Category Archives: Francisco Schulte

Complaint Against Fr. Francisco Schulte

On May 18, 2010, a lawsuit was filed against Fr. Francisco Schulte, a pedophile priest from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN.

Counsel’s statement on legal status of accused monks

[Webmaster’s Note: This is yet another attempt by the abbey’s public relations team to shift the focus from the members of its community who have raped, sodomized and otherwise destroyed the lives of 100’s of victims who trusted the monks … Continue reading

New Board Member, Same Results

There have been no public statements or annual reports from the St. John’s Abbey External Review Board in almost four years. Other than the Abbey’s claim that that it is an “independent external Review Board” [ View ] it is … Continue reading

Br. Jim Phillips… Background, History

There are several stories here: 1. In 2002, two former St. John’s Prep School students brought claims of sexual abuse against Br. Phillips. Br. Phillips allegedly fondled both of these victims, and sodomized one of the victims with his thumb. … Continue reading

Dioceses oust abusers they pledged to monitor

At St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, several members of the Order of St. Benedict live under restrictions imposed by Abbot John Klassen. Some members faced with the possibility of restrictions have taken leaves from the order to consider whether they … Continue reading

Supreme Court green lights abuse lawsuit against the Vatican

St. Paul attorney Jeff Anderson can sue the Vatican on behalf of sex-abuse victims after a ruling Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court turned back a challenge by the Catholic Church that said it was immune from U.S. lawsuits.

Father Schulte’s Whereabouts Questioned

​St. John’s Abbey has offered a mea culpa of sorts to St. Cloud Times, after erroneously telling the paper in May that Father Raymond Francisco Schulte, the target of a sex abuse lawsuit, was living at the abbey after the … Continue reading

Saint John’s Abbey Continues to Sandbag: Admits Errors in Handling of Predator

This is an attempt at damage control.

(AP) St. John’s Abbey admits errors in priest statement

ST. CLOUD, Minn. – St. John’s Abbey is apologizing for what it says were errors in a public statement about the work history and whereabouts of an abbey monk accused of sexual abuse.

Your turn: Abbey defends its oversight of Schulte

We regret and apologize for the shortcomings of the Abbey’s May 18 statement, which neither reflected changes in the past 30 years nor presented adequately the complexities of The Rev. Francisco Schulte’s situation. Moreover, although Schulte remained a member of … Continue reading

Abbey Issues Apology

St. John’s Abbey on Tuesday issued an apology and said it regretted “shortcomings” in its statement last month about the work history and whereabouts of an abbey monk after the monk was accused of sexual abuse.

Our View: Abbey’s own files cast doubt on its facts

(St. Cloud Times) Back in 2002, we praised St. John’s Abbey, under the leadership of Abbot John Klassen, for unveiling a comprehensive approach to addressing clergy sex abuse. That plan focused on apologies, accountability, and the abbey taking action when … Continue reading

Abbey removes statement about monk’s work history

(St. Cloud Times) St. John’s Abbey has removed from its website a statement about the work history of one of its monks accused of sexual abuse after questions were raised about the validity of the information in the statement.

Another Schulte Victim (#9) Comes Forward

Another victim of Fr. Francisco Schulte has come forward.

St. John’s Removes Deceptive Statement from its Web Site

Two weeks after knowingly posting false information about Fr. Francisco Schulte on its web site, St. John’s Abbey has taken it down.

Lawyers say church sent accused monk to The Bahamas

COLLEGEVILLE, Minnesota – St. John’s Abbey publications and newspaper articles from the 1990s on contradict the abbey’s own statement about the whereabouts and work history of the Rev. Francisco Schulte after the abbey received an allegation of sexual misconduct against … Continue reading

Times Message Board Comment

The real problem here is the fact that the Abbey is dragging down what used to be considered a fine educational institution. These lawsuits are going to cost not only the Abbey money but the University itself. The University, Prep … Continue reading

Fr. Francisco Schulte… 2008 Tour Guide

This photo shows Fr. Francisco Schulte giving a tour to the newest ”residents” of Sant’ Anselmo Monastery at Subiaco.

Abbey’s reports contradict its claim

“The abbey’s own statements reflect knowledge of Schulte’s misconduct since 1992. The fact that the abbey has failed to reach out to victims of Schulte even while calling on victims of other monks to come forward represents unprecedented deception and … Continue reading

St. John’s Abbey offers differing accounts on accused monk’s status

(SC Times) COLLEGEVILLE — St. John’s Abbey publications and newspaper articles from the 1990s on contradict the abbey’s own statement about the whereabouts and work history of the Rev. Francisco Schulte after the abbey received an allegation of sexual misconduct … Continue reading