask the Court to issue a protective order to keep confidential the files and documents pertaining to clergy accused of sexual misconduct in the Diocese. The Duluth Diocese released a list of 17 names of priests with credible allegations of child sexual abuse in December 2013 and its request for a protective order demonstrates a step in the wrong direction.&...

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Sep
10
2014
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Doe 1 Court of Appeals Order Denying Change of Venue

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Media Advisory: Abuse Survivors Seek Release of Names from Diocese of New Ulm

Diocese of New Ulm Continues to Keep Secret the Identities of 12 Priests Accused of Child Sexual Abuse Survivors, advocates pursue transparency and disclosure

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Sep
05
2014
Documents: | 10:02 AM          
Release of Richard Jeub Priest File

As part of an ongoing civil lawsuit, the once-secret priest file of Richard Jeub was publicly released today. Throughout his 40+ years as a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, several survivors, including adult women and children, have come forward alleging sexual abuse by Jeub. In late 1969, early 1970, Jeub and another child abuser, Father Jerome Kern, switched parishes. Kern left his assignment at St. Mark’s in St. Paul to become assistant pastor at Our Lady of Grace in Edina, while Jeub left his position at Our Lady of Grace, to work at St. Mark’s.

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Sep
03
2014
Documents: | 9:12 AM          
Judge Rules Public Nuisance Claim against the Archdiocese, Diocese of Winona, Can Proceed to Trial

After hearing oral arguments from all parties on July 21, 2014, Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North issued an Order today denying the Archdiocese of St. Paul & Minneapolis and Diocese of Winona’s request to dismiss the public nuisance legal claim in the Doe 1 lawsuit.

The Court found, “Failing to disclose information about an accused priest is akin to, and conceivably more offensive and dangerous, than other acts that have been considered public nuisances . . . . [t]he Court need look no further than Fathers Adamson and Curtis Wehmeyer as unfortunate examples of the horren...

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Aug
14
2014
Documents: | 4:37 PM          
News Release: Judge Upholds Arbitration Award Involving the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph

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Abuse Survivors Speak Publicly, File Lawsuits Against St. John's Abbey
Abuse Survivors Speak Publicly, File Lawsuits Against St. John's Abbey
Clear and Present Danger at St. John’s Abbey and in the Diocese of St. Cloud ... READ MORE
Media Advisory: Abuse Survivors to Speak Publicly, File Lawsuits Against St. John's Abbey
File of "Most Abusive Priest" Fr. Louis Heitzer Released Today