Former chancellor: Twin Cities ‘far, far from best practice’ on abuse / National Catholic Reporter

After weeks of depositions from top officials exposing how they handled abusive priests and allegations that arose in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese, sworn written testimony from a former chancellor pulled back the curtain further to reveal a system ‘far, far from best practice.’

“In a 107-page affidavit made public Tuesday (July 15), Jennifer Haselberger — the canon lawyer whose leaking of documents and files promulgated the region’s current abuse scandal — disputed the accounts of her former coworkers and described in compelling detail the mistakes, oversights and omissions she witnessed during her tenure as chancellor of canonical affairs.

“At one point, Haselberger characterized the archdiocese as having a ‘cavalier attitude towards the safety of other children.’”

By Brian Roewe, National Catholic Reporter — Click here to read the rest of this story

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