Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

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

Obituary: Glen Berryman was longtime accounting professor at U's Carlson School

For students at the Carlson School of Management from the 1960s through the 1990s, Glen Berryman was the accounting professor...

Updated: October 22, 2014, - 06:18 PM

Archdiocese to tackle economic settlements for abuse victims

After the historic deal with the Twin Cities Archdiocese, the difficult job of settling other church lawsuits looms.

Updated: October 20, 2014, - 02:57 PM

Church reached out to victims' lawyer after years of battles

The historic settlement between the Twin Cities archdiocese and Minnesota’s top clergy abuse attorney was set in motion on a sunny afternoon in July. That’s when the phone rang in attorney Jeff Anderson’s office.

Updated: October 19, 2014, - 10:02 AM

'We've forged a new way,' attorney says of clergy-abuse settlement

A settlement has been reached in a historic lawsuit that had forced the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis to release the names of its clergy child abusers and provide thousands of pages of documents about how it handled them.

Updated: October 14, 2014, - 10:18 AM

Oct. 3: Abuse by 4 priests in Twin Cities, New Ulm alleged

All of the Minnesota priests are now deceased.

Updated: October 13, 2014, - 10:43 AM

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