- We must confront the global sex abuse scandal and address the issues that contribute to the causes of systemic sexual abuse within the Religious Right.
- Part 1: Calls for Resignation Mount for Minnesota Archbishop in Scandals
- Part 2: Rubén Rosario: Archbishop Nienstedt needs to go. Now.
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Part 1: Calls for Resignation Mount for Minnesota Archbishop in Scandals
John C. Nienstedt, archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis, has been accused of having sexual relationships and protecting abusive priests. Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune, via Associated Press
Laurie Goodstein, New York (NY) Times
John C. Nienstedt, archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis Richard Tsong-Taatarii / Minneapolis (MN) Star Tribune, via Associated Press
July 15, 2014 | Just two years ago, the Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis was making headlines as a leader in the battle against same-sex marriage. But for the last year and a half, the archbishop, John C. Nienstedt, has been battling to hold onto his post in the face of a series of scandals, which further deepened on Tuesday with the filing of an explosive affidavit by the former chancellor of the archdiocese.
The troubles started in May, 2013, when the accountant for the archdiocese pleaded guilty to stealing more than $670,000 in church funds, and intensified when the chancellor, Jennifer M. Haselberger, quit and went public that autumn with allegations that the archbishop and his inner circle had covered up the actions of pedophile priests in recent years and funneled special payments to them.
Laurie Goodstein: New York Times National Religion Correspondent. Covering the reverent and irreverent since 1993.
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Part 2: Rubén Rosario: Archbishop Nienstedt needs to go. Now.
Archbishop John Nienstedt should step down or if he refuses, be removed from his post.
Rubén Rosario, St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press
07/18/2014 | I picked up a summer must-read this past week. It has drama, conflict, intrigue and zips along at 107 pages.
No. It's not "Invisible" by James Patterson, though I really wish it were fiction. This read has a decidedly boring title: "Affidavit of Jennifer M. Haselberger."
Ruben Rosario: Rican born, NYC raised award -winning writer --15 years at the NY Daily News. Joined St. Paul (MN) Pioneer Press in 1991 as city editor. Switched to column writing in 1997.
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