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

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

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

Statement on Approval of Crosiers’ Settlement

From Thomas J. Abood, Chair, Reorganization Task Force, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Today, Judge Kressel approved the plan of reorganization of the Crosiers on schedule with the objections of the Archdiocese and parishes addressed in negotiation prior to … Continue reading

Updated: Statement Regarding Objection to Crosier Plan

From Thomas J. Abood, Chair, Reorganization Task Force of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis The Archdiocese is committed to maximizing its resources available to compensate victims and to reach a prompt consensual result in its bankruptcy case through … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Jules Omba Omalanga

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Father Jules Omba Omalanga, who is a priest of the Archdiocese of Kinshasa (Congo), was serving as chaplain at the University of Minnesota Medical Center and chaplain to the Francophone community at Saint Boniface Parish … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Thomas Joseph

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda The Archdiocese’s Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment was contacted by an adult alleging inappropriate conduct on the part of Father Thomas Joseph, Parochial Administrator of the Church of Saint Nicholas in Carver. Following … Continue reading