The following announcement should come as no shock to regular readers of this blog. As was predicted here, the Archdiocese is planning to move its Central Corporation to the old 3M site on Saint Paul's East Side. However, there is no word yet about where the future Archbishop will reside (the current Residence is attached to the Chancery building at 226 Summit).
Mid-February, the attached email was sent to parish representatives by the attorney representing the parish group. I received it via a circuitous route which I will not outline here. My reason for posting it is because it provides the clearest demonstration of the attitude with which the recently announced settlement has been received, as well as an important heads up regarding what to expect as the civil window opened by the Minnesota Child Victims Act expires. See the highlighted text below.
While there is still no news about the appointment of a new Archbishop, other changes have been quietly taking place at the Archdiocese. In an email to priests yesterday the Chancery announced several staff changes (see below). In addition, there are rumors that the Archdiocese is planning to move its Central Corporation to a building on the old 3M manufacturing site on Saint Paul's East Side. Perhaps most importantly, the criminal charges are still pending, and the first review of the civil settlement should soon be added to the court schedule. It is certain to be an interesting Lent and spring.
Jennifer Haselberger is a canon lawyer who served as the Chancellor for Canonical Affairs in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis until April of 2013, when she resigned in protest of the Archdiocese's handling of sexual misconduct by clergy.