Bishop Holds Town Hall Meeting

June 5, 2015

Statement by Verne Wagner of Duluth, Northeast MN SNAP director (218- 340-1277,

We're glad Bishop Paul Sirba met with one parish about Fr. Brian Lederer.


But predator priests molest at more than one location and often hurt non-Catholic kids too. So Duluth Catholic officials should hold an open public meeting about this case, answer questions, and prod anyone who may have seen, suspected or suffered crimes by Fr. Lederer or cover ups by his colleagues to call law enforcement.

Meeting with dozens at one church is damage control. Reaching thousands through public outreach is real reform.








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