Announcements

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

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