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Recent Misconduct Allegations Against Minn. Priest Raise New Concerns for Catholic Church

posted on October 10, 2013

The Associated Press reports on recent allegations of sexual misconduct by two Minnesotan priests. Jennifer Haselberger, former St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese Chancellor for Canonical Affairs, exposed the evidence but felt ignored in her complaints, so she resigned last April. The AP writes, “Unlike many of the abuse revelations that have rocked the U.S. Catholic Church, the allegations Haselberger brought to light aren’t decades old or involve perpetrators long retired or dead. They all happened after 2002, when U.S. bishops held a high-profile meeting in Dallas and approved broad policy changes meant to quickly remove predatory priests from parishes and restore the church’s tattered credibility with millions of Catholics.”

Read at The Associated Press