Sex abuse panel to stress accountability, education

May 9, 2014, edition By Catholic News Service The new papal commission for protecting minors from clerical sex abuse will recommend stricter standards for accountability of abusers and those who fail to protect children, and will fight widespread denial of the problem within the church, said Cardinal Sean P. O’Malley of Boston. “In some people’s…

Four added to list of clergy likely to have abused minors

March 14, 2014, edition By Bishop Donald J. Kettler As I mentioned in a previous press release, since my appointment as the bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud I have been trying to familiarize myself with the diocese and the records maintained by my predecessor bishops. One purpose in reviewing records was to provide…

Bishop releases statement for victims, including list of clergy

From +Donald J. Kettler Bishop of Saint Cloud January 3, 2014 When I became Bishop of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, in November 2013, I immediately began connecting with people, familiarizing myself with policies, and reviewing important documents that I am responsible for as Bishop. Part of that process has involved reviewing files regarding claims…