The Chancellor for Civil Affairs serves as the Archbishop's attorney and represents the Archdiocese in civil legal matters, and offers legal (civil) advice to the diocesan bishop and parishes on a variety of issues from property law to employment law.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of ministry-related sexual misconduct:
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis complies with Article 4 of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People, which requires dioceses to report an allegation of sexual abuse of a person who is a minor to the public authorities, to comply with all applicable civil laws with respect to the reporting of allegations of sexual abuse of minors to civil authorities, and to cooperate in their investigation in accord with the law of the jurisdiction in question.
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis also cooperates with public authorities regarding the reporting of cases even when the person is no longer a minor.
In every instance, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis advises victims of their right to make a report to public authorities and supports this right.