Jean Hopfensperger

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

Recent content from Jean Hopfensperger

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

Philanthropy beat: Minnesota nonprofit BIZAA helps Nigerian kids attend school

The kidnapping of more than 200 Nigerian girls in April was particularly disturbing to Okey Anyanwu, a Brooklyn Park religious...

Updated: June 02, 2014, - 08:30 PM

Ex-vicar general advised Nienstedt to resign

“I think leaders have a responsibility to be accountable for decisions whenever they take place in an organization,” said Laird in the May 12 deposition. Laird himself resigned not long afterward.

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 10:39 PM

Giving beat: Ex-officials keep old campaign cash tied up

Although Washington lawmakers are allowed to make charitable donations from their campaign war chests after running their final campaigns, few...

Updated: May 28, 2014, - 08:27 PM

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

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