Madeleine Baran Feature Archive

"I am hopeful my decision to step aside at this time, along with the formation of a new task force can help repair the trust of many, especially the victims of abuse," the Rev. Peter Laird said in a prepared statement. He will continue to serve in a variety of roles within the archdiocese. (10/03/2013)
A former top accountant for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis claimed Monday that the church has made payments to nine priests despite their sexual misconduct. (09/30/2013)
Ramsey County Attorney John Choi says he's looking into findings from a Monday MPR News investigation that shows Catholic Church leaders did not tell parishioners of the Rev. Curtis Wehmeyer's sexual addiction and past misconduct. (09/24/2013)
Ramsey County's top prosecutor says he's deeply concerned about the way the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis handled the case of a priest who was known to be a sex addict -- and who was later convicted of child sexual abuse. (09/23/2013)
Curtis Wehmeyer's eight years as a St. Paul priest are dotted with episodes of risky, sex-fueled behavior -- and the leaders of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis knew all about it. Last year, the parish of Blessed Sacrament faced a horror: Wehmeyer was convicted for his sexual abuse of two teenage boys. (09/23/2013)
Clinicians at the Minnesota Security Hospital allowed a violent sex offender to leave last week because they did not fill out mandatory paperwork. (08/06/2013)
Former Shattuck-St. Mary's teacher Lynn Seibel has pleaded guilty to seven counts for the sexual abuse of six male students. (07/12/2013)
A legislative auditor's report finds the Minnesota Department of Human Services failed to create the right procedures to oversee its massive Medical Assistance program. (07/11/2013)
The priest, now 92 and living in a nursing home in St. Paul, uses a walker and spends his time reading the Bible and watching old movies. He still remembers a boy named David. (07/10/2013)
A Hennepin County judge is allowing part of a lawsuit filed by the family of a victim of the shooting at Accent Signage Systems to go forward. (07/02/2013)
The president of Totino-Grace High School has resigned saying he is in a committed same-sex relationship. (07/02/2013)
Investigators decided not to cite the Minnesota Security Hospital for maltreatment for allowing a delusional patient who stabbed two people in the face with pencils to keep the weapons in his room. (06/26/2013)
The lawsuit filed by a former Shattuck-St. Mary's student Monday that accuses the school of negligence comes after the state enacted a new law allowing child sexual abuse victims more time to bring claims as adults. (06/10/2013)
The complaint filed in Rice County accuses Shattuck-St. Mary's of negligence for allegedly not protecting students and continuing to employ Lynn Seibel despite claims of sexual abuse. (06/10/2013)
Lynn Seibel is due back in court in two weeks on charges he sexually abused students at the Faribault boarding school, and possessed child pornography more than a decade ago. The school found the pornography then but didn't tell police, saying it wasn't legally obligated to report the images. Others disagree. (06/10/2013)