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St. Cloud Bishop Adds 4 Names To List Of Suspected Abusers

The St. Cloud Diocese has released four more names on the list of priests who are believed to have abused children. Bishop Donald Kettler released the names in a news released today (Friday).

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Photo Courtesy of St. Cloud Diocese
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Catholic Schools Seeking Donations, ipads In Advance Of ‘Catholic Schools Week’ [AUDIO]

The Catholic schools in the St. Cloud Diocese are getting ready for next week's 40th Annual "Catholic Schools Week". Superintendent Linda Kaiser says prior to the 1960s the schools were run mostly by nuns, and they did most of the fundraising for their schools.

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Robert Ethen (center) along with Attorney's Mike Bryant (left) and Jeff Anderson (right) have filed a sex-abuse lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Cloud. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
Robert Ethen (center) along with Attorney's Mike Bryant (left) and Jeff Anderson (right) have filed a sex-abuse lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Cloud. (PHOTO: Alex Svejkovsky, WJON News)
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Sartell Man Brings Sex-Abuse Lawsuit to St. Cloud Diocese [AUDIO]

A Sartell man who says he was sexually abused by a priest in the mid-1960's is filing a lawsuit against the Diocese of St. Cloud.

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Bishop John Kinney, St. Cloud Diocese
Bishop John Kinney, St. Cloud Diocese
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Bishop Kinney Talks to WJON News On Retirement, New Pope [AUDIO]

Now that the Catholic Church has selected a new Pope, Bishop John Kinney of the St. Cloud Diocese has resumed planning for his retirement. Kinney sent in his letter of resignation when he turned 75 years old last June, which is required by the church.

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Bishop Kinney: Pope’s Resignation “Came As a Complete Surprise”

Bishop John Kinney says Pope Benedict XVI's resignation this (Monday) morning came as a "complete surprise" to him. A Pope resigning hasn't happened in 600 years.

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St. Cloud Bishop Reaches Mandatory Retirement Age

The bishop of the Diocese of St. Cloud is submitting his resignation to Pope Benedict XVI because he's reached the mandatory retirement age of 75. Bishop John Kinney probably won't be going anywhere very soon.

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St. Cloud Bishop Apologizes for Alleged Abuse

The Roman Catholic bishop of St. Cloud indicates his diocese learned in the 1990s about sexual misconduct allegations against an ex-deacon.

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Man Sues St. Cloud Diocese Over Alleged Sex Abuse

A man living in Virginia is suing the St. Cloud Diocese, claiming a former deacon sexually abused him 40 years ago. The unidentified man alleges he was 6 when he was molested on a camping trip near Alexandria, Minn., in 1970.

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Photo by kidsareworthit.com
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Speaker on Bullying Coming to St. Cloud Civic Center

Resource Training & Solutions along with the St. Cloud Diocese have partnered to bring an expert on bullying to the St. Cloud Civic Center Monday night. Barbara Coloroso is a former nun, a wife, a mother, author and teacher. She will bring a message of "Bullying: Breaking the Cycle of Violence" to her presentation.

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St. Cloud Diocese Clusters Parishes, Re-Assigns Priests

About one third of the 132 parishes in the St. Cloud Diocese will either have a new priest or will be clustered with another parish starting Friday. July First is when the diocese new priest assignments take effect.

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