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News Release: Fr. Antonio Marfori Added to Diocese of St. Cloud’s Clergy Abuse List, Attorneys Challenge Bishop to Release More Information

Attorneys Challenge Bishop to Release More Information About Perpetrator Priest   Late Friday, St. Cloud Diocese Bishop Added Fr. Antonio “Tony” Marfori to Clergy Abuse List   (St. Paul, MN) – On Friday afternoon, St. Cloud Diocese Bishop Donald Kettler […]

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Antonio Marfori Added to Diocese of St. Cloud List of Sexual Abusers

Yesterday, the Diocese of St Cloud released a list adding  Antonio Marfori to the list of those clergy likely to have abused minors. Father Antonio Marfori Fr. Antonio (Tony) Marfori Ordained: 10/7/1978 Assignment/Diocese 1978- 1980 St. Francis Xavier Diocese of St. […]

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What You Were Reading In 2017 At The St Cloud Legal Examiner

This year has been a good one.  I did take a couple of months off from writing,  but am back.  There were a couple of trials that were taking up a lot of my time. We thank everyone, who took […]

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3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

This past week St. John’s Abbey released a list adding 3  Monks accused of sexually abusing minors. Father Augustine Strub Father Hugo John “Augustine” Strub, OSB was born on March 7, 1921, Father Strub entered the monastic community of St. John’s professing […]

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17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers

News Release:  17 Cases Settled, 3 Names Added to St. John’s Abbey List of Sexual Abusers   St. John’s Abbey settles 17 more sex abuse cases, 3 never before disclosed names added to its list of abusers Newly identified abusers, […]

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Startling Look at Cost of Child Abuse

A recent Centers for Disease Control and Protection(CDC)  study, The Economic Burden of Child Maltreatment in the United States and Implications for Prevention, was both interesting and frightening.  The CDC states that … the total lifetime estimated financial costs associated with just […]

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Crosier Order Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy, Framework Established for $25.5m Agreement with Abuse Survivors

News Release  June 1, 2017  Crosier Fathers & Brothers File for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy  Sexual abuse survivors, Crosiers have framework for $25.5 million agreement   (Minneapolis, MN) – Today, the Crosier Fathers & Brothers filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection […]

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First Bishop in the United States Sued for Coercion

Media Advisory May 8, 2017 First Bishop in the United States Sued for Coercion  In 2015, a Minnesota Bishop Suppressed Report of Child Sexual Abuse  Survivor to speak publicly for the first time Tuesday about abuse by a former top […]

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More Ice Means More “Slip and Falls” in Minnesota

There was a interesting story in Minnesota Tribune  this week about an increase in slip and fall  visits to the ER.  These are always tough cases to deal with: – The Minnesota courts have been hostile to these claims. Thiese past […]

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Media Advisory: St. John’s Abbey Seeks to Block Public Release of Information about Fr. Timothy Backous in Hearing Tomorrow in St. Cloud

Media Advisory/News Release August 23, 2016 St. John’s Hearing in Stearns County   In Hearing Tomorrow, St. John’s Abbey Seeks to Block Public Release of Information about Fr. Timothy Backous St. John’s wrongfully claims Backous is innocent and falsely accused […]