Announcements

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

Letter from Archbishop John Nienstedt

For more information about the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Reorganization, including an FAQ, visit information.archspm.org. Read more in this Special Section of The Catholic Spirit and visit thecatholicspirit.com. View a video of the January 16 press conference here. … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Unsealing of Priest Files

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis By virtue of an agreement reached between Jeff Anderson and Associates and the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis in the Doe 1 case, the files of seven current or … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Michael Keating

From Bishop Lee Piche, Auxiliary Bishop “Rev. Michael Keating has been on a leave of absence from the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis since October 2013, which means he is not exercising any priestly ministry. His leave of absence … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Rev. Mark Huberty

Today, a Ramsey County jury found Rev. Mark Huberty not guilty of sexual misconduct charges. A woman made these allegations against him last year. Rev. Huberty has been on leave from active ministry since September 2013, when the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis first learned of the allegations. Continue reading

Statement Regarding New Way of Providing Assistance to Victims/Survivors

From Tim O’Malley, Director of Ministerial Standards and Safe Environment, Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Today, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced a partnership with Twin Cities-based Canvas Health to provide victim assistance services for those harmed … Continue reading

Chancery Corporation Financial Report Released Today – FY 2014

Statement from Thomas Mertens, Chief Financial Officer Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation “Today, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is releasing the full audited financial report for the Chancery Corporation for the fiscal year ended June … Continue reading

The Lord is always present to help us

The following column appeared in the November 20, 2014 issue of The Catholic Spirit. “Therefore, do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Let the day’s own trouble be sufficient for the day” (Matthew 6:34). … Continue reading