Announcements

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

Ramsey County Hearing and News Conference

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is appearing in Ramsey County District Court at 9:00 a.m. today for a progress report on the Civil Settlement Agreement reached with the Ramsey County Attorney last December. At the hearing, the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Mark Wehmann

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda I have authorized Father Mark Wehmann’s return to public ministry in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. Father Wehmann has been on a voluntary leave of absence since December, 2013 while an investigation of ‘immature … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Claim of Missing Jewelry

On June 9, a letter was submitted to the court regarding the quantity and value of the Archdiocese’s assets listed as part of the Plan of Reorganization, which was filed May 26. The assets addressed in the letter included jewelry … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Motion for Consolidation

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda  The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has been fully cooperating with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court since filing in January of 2015. Let me be clear: The Archdiocese has disclosed all of its assets and … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Timothy Dolan

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda The Edina Police Department notified us that its criminal investigation is complete and that the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office will not pursue charges against Father Timothy Dolan, who is on a required leave from ministry. Father … Continue reading