2015 January

Jan 20, 2015: News Release: Bankruptcy Judge Orders All Parties to Mediation

(St. Paul, MN) – At a hearing today, United States Bankruptcy Judge Robert J. Kressel ordered survivors, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and the insurance companies, over objections from the insurance companies, to mediation for resolution of all current and future claims.  The mediation was ordered before Judge Arthur Boylan, a respected and former federal magistrate, now a professional mediator who was instrumental in settling the NFL dispute….

Jan 20, 2015: Media Advisory: Public Nuisance Hearing Today Involving New Ulm Diocese

 Media AdvisoryJanuary 20, 2014Hearing Today on Public Nuisance Claim Involving the Diocese of New Ulm Survivors, advocates pursue transparency, disclosure from the only Minnesota diocese yet to disclose the identities of clerics accused of child sexual abuse(New Ulm, MN) – At a hearing today at 3:00PM in New Ulm at the Brown County Courthouse, attorneys will argue on behalf of sexual abuse survivors to allow public nuisance claims to move forward that were alleged in several lawsuits filed against the New Ulm Diocese. Five lawsuits have been filed on behalf of seven survivors a…

Jan 14, 2015: Files of six Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Priests Released

The files of six priests with allegations of sexually abusing minors or inappropriate behavior with minors in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis were publicly released on January 14, 2015.  
This disclosure of files was agreed upon as part of the settlement of the Doe 1 civil lawsuit in October 2014. 
The list of files released today includes the following priests: Joseph Gallatin; James Murphy; Thaddeus Posey; Raymond Prybis; William Stolzman; and Mark Wehmann. 

Jan 13, 2015: News Release: Boy Scouts, Former Scoutmaster Peter Stibal Named in Civil Lawsuit

 News ReleaseJanuary 13, 2015Doe 29 Lawsuit Names Boy Scouts of America, Northern Star Council, River Hills United Methodist Church and Scoutmaster Peter StibalSystemic Failure of Boy Scouts, Council and Church to Act on Red Flags Regarding Stibal’s Danger to Boys; Perversion Files Demonstrate Their Knowledge of Risk(St. Paul, MN) –   A civil lawsuit was filed today in Ramsey County by a former Boy Scout who was sexually abused by his Scoutmaster, Peter Stibal. The lawsuit names Boy Scouts of America (BSA), Northern Star Council, River Hills United Methodist Church – the troop’s char…

Jan 12, 2015: Marie Mielke (Doe 20) Speaks Publicly About Abuse by Fr. Michael Keating

On January 12, 2015, Marie Mielke (Doe 20), courageously came forward to publicly discuss her sexual abuse at the hands of Michael Keating and how top officials at the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis mishandled the case between 2006 and 2013. Keating’s once secret priest file was also released to the public. In it, internal church documents show how church officials, especially Father Kevin McDonough, chose to protect Keating over Marie and other survivors. Key documents from Keating’s file, the Amended Complaint, and other pertinent documents and statements are posted below. …

Jan 09, 2015: Media Advisory: Doe 20 to Speak Publicly Monday About Abuse by Father Michael Keating

 Media AdvisoryJanuary 9, 2015 Doe 20 to Speak Publicly Monday of Abuse by Father Michael Keating Using Her Name and Telling Her Story Keating’s once-secret priest file to be publicly released for the first time WHAT: At a news conference Monday January 12, 2015 a sexual abuse survivor of Father Michael Keating, Doe 20, along with her attorney Jeff Anderson will:• Speak publicly about the sexual abuse she endured at the hands of Father Keating and her experience in reporting the abuse to the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Doe 20 wants the truth to be k…