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St. Louis Archdiocese blames media for leader’s confusion over the legality of sex with children

The Archdiocese of St. Louis offered an explanation Wednesday for its leader’s claim to be unaware that priests could not legally have sex with children. Archbishop Robert Carlson testified during a deposition last month that he was not sure in 1984, when he heard accusations of clergy sex abuse as…

St. Louis archbishop claims he wasn’t sure it was illegal for priests to have sex with kids

St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson testified last month that he wasn’t sure whether it was illegal for priests to have sex with children while he served as chancellor of the St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese. The former chancellor gave a deposition last month in a lawsuit that claims the Minnesota…