St. John’s Boys’ Choir completes investigation into sexual misconduct allegation

ST. JOSEPH — An unnamed person is no longer involved with the St. John’s Boys Choirs after the organization determined allegations of sexual misconduct against minors were “more likely than not.”

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office would not comment Friday about the case except to say its investigation was still active.

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Tim Nahan Press Conference

Attorney Jeff Anderson and survivor Tim Nahan discusses Tim’s lawsuit against Saint John’s Abbey and the Diocese of Saint Cloud, Minnesota. Nahan was allegedly abused by Father Cosmas Dahlheimer at the Church of St. Joseph in St. Joseph, Minnesota when Tim was eight years old.

Stearns County football coach under investigation resigns

(KSTP) A Stearns County high school football coach under investigation by a school district and the sheriff’s office has stepped down.

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Minnesota high school football coach being investigated after complaint

(Bring Me The News) A Minnesota high school football coach has been suspended by his school pending an investigation into an alleged sexual assault. Kimball High School head football coach Johnny Benson has been placed on administrative leave from coaching and teaching duties while the investigation is ongoing. 

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Grandson of college coaching legend John Gagliardi on leave

(USA Today) The grandson of one of the most celebrated football coaches in history finds himself off the sideline following an investigation in Minnesota.

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103rd Accused… Sister Ann Marie Biermaier

With the long-overdue addition of Sister Ann Marie Biermaier from St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph, Minnesota (USA), our list of credibly accused individuals affiliated with St. John’s is now at 103.

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NCYC Confidential Notification

It grieves us deeply to inform you that a minor who participated in the recently-concluded National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) summer camp has made a serious report alleging misconduct by an adult associated with the camp.

Subject: Confidential Notification

Notice to NCYC Alumnae and Parents/Guardians

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Andre’ Louis Heywood on Academic Leave

Andre’ Louis Heywood (artistic director of the St. John’s Boys’ Choir) is reportedly on “academic leave” after seen with law enforcement leaving the Stephen B. Humphrey Theater on the campus of Saint John’s University in Collegeville, Minnesota (USA) earlier this week.

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Stearns County Press Release


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Where is Fr. Michael Leonard Hahn?

In you have information regarding misconduct and/or the whereabouts of Rev. Michael Leonard Hahn O.S.B, please send us a note.

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Joint Statement

The St. John’s Boys Choir and the National Catholic Youth Choir recently learned of a report from a minor alleging misconduct by an adult associated with both organizations.

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Notice to NCYC Alumnae and Parents/Guardians

It grieves us deeply to inform you that a minor who participated in the recently-concluded National Catholic Youth Choir (NCYC) summer camp has made a serious report alleging misconduct by an adult associated with the camp.

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Vatican official reportedly pushed back on McCarrick career advances

[Excerpt] In his letter, [Richard] Sipe claimed that the abuse crisis in the U.S. was a systemic problem, and to drive the point home, he cited examples from both the Archdiocese of Washington, and from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Source: https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/09/28/vatican-official-reportedly-pushed-back-on-mccarrick-career-advances/

A.W. Richard Sipe, a Leading Voice on Clergy Sex Abuse, Dies at 85

(NY Times) A. W. Richard Sipe, a researcher, psychotherapist and former priest who spent his life studying the roots of sex abuse within the Roman Catholic Church, becoming one of the subject’s leading experts, died on Wednesday in the La Jolla neighborhood of San Diego. He was 85.

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(WCCO) St. Cloud Priest Arrested On Suspicion Of Criminal Sexual Conduct

(WCCO) According to Stearns County Jail records, 51-year-old Father Tony Oelrich of the Christ Church Newman Center Catholic Student Community was arrested on suspicion of third degree criminal sexual conduct. The nature of the accusations won’t be revealed until prosecutors formally file charges.

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(SC Times) St. Cloud priest arrested on suspicion of sexual misconduct with adult

St. Cloud police arrested a priest who serves in the Diocese of St. Cloud Tuesday morning.

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Send Messages to Father Tony at St. Luke’s Institute

The January 4, 2015 church bulletin at St. Mary’s Cathedral – Diocese of Saint Cloud included this message from Father Bob Rolfes, asking that parishioners send mail to Father Tony Oelrich (SOT ’92) at St. Luke’s Institute.

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Father Tony Oelrich (SOT ’92) Arrested

More on Father Tony Oelrich… Here

Father Anthony Joseph Oelrich was reportedly arrested earlier today and is currently being held at the Stearns County Jail. Father Tony is a ’92 graduate of the Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota (USA) and is an employee at the Newman Center at Saint Cloud State University.  Fr. Tony also serves as the Director of Continuing Education for clergy in the St. Cloud Diocese.

Jail Roster: Link
Charges: Crim Sex 3 (Statute)

 

(aka Tony Olerich)

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Regarding Father Anthony “Tony” Oelrich

In 1992, Father Anthony Joseph Oelrich graduated from the Saint John’s School of Theology•Seminary in Collegeville, Minnesota (USA). Arrested February 13, 2018

Additional information about Father Tony Olerich:

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15 Years Later, Josh Guimond’s Disappearance Still Unsolved

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A student at a Minnesota Catholic college vanished in the middle of the night. This week marks 15 years since Josh Guimond went missing from St. John’s University.

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