An investigation into misconduct by Father Tom Andert is reportedly underway [ Link ]. The results of three previously announced “investigations” into alleged abuse by three monk perpetrators (Fathers Dan Ward, Mel Taylor and Timothy Backous) have yet to be make public.
Will the investigation into Father Tom Andert be any different?
*** Father Dan Ward and Father Mel Taylor (Fox 9)
“Two monks from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota are under investigation for sexual misconduct allegations that date back decades.”
*** Father Timothy Backous (City Pages)
“Jim Accurso, a spokesman for the Archdiocese of Minneaopolis and St. Paul, which also received a copy of the letter, says he’s opened his own investigation.”
*** Father Tom Andert (MPR)
“Senna declined to provide further details about the complaint. He said the abbey had referred the allegation to its review board for investigation.”