Category Archives: Francisco Schulte

More History: San Antonio Abad

Equally significant was the year 1973, the year of the first novitiate which would include candidates for the brotherhood and the priesthood. Fr. Jaime Reyes, liturgist, teacher, and theologian, was put in charge of novices Raymond Schulte (from North Carolina), … Continue reading

St. John’s Abbey Monks in Humacao, Puerto Rico

Accused of Misconduct (in Puerto Rico): Roger Botz (1962-1967) Jerome Coller (1963-1965) Thomas Gillespie (1968-1975) Francisco Schulte (1977-1981) Zacheus Zuehlke (1977-1978)

Buscan víctimas por abuso sexual en Humacao

Los abogados Jeff Anderson y Patrick Noaker -conocidos por su cruzada en contra del abuso sexual de menores- ofrecerán detalles este lunes de una demanda incoada contra la orden religiosa de San Benito y un sacerdote norteamericano que alegadamente abusó … Continue reading

Second suit alleges abuse by St. John’s monk

(SC Times) A news conference has been scheduled for Monday in front of the Federico Degetau Federal Building in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to announce a new lawsuit against a St. John’s Abbey monk and the Order of St. Benedict … Continue reading

New lawsuit involving clergy sex abuse at San Antonio Abad

Media Alert Press Conference Monday May 2, @ 1 P.M. AST Federico Degetau Federal Building

Aviso para los medios

Conferencia de prensa lunes 2 de mayo, a la 1 P.M. (Hora Atlántico) en el edificio Federal Federico Degetau

Klassen/Abbey Continue to Deceive

In 2006, the student newspaper at St. John’s featured an article [ View ] about sexual abuse by the monks at St. John’s Abbey. The article referenced research showing that “more monks will be named and more victims will come forward”. … Continue reading

Abbey Letter Lists Eighteen Offending Monks

I am posting this open letter to you because I wish to publicly acknowledge that the following monks have had credible allegations of sexual abuse, exploitation, or misconduct brought against them while they were working in one of the apostolates … Continue reading

Klassen Fails to Answer His Own Question

In an email to the St. John’s community dated April 12, 2011, [ View ] Abbot John Klassen’s wrote, “Some of you may be asking why the issue of abuse keeps coming back in the media.” Abbot Klassen never answers the question. Instead, … Continue reading

Lawsuit Settlements Reached

(SC Times) A news conference has been scheduled for this afternoon to announce the settlement of lawsuits brought by nine victims against St. John’s Abbey, St. John’s Preparatory School, the Order of St. Benedict and 11 individual clergy defendants.

Misconduct, Deception and a Missing Student

In March of 2003, a flurry of emails circulated around the St. John’s University campus in Collegeville, Minnesota. A month earlier, a student-athlete brought allegations of misconduct against his professor, Father Bruce Wollmering, to the attention of his coach and … Continue reading

Abbey Files Destroyed?

When reviewed in the early 1990s, the Abbot’s File on Fr. Dunstan Moorse contained 81 items between July, 1972 and April, 1990. 1972-1978: 58 Items in 7 years (8.3 items per year) 1979-1983: 0 Items in 4 years (0.0 items … Continue reading

Francisco Schulte’s Abuse Condo

In the mid-80s, Fr. Francisco Schulte, OSB from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota abused at least two of his victims (including a 12 year old boy) in a condo on Athens Drive in Raleigh, North Carolina. The condo was … Continue reading

San Antonio Abad se distancia de abuso sexual

El hombre, cuya identidad no ha sido revelada, radicó una demanda federal en la que alega que fue molestado sexualmente por Schulte cuando tenía 14 años y que las autoridades del colegio encubrieron su caso y las conductas indebidas de … Continue reading

Monk Regarding Fr. Dan Ward

“Dan Ward is a very sick and dangerous man. The monks at Saint John’s Abbey have put him in a powerful position and they will live to regret it! He has hardly ever spent any time living at the Abbey … Continue reading

St. Cloud Times… Top Stories of 2010

An article about St. John’s Abbey that appeared in the June 9 edition of the St. Cloud Times is up for consideration as one of the top stories of 2010.

The Long Wait to Die

ATLANTA — There are more than 3,000 inmates awaiting execution nationally, but only 40 or so are executed across the country in a typical year. Mark McClain will be one of those 40 if he is executed as scheduled Tuesday … Continue reading

Abbey Uses Timothy Kelly’s Obituary to Rewrite History

Recent obituaries in the StarTribune [ View ] and on the Abbey web site [ View ] include information (and revisionist history) regarding the abuse scandal at St. John’s. Shame on the Abbey for using Timothy Kelly’s death as a … Continue reading

Abbot John Klassen: Burden is on the Victims

Many victims of sexual abuse will not use or permit the use of the word forgiveness. We know that if victims of any great harm are to come to some peace with it, they need to take the steps to … Continue reading

Fr. Timothy Backous May Leave Prep School, Scandal

“As a member of the monastic community, Fr. Tim Backous (Headmaster of St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville, Minnesota) has been aware of credible allegations of sexual misconduct against Fr. Francisco Schulte for almost two decades. During that time, not … Continue reading