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Church whistleblower says she 'didn't do enough'

October 22, 2013
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The former church employee who went public with claims that archdiocese leaders in St. Paul mishandled allegations of clergy sexual misconduct still feels like she didn't do enough.

Jennifer Haselberger says that as early as 2008, she had been warning church leaders about troubled priests in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. But she says they didn't listen. In one case, a priest she had warned about went on to molest two boys.

Haselberger says that weighs heavily on her. She ultimately resigned.

The archdiocese had no comment, saying it's a personnel issue.

Experts say it's rare for someone from within the church to speak out. But those who know Haselberger aren't surprised, saying she has a reputation for confronting difficult issues and standing up for her beliefs.

 
 

 

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