Archbishop Nienstedt, Exonerated After Abuse Charges, Will Return to Work

Archbishop Nienstedt

Archbishop John Nienstedt will return to his post as head of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis after being exonerated of all charges in an abuse case.The archbishop had called charges against him "absolutely and entirely false" but stepped aside temporarily in December 2013, pending officials' investigation of charges that he had touched a young man's buttocks during a group photo on May 5, 2009, following a Confirmation ceremony at the Cathedral of St. Paul.According to a … [Read more...]

Archbishop Nienstedt Did Nothing Wrong; So Where Is the Media Now? Where Are YOU?

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Warning:  This. Makes. Me. Cranky.Look, I’m as concerned as the next person about the safety of children.  I believe sexual perpetrators should be prosecuted and imprisoned.  I think that Church leadership should take strong measures to ensure that priests who betray their sacred trust are removed from ministry.The media can play an important role in safeguarding the public trust, when Church and community leaders fail to do their job.What has happened in the Twin Cities, though, goes … [Read more...]


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