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A protester argues with a Minnesota State Patrol outside the Brooklyn Center Police Station after a police officer shot and killed 20-year-old Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Brooklyn Center, Minn., April 12, 2021. Credit: Kerem Yucel/AFP via Getty Images.

St Paul-Minneapolis archbishop prays for peace, caution after Daunte Wright shooting

Apr 12, 2021

On Monday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis prayed for all parties involved in the police shooting of... Read more

Crowds protest police violence after the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minn., May 2020.

Catholic law school offers free help to arrested protesters

Jun 6, 2020

Since Friday, there have been 612 arrests in the Twin Cities metroplex associated with protests following the killing of George... Read more

Pope Francis speaks at a general audience in the apostolic library.

Pope Francis prays for the soul of George Floyd and for peace and justice in US

Jun 3, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis said Wednesday that he is praying for the soul of George Floyd and all victims of racism, adding... Read more

St. Albert the Great parish in Minneapolis, Minn., where some local residents took shelter May 28, 2020.

Catholic parish offers sanctuary amid Minneapolis riots

Jun 2, 2020

When protests following the death of George Floyd turned violent Thursday night, a small Catholic parish in Minneapolis became a... Read more

After Minnesota bishops plan to defy Mass restrictions, governor eases rules

May 23, 2020

The governor of Minnesota has issued an order allowing for the resumption of limited public worship gatherings, days after the... Read more

A priest administers the Anointing of the Sick.

Saint Paul-Minneapolis priests adapt to bring sacraments to COVID-19 patients

May 13, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

The Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has assembled a team of 30 priests ready to administer last rites— confession,... Read more

Priest apologizes after 'hurtful' homily on Muslims, immigration

Jan 30, 2020

A priest of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis has apologized for a homily that described Islam as the... Read more

Fr. Donald DeGrood. Courtesy photo.

Pope Francis taps 'Minnesota farm boy' to lead Sioux Falls diocese

Dec 12, 2019

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Thursday accepted the resignation of Bishop Paul Joseph Swain of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and appointed Minnesota priest... Read more

The Cathedral of St. Paul in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Minn. archbishop announces moves to end culture fostering clergy abuse

Dec 14, 2018

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis announced Friday several changes meant “to change the culture that fostered the... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minn. archbishop affirms abuse victims' courage as settlement approved

Sep 26, 2018

At a hearing in US bankruptcy court Tuesday, Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis told clergy abuse victims... Read more

Bishop Andrew Cozzens, Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

Bishop Cozzens: The light shines in the darkness

Sep 19, 2018

In a column in The Catholic Spirit last week, Auxiliary Bishop Andrew Cozzens of Saint Paul and Minneapolis reflected on... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minn. archbishop: No plans for parish appeals to fund abuse settlement

Jun 28, 2018

Archbishop Bernard Hebda of Saint Paul and Minneapolis said Wednesday there are no plans for additional parish appeals to fund... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Abuse survivors, Twin Cities archdiocese reach settlement in bankruptcy case

May 31, 2018

By Mary Farrow

After more than two years’ deliberation, the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and abuse survivors have agreed to a... Read more

The Cathedral of Saint Paul in Saint Paul, Minnesota.

Minn. archdiocese apologizes for failures, as prosecutors drop abuse charges

Jul 21, 2016

Prosecutors have dropped criminal charges against the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis as its present and past archbishops apologized... Read more

Cathedral Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Minnesota dioceses sign abuse settlements, pledge to protect children

Oct 21, 2014

Two dioceses in Minnesota have reached undisclosed financial settlements with a victim of clergy abuse, promising to implement and abide... Read more