MN- Court says church depositions must happen, victims respond
By Frank Meuers
Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests
March 5, 2014
A Minnesota appeals court has ruled against Twin Cities Catholic officials who want to further delay the deposition of top church staffers in a clergy sex abuse and cover up case. We are grateful this brave victim has moved a step closer to learning the truth about how Archbishop John Nienstedt and Fr. Kevin McDonough may have ignored or concealed heinous child sex crimes.
Judge Van de North's decisions in the case, we feel, have been very reasonable. But of course the church hierarchy continues to exploit every possible avenue to keep their cover ups covered up. (It's ironic that while this happens, Pope Francis is claiming the church is "transparent" on clergy sex crimes)
We hope this ruling will prod others who were assaulted by clergy into stepping forward, seeking justice, protecting kids and exposing cover ups.