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John Nienstedt Gay Marriage

Minnesota Archbishop Under Investigation For Same-Sex Relations

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 07.02.2014 | Religion

(RNS) A Roman Catholic archbishop in Minnesota who had been one of the hierarchy’s most vocal opponents of gay rights is the target of an investigat...

WATCH: Anti-Gay Archbishop's Bizarre Claim

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 09.17.2013 | Religion

Fornicators beware: sodomy, condoms and pornography are the work of the devil. That's the message of a speech posted online last week by the Cathol...

Minnesota Catholic Students Angry About Mandatory Anti-Gay Lecture

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

These mandatory marriage discrimination lectures are indeed taking place at Catholic schools across the archdiocese. But in at least some of those schools, students are very unhappy about being forcibly subjected to such a decidedly un-Christian message.

Twin Cities Bishop to Priests: Toe the Line on Marriage or Keep Your Mouth Shut

John Becker | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
John Becker

Archbishop John Nienstedt, the same bishop who turned the Catholic Mass and that church's holiest sacrament into a weapon with which to bludgeon LGBT people, does not want dissent within the clerical ranks when it comes to same-sex marriage.

How About a Prayer for All Marriages (And All Committed Relationships Rooted in Love)?

Bernard Schlager, Ph.D. | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Bernard Schlager, Ph.D.

While Bishop Nienstedt has every right to write a prayer of exclusion and insert it into the Mass, I'd like to suggest that the many Catholics (and other Christians) who disagree with his views offer instead an inclusive prayer.