Category Archives: Bruce Wollmering

Another child sexual abuse lawsuit targets St. John’s

A second civil lawsuit has been filed in Stearns County Court against the Benedictine Order at St. John’s Abbey in St. Cloud. It accuses members of the order of covering up the alleged sexual abuse of a teenage boy in … Continue reading

Lawsuit filed against St. John’s abbey

The second lawsuit in two weeks was filed Wednesday against St. John’s Abbey.

New lawsuit says three clerics molested a student

In separate instances, over three years, three Benedictine clerics at St. John’s Abbey and university sexually abused a teenaged student, according to a new civil lawsuit filed today.

Another abuse suit filed against Benedictine Order

For the second time in eight days, a lawsuit was filed against the Benedictine Order at St. John’s Abbey accusing it of covering up the sexual abuse of a student at St. John’s University 25 years ago.

2nd lawsuit filed against St. John’s Abbey

The second lawsuit in two weeks was filed Wednesday against St. John’s Abbey. The lawsuit accuses the abbey of fraud and contends that three monks either solicited or engaged in sexual misconduct with a former St. John’s University student.

St. John’s Monks Accused of Major Sex Crime Cover-up

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – What some might call a disturbing lawsuit was filed in Stearns County Tuesday alleging the cover-up of nearly 25 years of sex crimes committed by 11 Benedictine monks at St. John’s Abbey.

Lawsuit alleges Benedictines covered up abuse allegations

A lawsuit filed in St. Cloud Tuesday accuses the Benedictine Order of covering up sex-abuse allegations that were made against 11 clerics working at St. John’s University in Collegeville in the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s.

Lawsuit targets St. John’s Prep School, abbey

A former St. John’s Prep School student sued the school and St. John’s Abbey on Tuesday, alleging fraud for allowing a monk to continue interacting with students after they received an allegation of sexual misconduct against the monk.

Former student files fraud suit against St. John’s Prep and Abbey

A former St. John’s Prep School student sued the school and St. John’s Abbey on Tuesday, alleging fraud for allowing a monk to continue interacting with students after they received an allegation of sexual misconduct against the monk.

Message from Abbot John to SJU & OSB Employees

Saint John’s learned earlier today of a possible lawsuit, which we plan to carefully review. We anticipate there may be news coverage of this tonight and tomorrow. The individual named in the lawsuit was the subject of a press release … Continue reading

Lawsuit alleges St. John’s fraudulently”protected predatory priests”

Attorneys for a man claiming he was sexually abused by clergy at St. John’s in Collegeville have filed a lawsuit, alleging a massive cover-up that spans more than 25 years.

Man suing over alleged sexual abuse at St. John’s Abbey

St. Cloud, Minn. — A Minnesota man Tuesday sued the Order of St. Benedict at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville over alleged sexual abuse. Jeremiah McCarthy says he was a sophomore in 1971 at St. John’s Prep when Father Bruce … Continue reading

Tuesday 12/8 Press Conference

There will be a press conference at 1pm on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at the courthouse in St. Cloud regarding St. John’s Abbey and Father Bruce Wollmering. More details available soon. Here

Seven Years… Time To Start Asking Questions

Today (November 10, 2009) marks the seven year anniversary of Joshua Guimond’s disappearance from the St. John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Justice for Josh March

Press Release [ View as PDF ] October 29, 2009 Press Release – “Justice for Josh” March * Joshua Guimond disappeared while at St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN in 2002. * November 7, 2009 is the inaugural “Justice for … Continue reading

Abbot Relaxes Stand… Four Restricted Monks Featured

Four restricted monks were featured (with photos) in the Winter 2008 issue of the Abbey Banner. View Banner Home Their inclusion, especially in a feature story, contradicts Abbot Klassen’s previous statements regarding restricted monks and victim sensitivity. Link Soon.

Remembering Bruce Wollmering

I came to learn through the course of the years that Fr. Bruce was himself a very complex human being who was pursued by his own personal demons.

Father Bruce Wollmering Dies, Room Searched

Wollmering’s room searched by County officials. Wollmering’s Victim Count Now 6 Father Wollmering’s obituary references his “retirement” from his position as teacher and counselor at St. John’s University.

Fr. Bruce Wollmering OSB

Wollmering, Fr. Bruce, OSB age 68, from Hastings, Minn., died on Wednesday, February 4, 2009, at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville. The reception of the body in Saint John’s Abbey Church will be Monday, February 9, during an evening vigil … Continue reading

Obituary – Father Bruce Wollmering OSB, 1940-2009

Wollmering’s obituary is available… Here