Archbishop Nienstedt calls latest allegations ‘absolutely false’

July 4, 2014, edition Archbishop John Nienstedt told priests and staff about recent allegations against him involving events alleged to have occurred a decade ago before he began serving in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, calling them “absolutely and entirely false.” The claims do not involve minors, and they do not implicate any…

Investigation clears Twin Cities archbishop

March 14, 2014, edition The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office announced March 11 that it has declined to file charges against Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis after police conducted what they termed an “extensive investigation” following an allegation that the archbishop inappropriately touched a minor during a group photo session after a confirmation…

Religious leaders from far and near admire new bishop

Nov. 15, 2013, edition By Kristi Anderson For The Visitor “Give him back!” joked Bishop Edward Burns, bishop of Juneau, Alaska, who traveled over 2,500 miles to attend the installation of his friend and colleague, Bishop Donald Kettler. “The people of the St. Cloud Diocese are so blessed to have Bishop Kettler coming their way,”…