NFP Awareness Week Begins July 21

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated the last week of July as NFP Awareness Week. NFP stands for Natural Family Planning, and offers a scientific and marriage building opportunity by learning about one’s fertility. NFP Awareness Week supports couples by bringing awareness of spousal love. This year NFP Week runs from July 21-27, 2019. Continue reading

The Catholic Spirit Wins 12 National Press Awards

Source: The Catholic Spirit The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Bishop Accountability Measures Approved by USCCB

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: I found great encouragement in the actions taken this week by the bishops of the United States. There was overwhelming support for the measures taken to make sure that structures are in place to hold bishops accountable for their actions, structures that call upon the indispensable gifts and expertise of our lay sisters and brothers. Continue reading

Message from Archbishop Hebda: Moving Forward Together

At this year’s Vigil of Pentecost, I will be formally announcing that our archdiocese will be embarking on a synod, our first since 1939. A synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church. It is my hope that the process outlined in these pages, involving every parish in our archdiocese, will help us over the next two years to draw on the gifts that have bestowed in such abundance on the faithful of this archdiocese to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news. Continue reading

Watch Live: 2019 Ordination to Holy Priesthood

This Saturday, May 25 at 10 a.m., watch live as Archdiocesan fourth-year seminarians are ordained as priests at the Cathedral of Saint Paul.

The ordination will be aired courtesy of Town Square Television on Metro Channel 6 and streamed via Facebook Live. Continue reading

Update Regarding Reverend Thomas Joseph

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda In January 2018, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was notified of allegations that Reverend Thomas Joseph engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with an adult. We immediately alerted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office of … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Laicization of Theodore McCarrick

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda It is my hope that the decision to impose on Theodore McCarrick the penalty of dismissal from the priesthood brings a measure of peace and healing to those who were harmed by him. The courageous … Continue reading

Data Breach Notice

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis learned Thursday night that hackers outside of the United States compromised an Image-I-Nation Technologies (INT) database that contained personal information on some employees and volunteers in the Archdiocese. INT, a vendor used by … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Johnson

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Reverend Lawrence Johnson – a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis who had voluntarily withdrawn from all ministry in 2014 – has been authorized to return to public ministry in the … Continue reading

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

Supporting the Mission of the Church FY 2018

View the Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements. The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis serves Catholics and the greater 12-county Twin Cities community. The following narrative explains the function of each department and the funding level for Fiscal Year 2018. … Continue reading

Financial Officer Report FY 2018

Author’s note: The following comments elaborate on the financial statements of the archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation (“archdiocese”) that ended June 30, 2018. View condensed financial statements below, as well as the Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements. … Continue reading

Seeing beyond the numbers

This column was featured in The Catholic Spirit as part of the Archdiocesan Chancery Corporation Annual Financial Report for FY 2018. View the Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements. While it’s not unusual to hear Christ characterized in our tradition as “teacher,” “shepherd,” “physician,” “advocate,” … 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