Announcements

Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate Disclosures

The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate (“Oblates”) recently disclosed a list of priests who the Oblates have determined to be credibly accused of sexual abuse of a minor.  Several of the priests on the Oblates’ list at some point served … Continue reading

Ave Maria principal to direct new education mission office

The principal of Ave Maria Academy in Maple Grove was appointed director for the new Office for the Mission of Catholic Education being formed in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. Jason Slattery, who has worked 12 years at … Continue reading

Letter from Archbishop Hebda

From Most Rev. Bernard A. Hebda, Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, I am humbled by Pope Francis’ decision to appoint me to serve as Apostolic Administrator for the Archdiocese … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Gerald Dvorak

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has received a credible allegation that the Rev. Gerald Dvorak, pastor of St. Peter in Richfield, sexually abused a minor in the 1970s. … Continue reading

Deadline set for filing claims against archdiocese

People with sexual abuse claims against the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis should file their claims by Aug. 3 in order to be part of the archdiocese’s Chapter 11 Reorganization settlement, Judge Robert Kressel ruled April 16. Richard Anderson, … Continue reading

Father Michael Tix receives NCEA Distinguished Pastor Award

Congratulations to Father Michael Tix, who was named recipient of the National Catholic Education Association’s (NCEA) Distinguished Pastor Award! For 2015, only twelve pastors were chosen for this award from across the United States. Each diocese is able to nominate … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. William Stolzman

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis This weekend, Rev. William Stolzman returned to public ministry as a retired priest who celebrates Masses on a fill-in basis. In 2008, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received … Continue reading

Tom Halden named Director of Communications

From Father Charles V. Lachowitzer, Vicar General and Moderator of the Curia We are pleased to announce that Tom Halden has been named as the new Director of Communications for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, effective May 6. … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Curtis Wehmeyer

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis I have been informed by the Holy See that our Holy Father, Pope Francis, has dismissed Curtis Wehmeyer from the clerical state. The effect of this decision is that Wehmeyer … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Notices of Claims

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop Jeff Anderson and Associates has posted on its website information about Notices of Claims served on the Archdiocese. A Notice of Claim is not the same as a lawsuit, but puts the receiving party … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Disclosure of Additional Names

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Today, we are disclosing the names and assignment histories of four men who have substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a minor while they were assigned as priests or, … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Filing of Schedules

From Archbishop John Nienstedt As part of the Chapter 11 Reorganization filing on January 16, 2015, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis submitted to the bankruptcy court a schedule of its assets and creditors. This disclosure is part of … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. William Stolzman

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis In 2008, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis received an allegation that the Rev. William Stolzman sexually abused a minor in the 1970s. Law enforcement investigated and … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Paul Moudry

From Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens Rev. Paul Moudry has resigned as pastor of the Church of Saint Margaret Mary in Golden Valley. Rev. Moudry has been on a voluntary leave of absence from priestly ministry since November 2013. Over the … Continue reading