Category Archives: Restricted List

Rev. Fran Hoefgen Officiated

According to the following obituary notice, Rev. Fran Hoefgen continues to perform some priestly duties.

Br. Jim Phillips… Background, History

There are several stories here: 1. In 2002, two former St. John’s Prep School students brought claims of sexual abuse against Br. Phillips. Br. Phillips allegedly fondled both of these victims, and sodomized one of the victims with his thumb. … Continue reading

Coverup Ends… Br. Jim Phillips is “Monk Under Supervision”

After more than eight years of covering up credible allegations of sexual abuse by one of its members, a source at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN has admitted that Br. Jim Phillips is a “Monk Under Supervision”. Br. Jim … Continue reading

Br. Jim Phillips… Wednesday at 9pm of Fox9 (Minneapolis)

On Wednesday evening, Minneapolis television station Fox9 [ Link ] will air a report on Br. Jim Phillips, a monk at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.

Saint John’s Abbey: Safety Plans for Sexual Offenders

Monks with a Safety Plan may not have social relationships or individual contact with vulnerable persons of any age on the Saint John’s campus or off-campus, in any setting. Webmaster’s Note: This Official Statement should be read carefully. The Abbey … Continue reading

Abbey Monks on the Web

The following monks from St. John’s Abbey have web sites: Fr. Tom Andert Fr. Timothy Backous Br. Dennis Beach Fr. Nickolas Becker Br. Isaac Connolly

Brennan Maiers on the Loose

Brennan Maiers, pedophile priest from St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota was reportedly out in public (without supervision, again) on Wednesday July 14th.

Finian’s Facebook Page?

St. John’s monk Fr. Finian McDonald is currently “on restriction” at St. John’s Abbey. Restricted monks cannot have personal web sites. Abbot John Klassen, however, is known for his relaxed approach to the enforcement of the actual restrictions placed on … Continue reading

Video of Restricted Monk at St. John’s Abbey

On May 16, 2010, Fr. Brennan Maiers, a restricted monk at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, was filmed outside the Abbey church stalking a potential victim. He pretends to read a book (turning pages in wrong direction) then puts … Continue reading

Investigators: Searching for Josh (w/ Video)

(Fox 9) EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. – When law enforcement couldn’t provide answers, the family of a missing Minnesota college student insisted they return his computer hard drive. The family recently allowed the FOX 9 investigators access to that hard drive … Continue reading

St. John’s Abbey faces new abuse suit

(Star Tribune) St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., broke its promise that a monk accused of sexually abusing a 12- and a 14-year-old boy would be barred from working with children, a lawsuit filed Tuesday in Ramsey County Court alleges.

NC brothers claim abuse by monk, sue Minn. order

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Two brothers who say they were sexually abused by a priest affiliated with a Minnesota abbey filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the religious order that runs the abbey and its preparatory school, as well as their … Continue reading

Press Conference Scheduled

Announcement of a lawsuit to be filed on Tuesday in Ramsey County District Court against Collegeville, Minnesota-based St. John’s Preparatory School, St, John’s Abbey, the Order of St. Benedict and Father Raymond Francisco Schulte, a minister at the school. The … Continue reading


POR QUE: Ess el anuncio de una demanda por radicarse el martes en el juzgado del Distrito del Condado Ramsey contra St. John’s Preparatory School en Collegeville, Minnesota, la St. John’s Abbey, la Order of St. Benedict y el padre … Continue reading

Restricted Monk Removes Facebook Page

Br. Isaac Connolly, a monk at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN recently took down his Facebook page [ Link ] after it was featured in the new “Meet the Monks” section on the Behind the Pine Curtain web site … Continue reading

Meet the Monks at St. John’s Abbey

The ”Meet the Monks” section of this web site lists 734 monks professed at Saint John’s Abbey between 1950 & 2012.  The list serves as a resource to the public, and allows victims to find their perpetrator’s name, or the … Continue reading

Restricted Monk visits School Cafeteria

Pedophile priest Brennan Maiers enjoyed breakfast with family members in the college cafeteria this morning. What, exactly, does “restriction” mean? Note: One of Fr. Maier’s victim was nine years old.

Accused clergy remain at St. John’s Abbey

COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. — Thirteen to 15 monks or priests live and work under restrictions at St. John’s Abbey after being accused of or admitting to sexual abuse, the abbot for the monastery said.

Abuse in the Abbey Shocks Community

The revelation that a former St. John’s abbot committed sexual abuse in the 1970s rocked the local community this week and left the monastery in a state of shock.