Announcements

Lenten Regulations for Fasting and Abstinence

Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is February 26, 2020. What are the regulations for penance, fasting and abstinence during Lent? Penitential days – The penitential days for the universal Church are each Friday of the whole year and the … Continue reading

Live Stream of Ordination, Installation of Bishop-elect DeGrood

The episcopal ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Donald DeGrood as the ninth bishop of Sioux Falls is scheduled for Thursday, February 13, 2020. The ordination and installation will be live streamed on the Diocese of Sioux Falls’ YouTube channel. Continue reading

Statement Regarding Bishop Michael J. Hoeppner Investigation

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has recently been authorized by the Congregation for Bishops in Rome, to conduct further investigation related to claims that the Bishop of Crookston, Michael J. Hoeppner, had engaged … Continue reading

Immigration Sunday Homily Apology from Father Nicholas VanDenBroeke

Father Nicholas VanDenBroeke:  My homily on immigration contained words that were hurtful to Muslims.  I’m sorry for this.  I realize now that my comments were not fully reflective of the Catholic Church’s teaching on Islam.

Statement Regarding Immigration Sunday Homily

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda:

I have spoken with Father VanDenBroeke about his homily on immigration and he has expressed sorrow for his words and an openness to seeing more clearly the Church’s position on our relationship with Islam. Continue reading

Statement Regarding the Death of Bishop Paul Sirba

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. Continue reading

Catholic Center Offices Closed Wednesday, Nov. 27

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.

Statement Regarding Rev. Gerard Saguto, FSSP

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 Peter. Continue reading

Statement Regarding Bishop Hoeppner Investigation

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 the Diocese of Crookston. Continue reading