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Diocese of Crookston - Latest News
Feb 4, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- The Diocese of Crookston announced Tuesday that the Vatican has ordered additional investigation into the conduct of Bishop Michael Hoeppner, the first U.S. bishop to be investigated through a process developed by Pope Francis last year.
Jan 14, 2020 - 04:30 pm .- Hoeppner is unique among his brother bishops: he is the first U.S. bishop to be investigated under the norms of Vos estis lux mundi, the 2018 policy from Pope Francis on investigating bishops accused of mishandling or obstructing allegations of clerical sexual abuse.
Nov 5, 2019 - 02:05 pm .- Depositions of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner were released today, in which the bishop admits that he did not properly address allegation of sexual abuse of a minor by a priest that an alleged victim brought to him in 2011.
Sep 10, 2019 - 04:40 pm .- Bishop Michael Hoeppner is the first sitting U.S. bishop to be investigated under new misconduct protocols introduced by Pope Francis earlier this year.
Jul 17, 2019 - 02:55 pm .- The Diocese of Crookston, Minnesota announced Wednesday that a $5 million settlement has been reached in 15 sexual abuse lawsuits filed against it. The diocese says it will be the only one in Minnesota to avoid filing for bankruptcy protection. Crookston's bishop, however, is still accused personally of covering-up abuse.
Sep 26, 2018 - 04:00 am .- In 1971, when Ron Vasek was 16 years old, a priest invited him to take a trip. The priest, Fr. Roger Grundhaus, was a family friend, and Ron’s parents supported the idea.

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