Church Militant

February 25, 2020

By Martina Moyski

Crookston faithful call for prayer, fasting, sacrifice, witnessing

Working to reverse the tide of corruption in their scandal-wracked diocese, laity in the northern Minnesota diocese of Crookston launched a website Feb. 24 to rally the faithful to prayer.

The website, called TruthDOC (Truth Diocese of Crookston), has been designed and is financed entirely by faithful lay people of the diocese “who are committed to praying, fasting, sacrificing and witnessing for truth, purification, conversion and justice.”

The initiative comes amid a series of controversies — chief among them, allegations of clerical sex abuse cover-up by Crookston Bp. Michael Hoeppner, who has the distinction of being the first prelate in the world to be investigated under the new Vatican protocol designed to hold Catholic hierarchy accountable for concealing the crimes of predator priests.

A project organizer told Church Militant that multiple purposes for the website exist, one being to give Catholics a “big picture” of what’s going on in the Church rather than “bits and pieces of incomplete information.”

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