Announcements

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

Update Regarding Rev. Joseph T. Forcelle

The Diocese of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, notified the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis that it has reinstated Rev. Joseph T. Forcelle to ministry.  Please click here for the statement from the Diocese of Sioux Falls. Father Forcelle served the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Joseph Forcelle

From Tim O’Malley, Director of Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Rev. Joseph Thomas Forcelle and immediately reported it to law enforcement.  The … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Arrest of Mitchell Bolkcom

From Tim O’Malley, Director of the Office of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis learned this weekend that Bloomington Police arrested Mitchell Bolkcom, a former employee and volunteer at the Church of Saint Michael … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Disclosure of Additional Name

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda Today, we are disclosing the name and assignment history of a man who has a substantiated claim against him of sexually abusing a minor while he was a priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and … Continue reading

Statement Regarding UCC Filing Reorganization Plan

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda The judge has asked all parties to negotiate in good faith, and that is what we are endeavoring to do. Our consistent goal remains the same: a fair and just resolution for all.

Statement Regarding John Bussman

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received an allegation that John Bussman sexually abused a minor while he was still in ministry and serving at a parish in the 1980s. Law enforcement has been notified, … Continue reading

Dialogue Paved Road to Dropped Criminal Charges

July 20, 2016, was an important day for this local Church. In open court, the archdiocese reported significant progress on its efforts under the Civil Settlement Agreement — reached and announced last December — to create the safest environment possible … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Denial of Substantive Consolidation

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda I was pleased to learn that Judge Robert Kressel has decided that the motion to consolidate the assets of over 200 parishes and other Catholic institutions into the Archdiocese’s bankruptcy was not warranted. I am particularly … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Gerald Grieman

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda In 2014, law enforcement investigated an allegation that Father Grieman sexually abused a minor in the early 1990s. In 2015, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office declined prosecution. Father Grieman retired from full-time ministry in 2000 and … Continue reading

Response to Release of Documents

From Joe Dixon, Counsel for the Archdiocese, Fredrikson & Byron The Ramsey County Attorney’s Office and the St. Paul Police Department have fully and thoroughly investigated the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and its leaders for 3 years.   They have reviewed each … Continue reading

Letter to Faithful from Archbishop Hebda

From Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Traditionally, at the beginning of each Mass, we stand and ask God and each other to forgive “what we have done and what we have failed to do.” … Continue reading