The former Benedictine monk was for more than 50 years a leader, organizer and member of U.S. Catholic reform groups that emerged after Vatican II.
St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese
NCR Today: The interim administrator of the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese is inviting Catholics to a series of listening sessions and asking for input as the archdiocese waits for a new archbishop.
Curtis Wehmeyer can no longer present himself as a priest, exercise priestly ministry, or teach or hold a leadership role in any Catholic institution.
The St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese could sell its chancery building and three other properties as part of its ongoing bankruptcy process, local news outlets have reported.
Twelve professors at the St. Paul, Minn., university say "the pastoral state of the archdiocese is not sustainable."
Five female professors at the University of St. Thomas, in St. Paul, Minn., say it’s time for new leadership in the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese, the latest to repeat a refrain already echoed by priests, donors, news publications and Catholics in the pews.
“For genuine healing to occur, we believe it is necessary to have new leadership at the archdiocesan level, leadership that includes individuals who are neither perpetrators nor enablers of abuse,” they said in a letter shared with several media outlets, including NCR.
Among the records: Abuse-related expenses cost the archdiocese more than $400,000 in the last two years and more than $6 million in the last decade.