Archbishop Nienstedt 'steps aside' from responsibilities with Napa Institute

Archbishop John Nienstedt has "stepped aside from his responsibilities" at the Napa Institute, the Irvine, California-based organization announced Aug. 15.

Federal appeals court affirms parish assets separate from archdiocese

A federal appeals court upheld two lower court rulings that the assets of Catholic institutions, including parishes, are separate from those of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and that they cannot be consolidated with archdiocesan assets in its Chapter 11 bankruptcy.

Castile funeral at St. Paul cathedral sign of mercy for family, mourners

The Cathedral of St. Paul was filled July 14 for the funeral of Philando Castile, a 32-year-old black man shot by a police officer during a traffic stop July 6.

Pray for healing of community divisions, Twin Cities archbishop says

Archbishop Bernard Hebda focused on the need for healing during a July 8 Mass offered in response to the police killing of Philando Castile during a traffic stop.