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St. Paul archdiocese rejects claims that accused clergy were not listed

Catholic World News - February 21, 2014

The Archdiocese of St. Paul/Minneapolis has disputed a report by Minnesota Public Radio (MPR), which had claimed that the archdiocese failed to disclose the names of all priests accused of sexual abuse.

In a strongly worded statement the archdiocese said that the MPR report, which said that 28 accused priests had not been listed in a public disclosure, failed to distinguish between credible reports and unsubstantiated claims. In the cases of those 28 priests, the archdiocese said, there has been no clear evidence that abuse took place; in 16 of the 28 cases, in fact, the charges were found to be “false, meritless, or unsubstantiated.” The archdiocese said that MPR engaged in “irresponsible” reporting by insinuating that the priests had been credibly accused.

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  • Posted by: jg23753479 - Feb. 25, 2014 7:12 AM ET USA

    Today there is a report in the Minneapolis newspaper about how the chancery declared one homosexual abuser to be "disabled", thus allowing him to collect benefits! Church officials who did this are beneath contempt. Their theme song should be the old rock and roll classic "The Limbo Song" with its line, "...how low can you go?"

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