Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt faces new sex claims

Nienstedt says the allegations of sexual misconduct with seminarians and priests are “absolutely false.”

Updated: July 02, 2014, - 05:37 AM

Giving beat: U ‘refugee camp’ gets role players

The University of Minnesota is offering one of the more unusual volunteer opportunities of the year: the chance to be...

Updated: June 30, 2014, - 07:41 PM

Bush Foundation charts new philanthropy course – again

The Bush Foundation, one of the state’s largest charitable givers, is once more helping nonprofits, both large and small

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 11:40 PM

June 25: Archdiocese's McDonough must testify again

Judge rules that the Rev. Kevin McDonough must answer more questions.

Updated: June 25, 2014, - 09:43 PM

Priest says archdiocese never asked about alleged abuse

In a deposition, the Rev. Jerome Kern described his actions as “legitimate recreation.”

Updated: June 24, 2014, - 09:16 PM

U grads gear up for 3,400-mile bike fundraiser for cancer

Three University of Minnesota grads will blend their twin passions of biking and biology next month when they begin a...

Updated: June 23, 2014, - 06:35 PM

Religion beat: Some skepticism of Big Bang theory, but belief in supreme being

Although “The Big Bang Theory” is America’s most-watched TV comedy, some scientists aren’t smiling over a recent poll indicating about...

Updated: June 16, 2014, - 07:38 PM

Ex-priest from Twin Cities archdiocese admits abusing boys

Former priest Thomas Adamson recalled at least 10 boys he has sexually abused, out of list of 38 names shared...

Updated: June 11, 2014, - 10:07 PM

Ex-Twin Cities Bishop Carlson: No recall of sex abuse cases

Former Twin Cities bishop said he didn’t know whether priest-child sex was illegal and didn’t report abuse claims to police.

Updated: June 09, 2014, - 11:19 PM

June 4: Flynn can recall few details of sex abuse

Flynn’s sworn statement marks the first time he has spoken publicly since the child sex abuse scandal erupted in the archdiocese last fall.

Updated: June 04, 2014, - 10:36 PM

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