(RNS) — As papal nuncio, did Viganò put a stop to the investigation of then-archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, John Nienstedt, who had been credibly accused of sexual abuse?
(RNS) A Vatican spokesman says the release of documents alleging its former ambassador to the U.S. tried to stop an investigation of a Minnesota archbishop 'is a very complex issue' that will require further study.
MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) A criminal case brought by the Ramsey County Attorney's Office against the Catholic Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis remains pending.
(RNS) The Vatican launched a major housecleaning of the scandal-plagued Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. The moves seem to mark another step in Pope Francis’ new “get tough” policy on bishops.
Prosecutors in Minnesota cite a "disturbing" pattern of systemic errors over decades in the leadership of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis-St. Paul.
Rome shouldn't let him get away with it.
(RNS) A Minnesota prelate, who had been one of the Catholic hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights, now finds himself under investigation for allegations he had a series of sexual relationships with priests, seminarians and other men.
(RNS) Minnesota Archbishop John Nienstedt, who has come under fire for failing to take action against priests suspected of sexual abuse, announced Tuesday that he is stepping aside while police investigate an accusation that he inappropriately touched a boy on the buttocks during a group photo after a 2009 confirmation ceremony.