Category Archives: Joelle Casteix

Sex offending monks have no contact with students … or do they?

“Hmmm … if the 6th though 12th graders at [Saint John’s Preparatory School]  want to get something to eat or attend Mass, how do they avoid all of those pesky sex-offending monks in the Monastic Residence?” – Joelle Casteix

Vatican thwarts review boards, documents show

(Worthy Adversary) Everything the bishops have been led you to believe about the independent power of lay review boards is deliberately misleading.

Former Hastings priest charged with raping altar boy for years

(StarTribune) A onetime priest at a Catholic parish in Hastings was charged Wednesday with repeatedly sexually abusing an altar boy in the late 1980s and into early 1990s, acts that allegedly occurred after he was removed from a central Minnesota … Continue reading

Allegations at St. John’s University: Elder Abuse and Predatory Fundraising

St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN calls itself a “College of Distinction.” But in courtrooms in California and Minnesota, the Benedictine university also being called a predatory fundraiser and has been slapped with allegations of elder abuse.

Review boards work toward healing

In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic church, diocese across the country have set up policy review boards. Two boards in central Minnesota are beginning their work, one at St. John’s Abbey and the other at … Continue reading