Tag: Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis

New initiative aims to support clergy ‘from seminary to cemetery’

New initiative aims to support clergy ‘from seminary to cemetery’

| October 10, 2017 | 1 Comment

Priests and deacons in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis can expect to find more avenues for support, thanks to an initiative underway to provide stronger comprehensive care for clergy.

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Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

Archdiocese’s earliest adoration chapels mark three decades

| June 9, 2017 | 0 Comments

On a warm and clear June 3 night at 8:57 p.m., a young couple pulled up to an empty St. Vincent de Paul church in Brooklyn Park and walked through the main doors.

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Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

Archbishop Hebda joins Minnesota faith leaders in opposing Trump’s immigration ban

| January 30, 2017 | 41 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda joined with 11 other faith leaders from Christian churches, Judaism and Islam at the Jan. 30 press conference to call for lifting the immigration ban. The leaders, speaking at Hennepin Avenue United Methodist Church in Minneapolis, unanimously voiced that God calls all nations to welcome refugees and immigrants.

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Police officers, first responders honored at Blue Mass

Police officers, first responders honored at Blue Mass

| November 2, 2016 | 2 Comments

With heavy hearts, police officers and first responders attended the first Blue Mass in the Archdiocese of St. Paul since 2011.

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Dialogue paved road to dropped criminal charges

Dialogue paved road to dropped criminal charges

| Archbishop Bernard Hebda | August 2, 2016

July 20, 2016, was an important day for this local Church. In open court, the archdiocese reported significant progress on its efforts under the Civil Settlement Agreement — reached and announced last December — to create the safest environment possible for children. Ramsey County District Court Judge Teresa Warner then commended the archdiocese and described our actions taken in concert with the Ramsey County attorney as “the right thing to do.”

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After document release, Archbishop Nienstedt maintains misconduct allegations are false

After document release, Archbishop Nienstedt maintains misconduct allegations are false

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

With the closure of the criminal case, the Ramsey County Attorney’s Office made public documents from its investigation of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, including memos and affidavits addressing an inquiry of whether Archbishop John Nienstedt, then head of the archdiocese, may have mishandled a clergy sex abuse case because of his friendship with former priest Curtis Wehmeyer and his own alleged sexual misconduct.

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Archbishop Hebda elaborates on charge dismissal, Archbishop Nienstedt investigation

Archbishop Hebda elaborates on charge dismissal, Archbishop Nienstedt investigation

| August 2, 2016 | 1 Comment

Archbishop Bernard Hebda takes questions on the archdiocese’s child-protection efforts, decision not to plead guilty to the criminal charges and plans for the release of documents tied to the 2014 internal investigation of Archbishop John Nienstedt.

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Judge: Parishes, other Catholic entities will not be forced to merge assets with archdiocese in bankruptcy proceedings

Judge: Parishes, other Catholic entities will not be forced to merge assets with archdiocese in bankruptcy proceedings

| July 28, 2016 | 1 Comment

“Even if I had the authority to substantively consolidate the debtor with non-consenting, eleemosynary [nonprofit] non-debtors, the committee failed to allege sufficient facts to support substantive consolidation,” Judge Robert Kressel wrote in a 10-page decision.

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Archbishop Hebda follows in the footsteps of 11 bishops and archbishops

Archbishop Hebda follows in the footsteps of 11 bishops and archbishops

| May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda is the 12th bishop or archbishop to lead the 166-year-old Archdiocese of
St. Paul and Minneapolis, with its 825,000 Catholics and 187 parishes. He succeeds a list of bishops and archbishops with varied backgrounds and impressive legacies.

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Archbishop Hebda’s Coat of Arms

Archbishop Hebda’s Coat of Arms

| May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

A bishop’s coat of arms traditionally has four parts: a shield with “charges,” or symbols, signifying his family, home or religious devotions; a processional cross representing his rank as bishop; a green pilgrim’s hat; and a scroll with his motto.

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Archbishop Hebda takes questions on new archbishop

Archbishop Hebda takes questions on new archbishop

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments

Numerous questions have been asked of leadership of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis as part of the listening sessions held throughout the archdiocese in October and November. The Catholic Spirit asked Archbishop Bernard Hebda, the archdiocese’s apostolic administrator, to answer several of them addressing the naming of a new archbishop. His responses are as follows.

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Initial takeaway: Archbishop Hebda reflects on listening sessions

Initial takeaway: Archbishop Hebda reflects on listening sessions

| November 17, 2015 | 30 Comments

Archbishop Bernard Hebda, apostolic administrator of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, spoke with The Catholic Spirit Nov. 10, less than a week after the final listening session, to share his initial impression ahead of a forthcoming comprehensive analysis. The following has been edited for length and clarity.

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