2016 April

Apr 11, 2016: Video: Top Official at St. John’s Abbey Named in Two Lawsuits, Press Conference Tuesday

At a news conference on Tuesday in St. Paul, attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Bryant will announce the filing of two civil lawsuits naming St. John’s Abbey and Father Tom Andert as defendants. One of the survivors, sexually abused by Fr. Andert when he was 14 years old, will speak publicly using his name at tomorrow’s press conference. The second survivor, Doe 324, was sexually abused by Fr. Andert in approximately 1970-1971.

Apr 06, 2016: Stearns County Judges Order Release of Priest Files in the Diocese of St. Cloud; Allow Nuisance Claims to Move Forward

Diocese of St. Cloud’s Secrecy Practices Cracked By Two Stearns County JudgesJudge Frederick Grunke gives green light to survivor’s public nuisance action against the Diocese of St. Cloud Judge Kris Davick-Halfen orders release of priest files Doe 65 Order 4-1-16Doe 50 Order 3-29-16(St. Cloud, MN) – Judge Frederick Grunke’s order, issued April 1, 2016, says that the Diocese of St. Cloud’s long-standing practices of concealment and protection of sexual abusers created a dangerous condition that threatens public safety. Judge Grunke wrote in his order that the “harboring and …