Bishop Cozzens’ Statement Regarding Review Board for Bishops

From Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens   Right now, the Catholic Church desperately needs an independent structure, led by experienced lay personnel, to investigate and review allegations made against bishops, archbishops and cardinals – and not just priests, as is … Continue reading

Archbishop Hebda Comments on Archbishop McCarrick Case

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda’s column in the August 9, 2018, edition of The Catholic Spirit: Every time Mass is celebrated, the priest prays that Jesus will “look not on our sins but on the faith of [his] Church… .”  … Continue reading

Letter Regarding Transition of Leadership at The Catholic Cemeteries

From John Cherek, Director, The Catholic Cemeteries It is with great delight and anticipation that I announce today that Archbishop Bernard Hebda has accepted the recommendation of the Board of Directors of The Catholic Cemeteries that Joan Gecik be hired as the fourth … Continue reading

Optional Memorial: Blessed Solanus Casey, July 30

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 of St. Peter Chrysologus) and its liturgical color … Continue reading

Archbishop Hebda Appoints New Rector of The Saint Paul Seminary

From The Saint Paul Seminary and the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis  Today, The Saint Paul Seminary’s Board of Trustees approved Archbishop Bernard Hebda’s appointment of the Rev. Joseph C. Taphorn, JCL, as the 15th Rector of The Saint Paul … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Filing of Joint Plan of Reorganization

From Thomas J. Abood, Chair, Archdiocesan Reorganization Task Force and Archdiocesan Finance Council Today the Archdiocese and the Unsecured Creditors Committee filed a joint Plan of Reorganization which marks an important step in effectuating the recently announced $210 million settlement.  … Continue reading

Letter from Archbishop Hebda, Q&A Regarding Bankruptcy Settlement

A letter from Archbishop Bernard Hebda and a Q&A regarding the bankruptcy settlement were distributed at parishes last weekend. You may view them at the links below. Letter from Archbishop Hebda Q&A Regarding the Bankruptcy Settlement

Settlement Reached, Press Conference on Facebook

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has reached an agreement with abuse survivors, all parishes and related Catholic entities that will resolve the bankruptcy. Archbishop Bernard Hebda and Tom Abood, chair of the Archdiocesan Finance Council, addressed the media … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Jim Smith

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda James (Jim) Smith, who was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis on May 30, 1987, has been granted a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state (“laicization”). During his … Continue reading