The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis deeply regrets the harm Curtis Wehmeyer caused his two young victims, their family and others in our community. We did act swiftly when the allegations of sexual abuse of a minor by Wehmeyer were made in June 2012. In hindsight and in light of what we now know, we also recognize that our handling of past concerns could have been better addressed.
We are delighted and inspired by Pope Francis’ extraordinary efforts to reach out and proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ.
The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced earlier today that Marty Frauenheim, Superintendent of Schools, is retiring effective October 24th. The process to find a successor to Ms. Frauenheim is now underway.
To inaugurate the Year of Faith, Bishop Lee Piché will lead a pilgrimage on Oct. 2 to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in La Crosse, Wis.
Archbishop John Nienstedt has removed the pastor of Blessed Sacrament parish in St. Paul, Reverend Curtis Wehmeyer, after learning of allegations that the priest had engaged in misconduct involving a minor.
A Communion host that turned red after it fell on the floor of St. Augustine Church in South St. Paul in June is not a miracle, according to a news release from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
On July 1, 2011, Queen of Peace Hospital officially merged with Mayo Clinic Health Systems. Simultaneously, the Sisters of the Order of St. Benedict of St. Joseph, the religious sponsors of the hospital since 1952, discontinued their Catholic sponsorship. Consequently, Queen of Peace Hospital is no longer a Catholic hospital.
The annual collection to support retired religious is taken up each December, and area Catholics have always been generous. But this year, School Sister of Notre Dame Midge Breiter, who oversees the local Retirement Fund for Religious, is concerned that many people missed the call to help because of bad weather.