Recent Developments Regarding Archdiocese of St. Paul – Minneapolis Cover up

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, amid growing concerns of internal handling of clergy sexual abuse cases, responded to allegations of child pornography involving Father Jonathan Shelley by debating what constitutes the definition of child pornography.

Below you will find a list of documents that contain conversations and correspondence between top church officials including Archbishop John Nienstedt, former Vicar General Peter Laird and canon lawyer and former chancellor for canonical affairs, Jennifer Haselberger.

Also included is the police investigation of Fr. Jonathan Shelley and the court transcript from a hearing in Ramsey County on October 3, 2013 where arguments were heard about the release of a secret list containing 33 names of priests credibly accused of sexual misconduct in the Archdiocese and where Shelley’s police report and the internal investigative process came to light.

Jonathan Shelley Police Report
Court Transcript/10/3/13

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