January 23, 2015 – Diocese of St. Cloud Statement Regarding Court’s Summary Judgment

January 23, 2015 DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD STATEMENT REGARDING COURT’S SUMMARY JUDGMENT The Diocese of St. Cloud received notice today of the Seventh Judicial District Court’s decision to dismiss a nuisance claim against the diocese in a case alleging sexual abuse by James Thoennes in the mid-1960s. “While I welcome today’s decision by the court,…

September 18, 2014 – Diocese of St. Cloud Statement Regarding Today’s Complaint

September 18, 2014 DIOCESE OF ST. CLOUD STATEMENT REGARDING TODAY’S COMPLAINT The Diocese of St. Cloud is among the defendants named in civil lawsuits alleging sexual abuse committed by Richard Eckroth and Cosmas Dahlheimer, monks of Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville who also served in parishes within the Diocese of St. Cloud. The diocese has…

September 18, 2014 – Statement Regarding James Thoennes

September 18, 2014 STATEMENT REGARDING JAMES THOENNES At a press conference in St. Paul today, a brief video excerpt from a deposition taken Sept. 9 from James Thoennes was shown. Thoennes, a priest of the Diocese of Saint Cloud, is included on a list of clergy in the diocese likely involved in the sexual abuse…