Archbishop Hebda: How We Respond as Catholics

On May 29, Archbishop Hebda discussed in an interview on Relevant Radio how we respond as Catholics to the current unrest. Listen here. Plus: pray with Archbishop Hebda and other faith leaders the evening of May 29 from 8-9 p.m. and share photos via Facebook and Twitter using #stpfaithleadersforjustice. Continue reading

Statement Regarding the Death of George Floyd in Minneapolis

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: The video of George Floyd in police custody Monday evening is gut wrenching and deeply disturbing. The sadness and pain are intense. Let us pray for comfort for his grieving family and friends, peace for a hurting community and prudence while the process moves forward. Continue reading

Letter from Archbishop Hebda Regarding New Executive Order Allowing Larger Faith-based Gatherings

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda:   I wish to let you know of an important breakthrough in our state that will allow for greater worship opportunities for all Minnesotans as we together address the Covid-19 pandemic. On Tuesday, Governor Walz will issue a new executive order that allows faith communities to accommodate up to 250 people for worship services, provided precautions are taken to protect public health. Continue reading

Thomas Johnson Steps Down as Ombudsperson, Replacement Named

From the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Twin Cities attorney Thomas L. Johnson recently announced he is stepping down from his position as ombudsperson for clerical sexual abuse within the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis – a role in which Tom has served since January of 2018. The former Hennepin County Attorney cited health challenges as the reason for his decision. Continue reading

Update from Archbishop Hebda Regarding Public Masses

To our disappointment, the governor and his administration have not yet engaged in dialogue with us on our proposal. While easing the Stay-at-Home order May 13, the governor’s new Stay Safe Minnesota executive order explicitly prohibited faith-based gatherings with more than ten unrelated people. Continue reading

‘Walking the Good Red Road: Nicholas Black Elk’s Journey to Sainthood’ Documentary to Air May 24

On Sunday, May 24, KSTP(ABC) will broadcast the 1-hour Black Elk documentary, “Walking the Good Red Road: Nicholas Black Elk’s Journey to Sainthood” at 5 a.m. This retelling of Black Elk’s life and legacy relies heavily on archival photographs and publications, expert interviews, and historical reenactments on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Continue reading

Events Canceled or Postponed

In response to concerns regarding COVID-19/coronavirus and out of an abundance of caution, the following events have been canceled:  Continue reading

Watch the Bishops’ Rosary Procession

Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Bishop Andrew Cozzens visited five healthcare facilities, praying the Rosary at each location, Saturday, May 2. Watch the videos here. Continue reading

Letter from Archbishop Hebda: Stay-at-Home Update

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda: Easter Blessings in our Risen Lord! Thank you for supporting our Catholic parishes and schools and caring for those in need during these difficult times. I have been praying often and intensely for you, especially during Holy Week. Continue reading

Archdiocesan Synod Process Delayed

From the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis: Despite the great momentum for the Synod and the participation of more than 8,000 people in pre-Synod Prayer and Listening Events, the Covid-19 pandemic is requiring the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to alter the Synod schedule. Continue reading

Online Opportunities During Holy Week

With public Masses suspended, the faithful face a particularly challenging Holy Week this year. Many in the Church have risen to this challenge, offering local and national retreats, reflections and other online opportunities to continue gathering the Church help Catholics to make Holy Week meaningful for you and your family. Continue reading

Child Abuse Prevention Month

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse and neglect and promotes the social and emotional well-being of children and families. During the month of April, parishes are encouraged to … Continue reading