Statement Regarding Rev. James Devorak

From Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda

Father James Devorak is a retired priest of the Diocese of New Ulm who has been serving parishes in the Archdiocese since July of 2015.  His most recent assignment was as parochial vicar at the Church of Corpus Christi and at the Church of Saint Rose of Lima.  Both are in Roseville.

The Diocese of New Ulm notified the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today that it has rescinded the testimonial letter of good standing that was a precondition for Fr. Devorak’s permission to serve in the Archdiocese.  As a result, Father Devorak may no longer engage in ministry in the Archdiocese, pending receipt of further information from the New Ulm Diocese.

For further information regarding Father Devorak’s status, please contact the Diocese of New Ulm.