SAINT PAUL, MN – Pope Francis this morning named Father Donald DeGrood, a priest of the Archdiocese, to replace retiring Bishop Paul J. Swain as the bishop of the Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Bishop-elect DeGrood is currently the … Continue reading
From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: On this first Sunday of Advent, my heart goes out to Bishop Sirba’s family and to the priests and faithful of the Diocese of Duluth as they grieve his sudden passing. A native son who … Continue reading
Due to expected inclement weather, the Archdiocesan Catholic Center is closed Wednesday, November 27. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, the Catholic Center will also be closed November 28 and 29, and will reopen at 8:00 a.m. Monday, December 2.
From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: I was notified Friday, November 8 that Father Gerard Saguto, FSSP, was recalled from his assignment as pastor of the Church of All Saints in Minneapolis by his religious community, the Priestly Fraternity of Saint … Continue reading
BALTIMORE, MD – Most Reverend Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, was today elected by members of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as the new chair of the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis. At the … Continue reading
From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: I am grateful that, since last June, there is a standardized process in place for investigating allegations against a bishop. That process was followed in the investigation of the allegation against Bishop Michael Hoeppner of … Continue reading
From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda to Catholic News Agency: I have been authorized by the Congregation for Bishops to commence an investigation into allegations that the Most Reverend Michael Hoeppner, the Bishop of Crookston, carried out acts or omissions intended … Continue reading
I welcome the legislation issued today by Pope Francis to address in a global way the harm caused by the sexual abuse of minors and adults by clergy, including bishops. Continue reading