Announcements

Statement Regarding End of DACA Program

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda and Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens We join the leadership of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, both in expressing frustration and disappointment with the Administration’s decision to bring an end to the Deferred Action … Continue reading

Update On Case Involving Rev. James Devorak

From Timothy O’Malley, Director, Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment The Glencoe Police Department notified us August 31, 2017, that it completed its investigation into a recently revealed allegation of sexual abuse of a minor said to have occurred … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Larry Johnson

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Father Larry Johnson, a retired priest of the Archdiocese. The alleged abuse occurred in 1994. In accordance … Continue reading

Additional Information Regarding the Removal of Rev. James Devorak

From Tim O’Malley, Director, Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Today, the Diocese of New Ulm authorized our release of the following statement from Bishop John M. LeVoir concerning Father James Devorak: “The … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. James Devorak

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Father James Devorak is a retired priest of the Diocese of New Ulm who has been serving parishes in the Archdiocese since July of 2015.  His most recent assignment was as parochial vicar at the … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Reorganization Plan Vote

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda I am grateful to all those who took part in the balloting process and thereby helped us to move closer to a resolution of our ongoing bankruptcy litigation. It is my understanding that the balloting … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Michael O’Connell

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Earlier this year, Michael O’Connell petitioned Pope Francis for a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state, commonly referred to as a “request for laicization.” I have recently been informed that the Holy Father … Continue reading

Archdiocesan Reorganization Update from Archbishop Hebda

Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda offers an update on the reorganization process in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.   Download a PDF of the Letter from Archbishop Hebda: Archdiocesan Reorganization Update. Download a PDF of this letter in Spanish.

Statement Regarding Peter Laird

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda In January of 2014, before I arrived in the Archdiocese, Rev. Peter Laird petitioned Pope Francis for a dispensation from the obligations of the clerical state, commonly referred to as a “request for laicization.” I … Continue reading

Financial Officer Report FY 2016

View the Management Discussion and Analysis and Financial Statements FY 2016. Introduction Fiscal Year 2016 began July 1, 2015, and ended June 30, 2016. It was a year of continuing financial challenges for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, and … Continue reading

Archdiocese Files Amended Plan of Reorganization

Late this morning, the Archdiocese filed an amended Plan of Reorganization in U.S. Bankruptcy Court.  The Plan increases the proposed Trust for claimants from $65 million to more than $130 million.  For more information, check www.thecatholicspirit.com and click the links below. … Continue reading