The Catholic Diocese of Winona is supporting the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis which is seeking a 90-day delay in producing a list of allegedly abusive priests.
The Minneapolis Star Tribune reports the Winona Diocese, which is a co-defendant in a lawsuit seeking the release of a list of 40 priests in the archdiocese, has filed a memorandum in support of the archdiocese,
The Winona Diocese is also seeking to quash any deposition of now retired Bishop Robert Brom. The paper says Brom was the Vicar General of the Winona Diocese in the 1970s when former priest Thomas Adamson was moved from the diocese to the archdiocese after Adamson was suspected of sexual abuse of minors.
Father Robert Brom also served as Bishop the Diocese of Duluth and the Sand Diego Diocese.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was ordered by a judge in February to give the court its records of 40 priests who had been credibly accused of abusing children from 1970 to the present.