RSSAnnouncements

Statement Regarding Questions Related to Wehmeyer Case

Statement Regarding Questions Related to Wehmeyer Case

In response to questions seeking clarity regarding the Weymeyer case, we affirm the finding of law enforcement that we complied with the requirements of mandated reporting.

Continue Reading

Statement Regarding Ramsey County and Saint Paul Police Department Announcements Today

Statement Regarding Ramsey County and Saint Paul Police Department Announcements Today

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis is grateful to the Saint Paul Police Department and the Ramsey and Washington County Attorneys’ offices for their thorough investigation and clearing of the archdiocese in cases involving Curtis Wehmeyer and Fr. Jonathan Shelley.

Continue Reading

Statement Regarding Archdiocesan Financial Management

Statement Regarding Archdiocesan Financial Management

The archdiocese has previously acknowledged that it has not consistently handled matters in a transparent manner in the past. Archdiocesan leadership has made a firm commitment to create a culture of transparency over the past several years.

Continue Reading

Statement Regarding Harry Walsh

Statement Regarding Harry Walsh

| December 19, 2013 | 1 Comment

A media report was published today regarding Harry Walsh, a former member of the Redemptorists religious order in Ireland, and a former priest who ministered in the Archdiocese of Detroit and who later moved to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Continue Reading

Statement Regarding St. Paul Police Press Conference

Statement Regarding St. Paul Police Press Conference

| December 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis greatly appreciates the comments by St. Paul Police Chief Smith today. We affirm that we received his letter and answered within the two-day span requested. In our response, we asked for an opportunity to meet with members of the St. Paul Police.

Continue Reading

Statement Regarding Allegation Against Archbishop Nienstedt

Statement Regarding Allegation Against Archbishop Nienstedt

| December 17, 2013

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis today announced that an allegation has been brought by a mandated reporter within the Church to the St. Paul Police of inappropriate touching of a minor male on the buttocks by Archbishop John Nienstedt. The single incident is alleged to have occurred in 2009 during a group photography session with the archbishop following a confirmation ceremony. Archbishop Nienstedt emphatically denies the allegation. Upon learning of the allegation last week, the archdiocese instructed the mandated reporter to make the matter known to the police. The archbishop and the archdiocese stand ready to cooperate fully with the St. Paul Police.

Continue Reading

Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt regarding allegation

Letter from Archbishop Nienstedt regarding allegation

| December 17, 2013

This is a difficult letter for me to write to you.

Continue Reading

Archdiocese to release names of priests with substantiated claims against them of sexual abuse of a minor

Archdiocese to release names of priests with substantiated claims against them of sexual abuse of a minor

| November 11, 2013

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis said it will disclose the names of priests currently living in the archdiocese who have substantiated claims against them of committing sexual abuse against minors.

Continue Reading

Statement regarding Nov. 5 Star Tribune article

Statement regarding Nov. 5 Star Tribune article

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Today [Nov. 5], the Minneapolis StarTribune published an article regarding the Minnesota Religious Council (MRC). As you may know, the MRC is a coalition of Minnesota churches from several denominations, led by a Lutheran pastor, that has worked together for common causes since the early 1990s.

Continue Reading

Auxiliary bishop named for Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

Auxiliary bishop named for Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

| October 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

Father Andrew Cozzens, an assistant professor of sacramental theology at the St. Paul Seminary, has been named by Pope Francis as an auxiliary bishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis.

Continue Reading

Statement regarding recent media reports released

Statement regarding recent media reports released

| October 4, 2013

The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis released a statement Oct. 4 regarding recent media reports in which it has been named.

Continue Reading

Statement regarding Catholic Coalition for Church Reform

Statement regarding Catholic Coalition for Church Reform

| September 26, 2013

The CCCR is not supported or endorsed by this archdiocese, the Roman Catholic Church, or any entity or organization affiliated with either this archdiocese or the Church.

Continue Reading