As a bishop, Robert Carlson was responsible for sniffing out sexual misconduct. It was February 1985, and he'd just gotten through interviewing Father Kenneth LaVan and a married woman who'd slept with the priest after his repeated and aggressive advances. She was scared, she said, because he'd b ... More >>
"What began so innocently has ended in a Holocaust, and I have learned more in 3 years than one possibly learns in 90." So wrote a young woman in a 1979 letter that is perhaps the most haunting piece of evidence yet against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. See also:Jennifer Haselber ... More >>
Before he became archbishop in St. Louis, Robert Carlson was an auxiliary bishop in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis during the 1980s. One of his jobs in that role was to handle sex abuse allegations made against Twin Cities priests. So it strains credulity to hear him say during a recent ... More >>
The Diocese of Winona released the names of 18 priests Monday, adding to a growing list of suspected pedophiles throughout the state and confirming what some attorneys and clergy already knew: For decades the Rev. Thomas Adamson moved from parish to parish in the shadow of sexual abuse. "It is a d ... More >>
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