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John Nienstedt

Minnesota Archbishop Will Not Resign Despite Mishandled Sex Abuse Claims

AP | Posted 07.30.2014 | Religion

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The Roman Catholic archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis says he won't resign despite criticism over the archdiocese's handlin...

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...

Here's What Family Values Really Look Like

George Heymont | Posted 05.03.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the joys of watching world cinema is that it takes you outside your standard frames of reference. In some cases this means stories with fewer guns, gore, and explosions. In other situations, it simply means that the influence of Jesus is never a given.

Minnesota Archbishop Denies Accusations Of 'Inappropriate Contact'

Religion News Service | David Gibson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion

(RNS) Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt, already under fire for failing to take action against priests suspected of abuse, announced Tuesday (Dec....

Minnesota Catholic Students Angry About Mandatory Anti-Gay Lecture

John Becker | Posted 06.04.2012 | Gay 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 03.10.2012 | Gay 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 03.04.2012 | Gay 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.