Announcements

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

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.