Documents Posted: Second Independent, External Audit of the Archdiocese’s Safe Environment Policies and Procedures

A second independent, external audit of the Archdiocese’s Safe Environment policies and procedures was conducted and it found that the Archdiocese is in substantial compliance with the Ramsey County Settlement Agreement. A copy of the audit, from StoneBridge Business Partners, and … Continue reading

Optional Memorial: Blessed Solanus Casey, July 30

Date: Thursday, July 19, 2018 Source: Office of Worship Archbishop Bernard Hebda has received permission from the Vatican to include Blessed Casey’s feast day on the Archdiocesan liturgical calendar. It will occupy the rank of optional memorial (alongside the optional memorial … Continue reading

Archbishop Hebda Invites Young Adults to Abuse Crisis Listening Sessions

Archbishop Hebda invites young adults (ages 18-39) of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to join him for listening sessions regarding the abuse crises in the Church. Watch the invitation: https://youtu.be/cqoLEObJRiQ

U.S. Bishops Meet Nov. 12-14 in Baltimore; Assembly Live Streamed

 Watch the archived video on the USCCB’s Video On-Demand page. The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will gather for the 2018 Fall General Assembly in Baltimore, November 12-14. The assembly will begin with an address by Cardinal Daniel … Continue reading

Bishop Cozzens’ Statement Regarding Review Board for Bishops

From Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens   Right now, the Catholic Church desperately needs an independent structure, led by experienced lay personnel, to investigate and review allegations made against bishops, archbishops and cardinals – and not just priests, as is … Continue reading

Archbishop Hebda Comments on Archbishop McCarrick Case

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda’s column in the August 9, 2018, edition of The Catholic Spirit: Every time Mass is celebrated, the priest prays that Jesus will “look not on our sins but on the faith of [his] Church… .”  … Continue reading

Letter Regarding Transition of Leadership at The Catholic Cemeteries

From John Cherek, Director, The Catholic Cemeteries It is with great delight and anticipation that I announce today that Archbishop Bernard Hebda has accepted the recommendation of the Board of Directors of The Catholic Cemeteries that Joan Gecik be hired as the fourth … Continue reading

Optional Memorial: Blessed Solanus Casey, July 30

Archbishop Bernard Hebda has received permission from the Vatican to include Blessed Casey’s feast day on the Archdiocesan liturgical calendar. It will occupy the rank of optional memorial (alongside the optional memorial of St. Peter Chrysologus) and its liturgical color … Continue reading

Archbishop Hebda Appoints New Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary

From The Saint Paul Seminary and the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis  Today, The Saint Paul Seminary’s Board of Trustees approved Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s appointment of the Rev. Joseph C. Taphorn, JCL, as the 15th Rector of The Saint Paul … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Filing of Joint Plan of Reorganization

From Thomas J. Abood, Chair, Archdiocesan Reorganization Task Force and Archdiocesan Finance Council Today the Archdiocese and the Unsecured Creditors Committee filed a joint Plan of Reorganization which marks an important step in effectuating the recently announced $210 million settlement.  … Continue reading