Announcements

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

Statement Regarding Rev. Jonathan Shelley

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Father Jonathan Shelley has been authorized to return to limited ministry, serving those who are in prisons and jails in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Father Shelley has been out of ministry since … Continue reading

Thomas L. Johnson Named Ombudsperson

From the Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment It was announced today in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis’ fourth report to Ramsey County District Court that Thomas L. Johnson has volunteered to serve as the ombudsperson for … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Dismissal of Reorganization Plans

From Tom Abood, Chair, Reorganization Task Force of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Judge Kressel’s decision bolsters our resolve to move forward in the bankruptcy process.  We are guided by his words from earlier this year, that the … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Richard Jeub

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Richard Jeub was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in 1966. In 2002, he was removed from ministry due to allegations against him of sexual abuse of a minor. He … Continue reading

Financial Officer Report FY 2017

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, 2017. View condensed financial statements below, as well as the Management Discussion and Analysis and … Continue reading

Supporting the mission of the Church FY 2017

View the Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements FY 2017. 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 … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Reinstatement of Reverend James Devorak

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda I have accepted the recommendation of the Archdiocesan Ministerial Review Board (MRB) and the Director of the Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment to return Father James Devorak to ministry in the Archdiocese of … Continue reading