Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword
Like this
3Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Haselberger Affidavit - Redacted

Haselberger Affidavit - Redacted

Ratings: (0)|Views: 20,580 |Likes:
Haselberger Affidavit - Redacted
Haselberger Affidavit - Redacted

More info:

Published by: Minnesota Public Radio on Jul 15, 2014
Copyright:Traditional Copyright: All rights reserved

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

07/20/2014

pdf

text

original

 
v
STATE
OF
MINNESOTAIN
DISTRICT COIIRTCOLINTY
OF
RAMSEY
SECOND
JUDICIAL DISTRICT
Case
Type:
Personal
Injury
File
No.
62-CV-13-4075
Doe
1,
Plaintiff,
AFFIDAVIT
OF
JEIIIIIX'ER
II{
HASELBERGER
Archdiocese
of
Saint
Paul
and
Mirmeapolis,
Diocese
of
Winona,
and
Thomas
Adamson,
Defendants.
STATE
OF
MINNESOTACOUNTY
OF
RAMSEY
Jennifer
M.Ilaselberger,
JCL, PhD, being
duly
sworn,
on oath,
deposes
and
statesas
follows:
1.
The
statements made
herein,
unless stated
otherwise,
are
only to
be considered
as
reflective
of
the
situation
and
circumstances
of
the
Archdiocese
of
Saint
Paul
and
Minneapolis.
These statements
should
not
be
understood
to
be
representative
of
the
practices
of
other
Catholic
dioceses
in
the
United
States,
of
the
universal Catholic
Church,
or of
the
Holy
See.
Z.
I
am
a
Canon
Lawyer having
received
my
licentiate (J.C.L.)
from
the
Catholic
University
Leuven,
Beþum,
n
2004.
I
also bave
a
Doctorate
in
Philosophy
(Ph.D.)
fromthe
Universþ
of
London, England.
I
have been
a
member
of
the
Canon
Law
Society
of
)))
ss.
1
Filed in Second Judicial District Court
7/14/2014 6:21:15 PM
Ramsey County Civil, MN
62-CV-13-4075
 
North America
and
served
on the Resolutions Committee
of
that
Society.
I
have
practiced
as
a
Canon
Lawyer in
Minnesot¿,
North
Dakota,
Illinois,
and
intemationally.
3.
From
2008
until
2013
I
served
as
the
Chancellor
for
Canonical
Affairs for
the
Archdiocese
of
Saint
Paul
and
Minneapolis.
I
was
appointed
to
that position
by
the Most
Reverend
John
Nienstedt, Archbishop
of
Saint
Paul and
Minneapolis.
My
primaryresponsibilities at
the
time
I
was
hired
as
Chancellor
for
Canonical
Affairs,
and
appointed
Chancellor, was
to provide
advice
to
the
Archbishop
and
to
serve
as
the
chief archivist
and
record
keeper
for
the
Archdiocesel.
I
was also
the
Director of
the
Ofhce
of
Conciliation
and
held
various
er
fficio
positions
as
a
Director
or
Board
member
of
aff,rliated
entities.
However,
during
my
tenure
as
Chancellor,
and
especially
after
my
reports
to
law
enforcement regarding
the
Archdiocese's handling
of
accusations
of
sexual
abuse
of
minors,
my
job
duties
were
significantly cwtailed.
After
enduring
months
of
harassment, threats,
and
intimidation-
examples
of
which
I
will
provide later
in
this
affidavit-
I
resigned
as
Chancellor
for
Canonical
Affairs on
April
30,
2013.
The
Minnesota
Department
of
Employrnent
and
Economic
Development concluded that
I
resigned
for
good reason
caused
by my
employer,
because
I
'felt
that
I
could no longer
work for
an
organtzation that was
notcooperating
fully
with
investigations
into illegal activities
within
the
orgarization'.
4.
From 2004
until
2006
I
served
as
a
Judge
on
the
Mefopolitan
Tribunal
of
the
Archdiocese
of
Saint
Paul
and
Minneapolis.
I
was appointed
to
serve
in this position by
the
Most
Reverend
Harry
J. Flynn,
who
preceded
Archbishop Nienstedt
as
Archbishop.
My
primary responsibility
as
a
judge
was
to
adjudicate,
as
part
of
a three
judge
panel,
cases
for
2
t
çCode
of
Canon
Law,
c.482,
1)
62-CV-13-4075
 
declarations
of
nullþ
of
marriage.
However, during
this time
I
also
served as
a
Victims'
Advocate
for
the
Office of Advocacy/Commission
on Women.
In
both of
these
positions,
as
well
as
in
my
position as
Chancellor,
I
came
to
have knowledge
of
the
Archdiocese's
handling
of
accusations
of
sexual
abuse
by
clergy
that
I
believe
are
relevant
to
the
present
inquiry
and
which
may
offer
additional insight
into
the
testimony
that
has
been
offered
by
others.
5. I
first
experienced
what
I
believe
to
be
the
Defendant
Archdiocese's
( Archdiocese ) efforts
to
conceal
from
the
general
public the
potential
criminal
acts
of
sexual misconduct
by its
clergy, and
the
injurious
nature
of
such
concealment,
in
approximately
October
of
2004.
Earlier
that
summer
I
had been
hired
by
Reverend
DanielConlin to
work
as a
Judge
on the
Metropolitan Tribunal,
where he
served
as
Judicial
Vicar.
Canon
law
mandates
the appoinfuent
of
a
Judicial
Vicar, or
'officialis',
who is
required to
be
a
priest
of
'unimpaired reputation'2. The Judicial
Vicar
reports
directly
to
the
Archbishop
and
has
supervisory
authorþ
over
Tribunal
personnel.
6.
At
the time that
I
was hired,
Reverend
Daniel
Conlin
served
both
as
Judicial
Vicar
and
as
Pastor
of
the
Church
of
Saint Columba.
He
interviewed
me
for
the Tribunal
position
at
the
parish rather
than
the
Tribunal offices.
However, upon beginning
myemployment
several
weeks
later
I
learned
that
Reverend
Conlin
had
been
reassigned
to
the
Tribunal
full
time,
and
that
his
parish
assignment
had
come
to
an
end.
The
explanation
given
for
this
change
was
that
the
Archbishop had
determined
that
administering
the
Tribunal
was
a
frrll
time
job.
a
J
2
(Code
ofCanon
Løw,
c.
1420, ç4).
62-CV-13-4075

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->