Category Archives: Michael Weber

A chance to air allegations of abuse

(Star Tribune) ST. CLOUD, MINN. – Expressing anger and frustration, people who say they were abused as children nearly 40 years ago by a former deacon and prominent child welfare advocate shared their stories Sunday during an unusual “listening session” … Continue reading

St. Cloud diocese sets 2nd listening session

(SC Times) A listening session Sunday at Church of the Holy Spirit regarding Michael Weber lasted three hours, and the St. Cloud diocese has scheduled a second session for Dec. 19.

Sexual Abuse Discussion at St. Cloud Church

(Fox 9) A long time advocate for children is facing allegations that he sexually abused children decades ago. Sunday night, the St. Cloud diocese held a listening session to let other potential victims come forward and answer questions from parishioners.

Church to host listening session after former deacon accused of abuse

(SC Times) The Church of the Holy Spirit in south St. Cloud will host a listening session Sunday afternoon about accusations of sexual misconduct against Michael W. Weber, who was a deacon at the church in the late 1960s.

St. Cloud Diocese to air allegations of 1969 sex abuse

(Star Tribune) Catholic Church officials will hold a public meeting Sunday to air allegations that a prominent Minnesota child welfare advocate sexually abused two boys around the time he served as a deacon at a St. Cloud church more than … Continue reading

Michael Weber: Another Victim

Another victim has come forward with allegations of sexual misconduct by Michael Weber. At the time of the misconduct, Weber was a transitional deacon with the St. Cloud Diocese and was likely living at St. John’s Abbey while attending the … Continue reading

Michael W Weber: Background and Timeline

[spoiler][/spoiler]An updated version of this post is available… Here [spoiler]- Chairman of the Board; Rainbow Research (Minneapolis, MN) – Mentor; Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) – Board of Directors; Greater Twin Cities United Way – Fmr. President and CEO of … Continue reading

Michael Weber’s Departure from VOA

According to the St. Cloud Diocese, Michael Weber resigned from Volunteers of America – Minnesota in 2010 after one of his victims called a VoA board member. If you have information regarding Weber’s misconduct or his resignation from VoA, please … Continue reading

Bulletin Announcement Regarding Michael Weber

[Webmaster’s Note: If you were a victim of misconduct by Michael W. Weber, please contact law enforcement, a counselor or an attorney. Please do not contact the St. Cloud Diocese. Diocesan personnel first learned of misconduct by Michael Weber in … Continue reading

Reports to police, Benton sheriff detail claims against ex-deacon

(SC Times) The allegations of sexual misconduct by former Church of the Holy Spirit deacon Michael W. Weber include an accusation that he fondled a boy he met when Weber was a “big brother” to the boy in St. Cloud … Continue reading

Investigators: Advocate Accused (Video)

(Fox 9) Michael Weber trained to be a priest back in the 1960s and went on to be the prominent leader of the area’s most well-known social service agencies. Now, the long-time advocate for children is accused of sexually abusing … Continue reading

Weber Victims to Meet

If you were a victim of misconduct by Michael W. Weber, please contact law enforcement, a counselor or an attorney.  Please do not contact the St. Cloud Diocese. The diocese had at least forty years and several opportunities to deal … Continue reading

Protected: Weber: Three Police Reports, Seven Victims

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McNeely Center Announcement Regarding Michael Weber

In a letter sent to Saint John’s University, dated Thursday, November 10, 2011, we learned of allegations of sexual misconduct by Michael Weber. None of the alleged incidents occurred at Saint John’s University or the College of Saint Benedict. Mr. Weber has … Continue reading

Institutional Accountability for Institutional Predators

In the wake of the scandal at Penn State University, the public dialogue has suggested that Americans are both shocked by the incidents of sexual abuse and appalled by the extensive cover-up perpetrated by top officials at the University. There … Continue reading

Former St. Cloud deacon accused of sexual misconduct resigns from Twin Cities United Way board

(SC Times) Michael W. Weber has resigned from the board of directors at the Greater Twin Cities United Way in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations that date back more than 40 years.

SJU Mentor Accused of Sexual Misconduct

Michael W. Weber (SJU ’66) has been mentoring Saint John’s University students as part of the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship despite Abbot John Klassen’s and Saint John’s University’s knowledge of allegations of sexual misconduct.

SJU Removes Weber From Web Site

After an allegation of misconduct was made public on Saturday, Saint John’s University removed Michael Weber’s name from the web pages for the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship program . Weber was a mentor with the program and attended a mentor function in … Continue reading

Diocese sets listening session on allegation

(SC Times) The St. Cloud diocese has scheduled a Dec. 4 listening session to address a sexual abuse allegation against a man who was a deacon in the diocese in 1969 and 1970.

Text: Listening Session Announced

The following statement was made by Fr. Thomas Knoblach after the 4pm mass on Saturday night (November 12, 2011) at the Church of the Holy Spirit in St. Cloud: