St. Norbert Abbot: "No factual basis" to accusations of Norbertine misconduct

Published: Sep. 24, 2018 at 9:24 PM CDT
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The Norbertine Order is responding to recent social media posts and claims accusing Norbertines of misconduct.

In a letter on the religious order's website, the abbot of St. Norbert Abbey says accusations were investigated by a board of review and an independent agency.

"Previous investigations have already established that current Norbertines named in recent postings are innocent of the claims made against them," Rt. Reverend Dane Radecki

. "There is no factual basis to the claims."

St. Norbert College scheduled two meetings this week and next for students and staff to discuss and pray over the global issue of clergy abuse. The college president says the meetings' focus will be expanded to discuss the issue of sexual abuse in general. The meetings are for students, faculty and staff only and are not open to the general public.