Weekend Roundup: St. Norbert Abbey Paid Former Student $400K Following Sex Abuse Reports, Continued To ‘Revictimize’ Him

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR)

May 15, 2021

By WPR Staff

The Green Bay Press-Gazette has done extensive research into Nate Lindstrom’s experience with abuse in the Catholic church. Lindstrom took his own life this spring. 

Lindstrom received monthly checks from the Norbertines of St. Norbert Abbey in De Peren until May 2019.

“According to interviews and documents, the Norbertines quietly sent Lindstrom monthly checks totaling more than $400,000 over 10 years after his parents complained to the Catholic order’s leaders about the harm their son suffered from being sexually abused by at least one priest in the late 1980s,” the Press-Gazette wrote. 

The Press-Gazette has interviewed Lindstrom, his family, friends and others involved, as well as researched documents, for the past 20 months to compile this in-depth coverage of what has happened at St. Norbert Abbey and how it has impacted those who faced abuse.