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Note to readers about content this weekAdmitted abuser Gil Gustafson and abuse survivor Susan Pavlak teamed up to bring healing to the scandal-wracked St. Paul-Minneapolis Archdiocese. But public backlash has stalled their project.
"A failure, however, isn't the same as a crime. That is a legal question, not a moral question," said Archbishop Bernard Hebda, head of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano ordered two auxiliary bishops to have a law firm wrap up its investigation, and later instructed them to destroy evidence, per a memo unsealed Wednesday.
Updated: The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese agreed to a revision of its civil settlement that added "direct and public admission of wrongdoing" for its role in clergy sexual abuse.