In a 107-page sworn affidavit, Jennifer Haselberger alleges her former employer had a "cavalier attitude towards the safety of other children."
"The best thing that could happen is if he left us," said one priest, adding that Archbishop John Nienstedt has not been a good fit for the area.
A Catholic archbishop in Minnesota is the target of an investigation into allegations that he had a series of sexual relationships with men, reports said Tuesday.
A former top official on two separate occasions advised St. Paul-Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt to resign in response to accusations of mishandled clergy sex abuse allegations. While Nienstedt has not done so, Fr. Peter Laird heeded his own counsel.
Through 200-plus pages of testimony, John Nienstedt frequently appears as a leader unaware of information concerning abuse, who at times failed to follow up on child-protecting protocols.
A lay task force's six-month independent review of the sex abuse policies in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese found "a flawed organizational structure."
Commentary: One way to stop people from doing wrong is to punish them for doing wrong. It's an approach that St. Paul-Minneapolis Catholic officials might consider.
Prosecutors announced Wednesday that they will not pursue criminal charges against the archdiocese for failing to report clergy sex abuse allegations of two priests.
We say: For her efforts to shed the light on clergy sex abuse, Jennifer Haselberger is NCR's person of the year for 2013.