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July 12, 2017
Monsignor John McSweeney, 75, is retiring this month after 42 years as a priest in the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte. Since 1999, he's been pastor of St. Matthew Catholic Church. which has grown to become the largest Catholic parish in the United States. (Jenna Eason/Charlotte Observer/TNS)
Let married men become priests, says pastor of America's largest Catholic church
July 12, 2017 - 1:20pm
May 30, 2017
Father Thomas Feltman
More than one potential victim of priest's alleged 'inappropriate activities' with youths, investigator says
May 30, 2017 - 9:53pm
May 9, 2017
Ron Vasek recounts the details of his alleged sexual abuse at the hands of The Rev. Roger Grundhaus during a trip to Ohio in 1971, when Vasek was 16 years old. Vasek is accompanied by (from left) attorney Jeff Anderson, wife Patty Vasek and Fr. Bob Schreiner at a press conference in St. Paul on Tuesday, May 9, 2017. Robb Jeffries / Forum News Service
Lawsuit accuses Crookston bishop of blackmail, coercion
May 9, 2017 - 6:24pm
March 23, 2017
U.S. cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley talks with Brazilian cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz (left) before the start of the "Safeguarding in Homes and Schools" seminar at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Italy March 23, 2017. REUTERS/Max Rossi
Catholic leaders told to come down from pulpit to deal with sexual abuse
March 23, 2017 - 12:15pm
December 30, 2016
Dawne Schoep, left, and her attorney Brian Wojtalewicz said they hope the large award provided by a Chippewa County jury in her civil case gives a voice to the victims of sex abuse and sends a message to perpetrators that there is a day of reckoning even if they do not face criminal charges. They are shown Dec. 23 in front of the Chippewa County Courthouse in Montevideo following the civil trial.

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Chippewa County jury awards over $10 million in abuse case
December 30, 2016 - 4:55pm
May 25, 2016
Filing period ends for claims of abuse against New Ulm Catholic diocese
May 25, 2016 - 11:20pm
May 14, 2016
Bernard A. Hebda gets ready before walking down the aisle. He is installed as the ninth Archbishop of the Archdiocese at a ceremony at The Cathedral of Saint Paul Friday. (JEAN PIERI | PIONEER PRESS)
Bernard Hebda takes the reins of the beleaguered Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis
May 14, 2016 - 5:30am
April 13, 2016
Lawsuits allege abuse by official St. John’s Abbey has reinstated
April 13, 2016 - 12:25am
April 8, 2016
Pope Francis arrives to lead the weekly audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican April 6, 2016. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
Pope Francis calls for openness toward 'imperfect' Catholics
April 8, 2016 - 9:49am
March 29, 2016
Credibly accused priests in the Diocese of New Ulm.
List of the 16 former priests of the New Ulm Diocese accused of sexual abuse
March 29, 2016 - 6:48pm
Attorney Jeff Anderson (from left), Lori Stoltz,  Kim Schmit and Lori Stoltz, both of Willmar, speak Tuesda at a St. Paul news conference. Anderson disclosed in conjunction with the New Ulm Diocese the names of 16 priests identified as sexually abusing minors. Both Schmit and Stoltz spoke to the abuse from one priest that they had suffered. YouTube video screenshot/Jeff Anderson & Associatesplay button
Willmar women speak out as New Ulm Diocese priests accused of sexual abuse are named
March 29, 2016 - 6:45pm
Names released of 16 priests accused of sexual abuse at New Ulm Diocese
March 29, 2016 - 1:11pm
November 4, 2015
Jury awards $8M to clergy sex abuse victim
November 4, 2015 - 11:38pm
September 18, 2015
Pope’s visit draws Minnesotans to East Coast
September 18, 2015 - 10:43pm
September 12, 2015
Editorial: Pope Francis set for historic U.S. visit
September 12, 2015 - 4:00am
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