By Emily Gurnon
A national independent Catholic newspaper has named Jennifer Haselberger of St. Paul its person of the year for 2013.
The Kansas City, Mo.-based National Catholic Reporter said Monday on its website that Haselberger was one of few who dared to speak out against an archbishop.
“Thank God for the courage of abuse survivors and the families of victims who will not let our bishops and leaders forget the abuse and their complicity in it,” the editorial staff wrote. “Thank God for activists who stand with survivors. But most of all, thank God for one very special class of people: the priests and church personnel who do stand up to their leaders and cry out for justice.”
Finally, it wrote, “thank God for Jennifer Haselberger.”
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