Announcements

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

Financial Officer Report – FY 2013

Click here to read the full audited annual report. By Thomas Mertens, CFO Since I arrived at the archdiocese in late 2012, along with the Archdiocesan Finance Council (AFC), I have made recommendations regarding financial best practices, including measures to … Continue reading

Statement from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Ramsey County District Court Judge John Van de North today ordered discovery to continue in the Doe 1 case. The Court also ordered the parties to submit proposed orders for the Court’s consideration regarding ongoing disclosure, which are due later … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Questions Related to Wehmeyer Case

In response to questions seeking clarity regarding the Weymeyer case, we affirm the finding of law enforcement that we complied with the requirements of mandated reporting. We have continuously made ourselves available to law enforcement to address any outstanding questions … Continue reading

Statement Regarding January 10 Letter to Ramsey County Court

On Friday, January 10, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis complied with a request from Ramsey County Court Judge John Van de North to provide recommendations for handling accusations of sexual abuse of minors that have been made known … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Ramsey County Court Hearing

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is pleased that Judge Van de North carefully reviewed and considered the pending motion for clarification of the Court’s Protective Order. Judge Van de North affirmed his intention that all accusations of sexual … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Father Mark Wehmann

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced that Fr. Mark Wehmann has agreed to take a leave of absence from active ministry. Fr. Wehmann’s clergy file recently was reviewed as a part of the comprehensive file review by … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Father Joseph Gallatin

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced that Fr. Joseph Gallatin has agreed to take a leave of absence from active ministry. Fr. Gallatin’s clergy file recently was reviewed as a part of the comprehensive file review by … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Harry Walsh

A media report was published today regarding Harry Walsh, a former member of the Redemptorists religious order in Ireland, and a former priest who ministered in the Archdiocese of Detroit and who later moved to the Archdiocese of St. Paul … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Allegation Against Archbishop Nienstedt

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced that an allegation has been brought by a mandated reporter within the Church to the St. Paul Police of inappropriate touching of a minor male on the buttocks by Archbishop John … Continue reading

Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt regarding allegation

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This is a difficult letter for me to write to you. This past weekend I learned of an allegation from a young man whom I anointed in the Sacrament of Confirmation who alleged that … Continue reading

Statement Regarding St. Paul Police Press Conference

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis greatly appreciates the comments by St. Paul Police Chief Smith today. We affirm that we received his letter and answered within the two-day span requested. In our response, we asked for an opportunity … Continue reading

Disclosure moves us forward on a path toward healing

Updated October 2014 Over the last several decades, some clergy members of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis unfortunately have violated the sacred trust placed in them by children, youth and their families by committing acts of sexual abuse. … Continue reading

Archdiocese Receives Approval of Court to Proceed with Disclosure

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is grateful for the approval of Ramsey County court to release information relating to priests who have been credibly accused of sexual abuse of minors in our archdiocese. We anticipate releasing this information … Continue reading

Statement on Updated Schedule for Disclosure

As part of the previously stated plan to ensure a comprehensive approach to address the issue of clergy sexual misconduct, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced that it is prepared to disclose its initial list of clergy … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Fr. Mark Huberty

Fr. Mark Huberty was criminally charged today in Ramsey County District Court regarding accusations made against him by a woman who has alleged inappropriate sexual contact. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis first learned of this situation from another … Continue reading

Statement On Curtis Wehmeyer Investigation

A recent article in the StarTribune called into question the archdiocese’s cooperation in the summer of 2012 with St. Paul Police in the Curtis Wehmeyer case.  These allegations are both unfortunate and unfounded, as we fully cooperated with the police … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Hiring of Outside Firm for Clergy File Review

As part of the plan to ensure a comprehensive approach to address the issue of clergy sexual misconduct, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced it has retained Kinsale Management Consulting in fulfillment of Archbishop John Nienstedt’s stated … Continue reading

Open Letter From Archbishop John Nienstedt Regarding Clarence Vavra

Clarence Vavra, a priest ordained in 1965, was removed from ministry in 2003. We take extremely seriously the concerns and questions about Vavra’s crimes against minors and the archdiocese’s handling of them. In 1995, Vavra self-reported that he engaged in … Continue reading