Seventh Report by the Archdiocese on its Status and Progress of Implementation of the Settlement Agreement

This morning, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office appeared at its scheduled, periodic hearing in Ramsey County Court before Judge Teresa R. Warner. At that time, the Archdiocese filed its seventh semi-annual Report with the Court setting forth its substantial compliance with the Settlement Agreement. Continue reading

St. John Paul II Champions for Life Awards

Do you know of someone who devotes his or her time helping the poor, elderly, disabled, pregnant, or is committed to praying for Respect Life issues? He or she may be our next Champion for Life! Continue reading

The Catholic Spirit Wins 12 National Press Awards

Source: The Catholic Spirit The Catholic Spirit won 12 Catholic Press Association newspaper awards at the annual Catholic Media Conference June 21 in St. Petersburg, Florida. Three first-place awards are among the honors captured by the newspaper of the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Bishop Accountability Measures Approved by USCCB

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda: I found great encouragement in the actions taken this week by the bishops of the United States. There was overwhelming support for the measures taken to make sure that structures are in place to hold bishops accountable for their actions, structures that call upon the indispensable gifts and expertise of our lay sisters and brothers. Continue reading

Message from Archbishop Hebda: Moving Forward Together

At this year’s Vigil of Pentecost, I will be formally announcing that our archdiocese will be embarking on a synod, our first since 1939. A synod is a formal representative assembly designed to help a bishop in his shepherding of the local Church. It is my hope that the process outlined in these pages, involving every parish in our archdiocese, will help us over the next two years to draw on the gifts that have bestowed in such abundance on the faithful of this archdiocese to discern and establish clear pastoral priorities in a way that will both promote greater unity and lead us to a more vigorous proclamation of Jesus’ good news. Continue reading

Update Regarding Reverend Thomas Joseph

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda In January 2018, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis was notified of allegations that Reverend Thomas Joseph engaged in inappropriate sexual conduct with an adult. We immediately alerted the Carver County Sheriff’s Office of … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Laicization of Theodore McCarrick

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda It is my hope that the decision to impose on Theodore McCarrick the penalty of dismissal from the priesthood brings a measure of peace and healing to those who were harmed by him. The courageous … Continue reading

Data Breach Notice

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis learned Thursday night that hackers outside of the United States compromised an Image-I-Nation Technologies (INT) database that contained personal information on some employees and volunteers in the Archdiocese. INT, a vendor used by … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Lawrence (Larry) Johnson

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda Reverend Lawrence Johnson – a retired priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis who had voluntarily withdrawn from all ministry in 2014 – has been authorized to return to public ministry in the … Continue reading