Category Archives: Saint Scholastica

1969: St. Scholastica and Sexual Abuse (Duluth)

[Webmaster’s Note: Benedictine Brother David Hemmerling was the founder and director of the New Direction program from approximately 1966 until 1993. During that time, the program was primarily associated with the College of Saint Scholastica (Duluth, MN), Saint Vincent College … Continue reading

1971: Juvenile Court Used for Adult (Duluth)

Hemmerling was charged with inducing a scholarship recipient to come to Duluth, where, court records show, Hemmerling “did practice sodomy” on the youth … [County Attorney Keith] Brownell confirmed the negotiations were largely to avoid publicity on the case, juvenile records … Continue reading

1969: “The New Direction” at Saint Scholastica (Duluth)

Recently inaugurated in Duluth was a youth program entitled “The New Direction.” The social and recreational group with no religious or organizational affiliations, The New Direction is composed of high school students and their adult advisors, a number of whom … Continue reading