INTERVIEW: Analysis of Claims Against Archbishop John Nienstedt

Updated: 07/01/2014 6:55 PM KSTP.com By: Cassie Hart



Archbishop John Nienstedt, the head of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, is being investigated for allegations of sexual misconduct, including claims that he made unwanted sexual advances toward a former Twin Cities priest, according to a report posted online Tuesday by Commonweal Magazine.

Nienstedt denies the allegations and says the archdiocese is conducting an internal investigation into them.

Dr. Charles Reid, a law professor and Catholic Church expert from the University of St. Thomas School of Law, gives his analysis.