Announcements

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

Statement Regarding Rev. Marvin Klaers

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis learned that a lawsuit was served today alleging that Rev. Marvin Klaers sexually abused a minor in the 1970s.  As is our protocol, we immediately notified law enforcement from … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Gregory Poser, OSC

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has learned that Rev. Gregory Poser, OSC, a member of the Canons Regular of the Order of the Holy Cross, has been accused of sexually abusing a minor in … Continue reading

Letter to the Faithful from Archbishop-Designate Hebda

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, When I arrived in Minnesota for the first time last June, I was but a visitor — assigned as Apostolic Administrator to help with the operations of the Archdiocese until Pope Francis named a … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Bradley Baldwin, TOR

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda Since learning one week ago that the Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania had indicted three former provincial ministers of the Province of the Immaculate Conception of the Third Order Regular of St. Francis (TOR), … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda Today, Rev. Robert Fitzpatrick was reinstated to public ministry in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. In August of last year, the Archdiocese received an allegation that Father Fitzpatrick, pastor of Saint Rose of Lima … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Anthony Criscitelli, TOR

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda Today, Rev. Anthony Criscitelli, a priest of the Franciscan Friars of the Third Order Regular (TOR) and pastor of the Church of Saint Bridget in Minneapolis, was removed from ministry in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul … Continue reading

Statement on Return to Ministry of Rev. Paul Moudry

From Archbishop Bernard Hebda Rev. Paul Moudry was ordained in 1987. In November 2013, he took a voluntary leave of absence from priestly ministry. While Father Moudry was on leave, an investigation of an anonymous allegation of misconduct was conducted.  … Continue reading