The Archdiocese Responds...sort Of.

By Jennifer Haselberger
Canonical Consultation
June 5, 2015

[with copy of the criminal complaint]

Subject: Message from Very Reverend Charles V. Lachowitzer Regarding Charges Against the Archdiocese

Dear Friends in Christ,

At noon today the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office served the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis with civil and criminal complaints that the Archdiocese failed to protect children in the case against former priest Curtis Wehmeyer several years ago. The charges are against the archdiocese as a corporation, not against any individual.

We are reviewing the charges and will continue to cooperate with the County Attorney’s office and investigators from the St. Paul Police Department. We will follow up with further information when available. Please join in praying for victims/survivors of sexual abuse by clergy, as well as for healing in our local Church. Sincerely yours in Christ, Very Reverend Charles V. Lachowitzer Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia








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