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Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Former Crookston bishop apologizes for failures in governance

Bishop Michael Hoeppner, who has resigned as Bishop of Crookston after being accused of mishandling cases of priests accused of... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner.

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner after Vatican-ordered investigations

Hoeppner, 71, was the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under Vos estis lux mundi, Pope Francis’ 2019 norms on... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Vatican orders further investigation into Crookston’s Bp Hoeppner

The Diocese of Crookston announced Tuesday that the Vatican has ordered additional investigation into the conduct of Bishop Michael Hoeppner,... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Analysis: After investigation, when will Pope Francis act on Hoeppner?

Hoeppner is unique among his brother bishops: he is the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under the norms of... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Minnesota bishop kept admitted child abuser in ministry, did not investigate allegation of abuse

Depositions of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner were released today, in which the bishop admits that he did not properly address... Read more

Bishop Michael Hoeppner. CNA file photo.

Vatican authorizes ‘Vos estis’ investigation into Minnesota bishop Hoeppner

Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced by Pope Francis... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, Minn. CNA file photo

Embattled Crookston diocese reaches $5m abuse settlements, will release depositions and files

The Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota announced Wednesday that a $5 million settlement has been reached in 15 sexual abuse lawsuits... Read more

Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Crookston, Minn. CNA file photo

Alleged abuse victim searches for justice in the Diocese of Crookston

In 1971, when Ron Vasek was 16 years old, a priest invited him to take a trip. The priest, Fr.... Read more