Jean Hopfensperger

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

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Judge orders archdiocese bankruptcy into mediation

Archdiocese, victims’ attorneys say step will aid bankruptcy settlement.

Updated: January 22, 2015, - 10:43 AM

Twin Cities Catholics brace for archdiocese bankruptcy fallout

Twin Cities Catholics going to mass this weekend saw something waiting for them along with the bulletins and hymnals — fliers explaining their church’s bankruptcy.

Updated: January 18, 2015, - 11:30 AM

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: January 16, 2015, - 04:58 PM

Timeline: How the archdiocese got to bankruptcy

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 10:31 AM

Archdiocese could file for bankruptcy soon, experts predict

The archdiocese faces the prospect of three clergy sex abuse lawsuits heading to court in 10 days. It previously indicated that it had just $5.3 million set aside for clergy abuse victims, even as it faced 25 current lawsuits with dozens more pending.

Updated: January 16, 2015, - 10:28 AM

Minnesota's professional organizers mark 20 years of cleaning up messes

If your new year’s resolution is to get your life organized, an unusual Minnesota nonprofit could be of service.Unbeknown to...

Updated: January 06, 2015, - 09:26 PM

Charities cashing in as shoppers round up at checkout

An analysis showed checkout fundraisers across the nation raked in more than $348 million in 2012.

Updated: December 24, 2014, - 10:57 PM

Pathways holds unusual niche in Minnesota health care

Uptown’s Pathways provides free services – including acupuncture, yoga and writing workshops – to people with life-threatening illnesses.

Updated: December 15, 2014, - 09:33 PM

Giving beat: Study finds super altruism may be hardwired

While altruism may explode during the holiday season, some folks are extraordinarily generous year-round. Turns out that extreme altruists, such...

Updated: December 10, 2014, - 07:07 PM

Archdiocese hires criminal defense attorney in Nienstedt investigation

Attorney Peter Wold has joined the ongoing investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct by the archbishop.

Updated: December 08, 2014, - 09:40 PM

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