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Financial officer report

Financial officer report

| Thomas Mertens, CFO, Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis | February 13, 2014

The following comments elaborate on the financial statements of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ Chancery Corporation for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2013. Condensed financial statements are included in this issue of The Catholic Spirit. The full audited financial statements with footnotes and auditors’ opinion are posted at archspm.org on the Administration and Finance page.

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Condensed financial statements

Condensed financial statements

The mission of the Archdiocese is to make the name of Jesus Christ known and loved by promoting and proclaiming the Gospel in word and deed through vibrant parish communities, quality Catholic education, and ready outreach to the poor and marginalized.

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Statement from the archdiocese

Statement from the archdiocese

Detailed accounting of accounts 1-515 and 1-516

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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.

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Appointments – January 30, 2014

Appointments – January 30, 2014

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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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.

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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.

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Appointments – January 16, 2014

Appointments – January 16, 2014

| January 16, 2014 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Rev. John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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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.

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Appointments – December 19, 2013

Appointments – December 19, 2013

| December 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

His Excellency, the Most Reverend John C. Nienstedt, has announced the following appointments in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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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.

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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.

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