After a night of protests and vandalism April 11 in Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, following the police shooting of Daunte Wright, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis urged prayers for justice and peace.
The Vatican Congregation for Bishops has authorized Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis to further investigate claims that Bishop Michael Hoeppner of Crookston, Minnesota, interfered with an investigation of clerical sexual misconduct, according to a Feb. 4 statement from the archdiocese.
Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis said Dec. 14 that until “all open allegations are resolved,” his predecessor, Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, is not free to exercise public ministry in the archdiocese.
An estimated 12,000 students, teachers and staff of Catholic schools filled a baseball park in downtown St. Paul Sept. 22 for the first all-school Mass of the Holy Spirit in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis.
New archbishops naturally wonder if they are the right person for the job, but reassurance comes from concelebrating Mass with Pope Francis, the pope who appointed them, said Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda of St. Paul and Minneapolis.