Announcements

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

Financial Officer Report FY 2014

The following comments elaborate on the financial statements of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Chancery Corporation for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2014. Condensed financial statements are included in the November 20, 2014 issue of The Catholic … Continue reading

Notes to Condensed Financial Statements FY 2014

The audited financial statements with footnotes and independent auditors’ report are posted here. The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (the Archdiocese) was first established as a diocese by the Holy See in 1850 (originally Minnesota and the Dakotas) and … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Donald Dummer File Release

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Documents from the priest file of Donald Dummer provided to Jeff Anderson and Associates by the archdiocese under a court order earlier this year were released … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Budget Reduction

From Rev. Charles Lachowitzer, Moderator of the Curia “In order to balance the budget for the archdiocesan Chancery Corporation, leaders are reducing the budget by 20 percent (over $5 million) with staff and other expense reductions beginning this month. Over … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Gilbert Gustafson File Release

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Documents from the priest file of Gilbert Gustafson given to the court earlier this year were released today by Jeff Anderson and Associates. This release is … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Reinstatement of Deacon Joseph Damiani

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis At the request of the Clergy Review Board back in June, I temporarily removed Deacon Joseph Damiani from ministry while an investigation was reopened regarding a previous allegation of a … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Disclosure of Additional Names

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Today, we join law firm Jeff Anderson and Associates in jointly disclosing the names and assignment histories of 17 men who have substantiated claims against them of sexually abusing a … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Historic Day for Safety of Children

From Archbishop John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis The joint agreement that has been reached between the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and Jeff Anderson and Associates and the survivors he represents is a historic moment in … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Cosmas Dahlheimer

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Today, the archdiocese was named in a lawsuit along with St. John’s Abbey and the Diocese of St. Cloud. The suit claims that the late Cosmas … Continue reading

Statement Regarding Louis Heitzer File Release

From Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Documents from the priest file of Louis Heitzer given to the court earlier this year were released today by Jeff Anderson and Associates. This release is … Continue reading