Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Abuse law unleashes firestorm on church

Older misconduct cases may not have ever surfaced without Child Victim’s Act.

Updated: May 25, 2014, - 04:14 PM

Suits allege St. John's Abbey monk abused 2 'cabin kids'

The clergy sex abuse lawsuit against the Twin Cities archdiocese headed northwest Monday, when documents related to child abuse by...

Updated: May 19, 2014, - 09:26 PM

From the Travel Desk: Deal was too good to be true

After suffering through a long Minnesota winter, the offer of a free vacation was appealing. Was it legit?

Updated: May 16, 2014, - 01:14 PM

Giving beat: Investor exchange blazes a new trail

The Twin Cities will become the hub of a national philanthropy movement this week that prods foundations to spend more...

Updated: May 12, 2014, - 09:03 PM

Ham Lake talk sets aside discord to heal a hurting Catholic Church

As many Minnesota Catholics struggle to reconcile their faith with the revelations of clergy sexual abuse, a gathering at the Church of St. Paul in Ham Lake provided one grass-roots model to bridge the divide.

Updated: May 10, 2014, - 02:40 PM

May 8: Privacy vs. public safety argued in abuse case

Hearing begins in lawsuit over whether names of accused priests should be revealed.

Updated: May 08, 2014, - 09:38 PM

On the beat: MS 150 bike ride is a family affair

When the MS 150 bike ride takes off for Duluth in June, the Zylstra family will have a particularly strong...

Updated: May 05, 2014, - 07:12 PM

Giving beat: 'Save Darfur' Facebook philanthropy falls flat

The “Save Darfur” cause on Facebook drew more than 1 million members between 2007 and 2010, drawing attention to the...

Updated: April 29, 2014, - 06:05 PM

Ex-archdiocese deputy: Clergy abusers given jobs, financial assistance

The Rev. Kevin McDonough testified that he often destroyed notes from his meetings on priests' sex misconduct.

Updated: April 28, 2014, - 12:44 PM

April 24: Nienstedt's testimony spurs calls for reform

Even as Nienstedt’s testimony stoked new debate among 800,000 Catholics in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, there were pleas from all sides to reform how the church handles child abusers.

Updated: April 24, 2014, - 11:37 AM

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