Statement Regarding Father Paul Moudry

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced today that after much prayer and reflection and in conjunction with the Archdiocese, Father Paul Moudry has chosen to take a voluntary leave of absence. His decision is as a result of prior misconduct which occurred many years ago and did not involve members of any parish in which Fr. Moudry has served. This misconduct did not involve a violation of the Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.

Father Moudry has been serving as pastor of St. Margaret Mary in Golden Valley since 2001.

While on his leave of absence, Fr. Moudry will not be performing any public ministry and will cooperate with the Ministerial Standards Board of the Archdiocese which will make recommendations as a result of a review of Fr. Moudry’s actions.

The Archdiocese is grateful for Fr. Moudry’s decision and asks for prayers for all affected by his decision.