Jean Hopfensperger

Reporter | Reporter - Philanthropy/Nonprofits
Phone: 612-673-4511
Jean Hopfensperger covers religion, philanthropy and nonprofits in Minnesota.

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Archdiocese's parishes seek shelter from abuse claims

Pastors in the Twin Cities are organizing, hiring an attorney to protect against lawsuits.

Updated: November 22, 2014, - 06:23 PM

Archdiocese weighs bankruptcy, cites costs of sex abuse cases

The report in the Catholic Spirit online newspaper says litigation claims are expected to grow beyond the $5.3 million the chancery has reserved for them. Only two cases have been settled so far.

Updated: November 20, 2014, - 11:23 PM

Priest accused of child sex abuse extradited from India

The Rev. Joseph Jeyapaul faces years-old sex abuse charges from his time in the Crookston Diocese.

Updated: November 18, 2014, - 05:28 AM

Animal rescues, schools, social services are top winners in Give to the Max Day

They top the list of favorites as Minnesotans pony up $18.3 million for 5,544 nonprofits.

Updated: November 15, 2014, - 06:41 AM

Minnesotans dig deeper than ever on Give to the Max Day

The one-day charity marathon brought in more than $18 million.

Updated: November 14, 2014, - 12:18 AM

St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese to lay off staff, cut budget

The $5 milllion in cuts to the chancery's operating budget is linked to abuse cases and other spending.

Updated: November 13, 2014, - 08:55 AM

18,000 student volunteers head to the X for We Day Minnesota

High school students who have participated in volunteer projects in the past year join forces for the second annual We Day celebration Wednesday.

Updated: November 12, 2014, - 08:47 PM

Twin Cities Catholics criticize annulment process

The chances of getting an annulment from the Twin Cities archdiocese are among the lowest in the nation, and the waits are among the highest, according to a review of the Canon Law Society of America’s 2012 annual report, the most recent available.

Updated: November 11, 2014, - 09:10 AM

Project Minnesota-León marks three decades of linking Nicaraguans and Minnesotans

It was 1984 when Bryce Hamilton traveled with a delegation to the war-torn country of Nicaragua, a small Central American...

Updated: October 28, 2014, - 07:36 PM

17 more priest offenders are identified by St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese

The latest list brings to 55 the number of priests credibly accused of abuse while serving the archdiocese.

Updated: October 23, 2014, - 11:53 PM

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