abc
QUICK LINKS:

INTERVIEW: Analysis of Claims Against Archbishop John Nienstedt

Updated: 07/01/2014 6:55 PM
Created: 07/01/2014 6:50 PM KSTP.com
By: Cassie Hart

Archbishop John Nienstedt, the head of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, is being investigated for allegations of sexual misconduct, including claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward a former Twin Cities priest, according to a report posted online Tuesday by Commonweal Magazine.

Nienstedt denies the allegations and says the archdiocese is conducting an internal investigation into them.

Dr. Charles Reid, a law professor and Catholic Church expert from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, gives his analysis.


Minneapolis/St. Paul

Overcast
36°
45° | 32°
  • Feels like: 26° F
  • Wind: WNW 16mph
  • Humidity: 67%
  • Wed Mix of sun and clouds
    48° | 30°
  • Thu A few clouds
    52° | 34°
  • Fri Partly cloudy
    56° | 38°
  • Sat Mostly cloudy
    60° | 41°

Video

KSTP NEWS