Lawsuit alleges abuse by Father Hoefgen, former monk of St. John’s Abbey

Dec. 6, 2013, edition By Sue Schulzetenberg-Gully Francis Hoefgen, a former priest of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, is the center of a lawsuit filed Nov. 19 in Dakota County, Minn. The complaint alleges that Hoefgen, while a priest of St. John’s Abbey, sexually abused a boy in 1983. At the time, Hoefgen was assigned…