Announcements

Statement Regarding Deacon Joseph Damiani

From Bishop Andrew H Cozzens At the request of the Clergy Review Board, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt has temporarily removed Deacon Joseph Damiani from ministry while an investigation is reopened regarding a previous allegation of a sexual abuse of a minor.  Deacon Damiani has … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Joseph Gallatin

From Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis At the recommendation of the Clergy Review Board and the Episcopal Vicar for Ministerial Standards, Very Rev. Reginald Whitt, O.P., I am placing restrictions on the ministry of Rev. … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Francis Hoefgen

From Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens Francis Hoefgen was charged today with first degree criminal sexual conduct in Dakota County Court. Court documents indicate the reported abuse occurred from the spring of 1989 to the fall of 1991. Hoefgen is … Continue reading

Statement: Deposition of Fr. Kevin McDonough

In today’s deposition, Fr. Kevin McDonough responded to questions about his involvement with the archdiocese’s handling of matters involving allegations of clergy sexual abuse while he served as Vicar General between 1991 and 2008, and Delegate for Safe Environment from … Continue reading

Statement: Priest Returns to Ministry

This past weekend, Father David Barrett returned to public ministry at Masses at the parish of St. Wenceslaus in New Prague after a five-month leave of absence related to past sexual misconduct. Father Barrett’s return to ministry as an assistant … Continue reading

Statement: Deposition of Archbishop Nienstedt

In his deposition, Archbishop John Nienstedt repeatedly stated that the safety of children is the archdiocese’s highest priority. He responded to questions about the tragedy of sexual abuse by clergy, and how the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis handled … Continue reading

Statement: Ramsey County Court Hearing Regarding Doe 1 Case

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is pleased with the outcome of today’s hearing before Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North in the Doe 1 case. We look forward to working with the Court, the opposing … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Ramsey County Court Decision

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis looks forward to working with the Court, the opposing parties and the special master in complying with today’s ruling by Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North in the Doe 1 … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Archbishop John Nienstedt

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis appreciates today’s announcement by the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office that they have declined to file charges against Archbishop Nienstedt. As a result of today’s announcement, the archbishop will now resume all of his … Continue reading

Statement Regarding MPR Report on Accused Clergy

Consistent with the paramount goal of protecting children, the archdiocese has committed to the public disclosure of clergy members against whom claims of sexual abuse of a minor have been found to be substantiated. The archdiocese has been clear and … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Appeal to Minnesota Court of Appeals

On Thursday, February 13, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis filed a motion with Ramsey County Judge John Van de North asking him to put a hold on the rulings he made at the hearing on Tuesday, February 11 … Continue reading

Condensed Financial Statements FY 2013

Click here to read the full audited annual report Notes to condensed financial statements The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis (the Archdiocese) was first established as a diocese by the Holy See in 1850 (originally Minnesota and the Dakotas) … Continue reading

Being accountable to the people we serve

Column by Bishop Lee Piché, auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Click here to read the full audited annual report. This year, for the first time, the archdiocese is releasing its full audited financial report, as has been planned … Continue reading

Detailed Accounting of Accounts 1-515 and 1-516 FY 2013

Click here to read the full audited annual report. Certain financial accounts, numbered 1-515 and 1-516, have elicited interest in recent months. The total 1-515 and 1-516 expenses for the past 10 years is $8,813,492 or 2 percent of Chancery … Continue reading