The St. Cloud Times reports the abbey isn't opposed to the request for the documents -- but wants the order so that the information on the accused Rev. Francisco Schulte won't be released to the public.
St. John's Abbey spokesman won't comment about sex abuse lawsuit
Saying the allegations must first be investigated, a St. John's Abbey spokesman won't comment on the central claim in a new lawsuit that accuses abbey officials of allowing a member to continue teaching long after he was accused of sexual abuse. A St. John's prep student claims in a suit filed in Stearns County that he was abused by the Rev. Allen Tarlton in the 1980s.