May 17, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
GRAND FORKS An annual report, sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, says an independent audit and study found 2012 had the biggest drop in allegations of sexual abuse by priests in a decade. Continue Reading
January 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
A Colorado man suing the Catholic Diocese of Bismarck for negligence over sexual abuse by a priest who has said he suffered in the 1970s has lifted his anonymity. Continue Reading
March 19, 2012 in DL-Online
UPDATED: Megan Peterson, formerly of Middle River, Minn., says it’s a weight off her shoulders to hear the Rev. Joseph Palani vel Jeyapaul was arrested Friday in India. He faces felony charges in Minnesota district court in Roseau, Minn., that he sexually assaulted Peterson in 2004 when she was 14 and another girl who was 16 in 2005. He’s been a fugitive in India, working as a priest, since the charges were filed in Roseau in 2006.
January 10, 2011 in West Central Tribune
MINNEAPOLIS A Nevada man who claims he was sexually abused by an Irish priest sued a diocese in southwestern Minnesota on Monday, saying it knew of past abuse allegations against the Rev. Francis Markey, and failed to warn parents or children.