2013 November

Nov 27, 2013: News Release: Hearing Monday Regarding Names and Information on Credibly Accused Child Molesting Priests

News ReleaseNovember 27, 2013Hearing Monday Regarding Names and Information on Credibly Accused Child Molesting Priests(St. Paul, MN) – On Monday, December 2, 2013, at 9:30 AM in Ramsey County District Court, Judge John Van de North may decide whether a secret list containing the names of priests credibly accused of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona will be made public.Doe 1, along with his attorneys and other sexual abuse survivors, sought to force the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona, to release this informa…

Nov 27, 2013: Things Not Remembered

What a better place to find evidence of concealing clerical child abuse but in a newly opened secret archive.  Karen Liebreich began digging in a previously closed archive and recounts her findings in “Fallen Order”. Liebreich tells the sordid story of the Piarist Fathers origins and things not remembered.One of those things not remembered is how a child abuser rose to become the General Superior of the Order.  This sounds like foder for the Darknet but the story illustrates how the cover up of child sexual abuse occurs in roman circles.Father Stefano Cherubini Sch.P. was a rich roma…

Nov 26, 2013: Two New Lawsuits Filed Against Bemidji School District: A Lesson Plan in Child Safety

An important lesson plan: our schools need to be safe for our children, not a safe haven for child predators. Bemidji School District was named in two lawsuits filed yesterday in Beltrami County on behalf of two more survivors who were sexually abused by former hockey coach and physical education teacher, John Wangberg, at Central Elementary School.  We now represent five children who have filed lawsuits claiming the school was negligent in allowing Wangberg continued access to children despite receiving reports of inappropriate behavior with minors as early as 2008. Wangberg taught …

Nov 25, 2013: Media Advisory: Attorneys to Announce Settlement in Father Daniel McCormack Sexual Abuse Case

Media AdvisoryNovember 25, 2013Chicago News Conference TuesdayAttorneys to Announce Multi-Million Dollar Settlement in Sexual Abuse Case Involving Father Daniel McCormack and the Archdiocese of Chicago Nine additional cases settled involving multiple clericsJeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman to discuss status of the release of documents and priest files on 30 credibly accused offenders What:  At a news conference on Tuesday, November 26, 2013, in Chicago, sexual abuse attorneys Jeff Anderson and Marc Pearlman will:• Announce a multi-million dollar settlement on behalf of …

Nov 19, 2013: Saint Luke Institute, Father Francis Hoefgen Named in Sexual Abuse Lawsuit

Media AdvisorySt. Paul News Conference Tuesday First Child Victims Act Lawsuit to Name Treatment Facility Run by Bishops Where Known Offenders were Recycled into Ministry Father Francis Hoefgen admitted abuse to police, sent to St. Luke’s and placed back in Hastings parish where he molested Doe 27 Saint Luke Institute, St. John’s, Archdiocese, named in sexual abuse lawsuit What:  At a news conference on Tuesday in St. Paul, Minnesota former priest and monk Patrick J. Wall, along with attorney Jeff Anderson, will:  • Announce the filing of a sexual abuse lawsuit on behalf of…

Nov 14, 2013: News Release: Archdiocese Hires Inside Firm to Review Priest Files

 November 14, 2013Archdiocese Hires Insider to Conduct Review of Priest FilesArchbishop Nienstedt to decide what information is accessible for review Statement of Attorney Mike Finnegan(St. Paul, Minnesota) – Today the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and Archbishop Nienstedt announced the hiring of Kinsale Management Consulting to conduct a review of clergy files. The firm’s founder, Kathleen McChesney, Ph.D., is the former head of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Office for Child and Youth Protection. We are concerned that Archbishop Nienstedt chose another chur…

Nov 12, 2013: News Release: Milwaukee Archdiocese, Insurers Exclude Abuse Survivors From Settlement Negotiations

News ReleaseNovember 12,
2013Attorneys for the Archdiocese of
Milwaukee and its Insurers
Reach Confidential Settlement
Excluding Sexual Abuse Survivors 
Archbishop breaks promise to treat
survivors fairly during bankruptcy
(Milwaukee, WI) –
Yesterday the Archdiocese of Milwaukee filed legal papers in the United
States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin seeking to extend
the stay of proceedings due to a confidential settlement agreement reached
between the Archdiocese and one of its primary insurers, LMI. While at first
glance this seems to bring…