May 29, 2007

Welcome Letter to Our New Coadjutor

You know it's a tough crowd when blogging about the new Coadjutor Archbishop is a safe topic! I have no idea what Coadjutor Archbishop John Nienstedt is currently wearing.

The Pastor of my small parish of St. Andrew in St. Paul wrote a letter on May 21st to Coadjutor Archbishop John Nienstedt welcoming him to our Archdiocese. My parish does not have a website so I'll retype the letter below:

Dear Archbishop:

On behalf of St. Andrew's parish and on my own behalf, I wish to extend a most sincere welcome to the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis. You are certainly no stranger to the Twin Cities area and will take the fulminations in the media for what they're worth, very little. Know that, while the challenges you face are real, you have the earnest prayers and wholehearted support, not only of St. Andrew's Parish, but of the great majority of priests, religious and laity in this Archdiocese.


Yours Sincerely in Christ,
Fr. Patrick J. Ryan, Pastor

I'm really happy that Fr. Ryan wrote this letter and shared it with the parish in the bulletin. It's a fine example of a proper welcome to our new leader. Sadly, there are some Catholics in this Archdiocese who could learn a thing or two about manners from it.


Blogger Ray from MN said...

They don't make 'em with the old charm like Father Ryan any more.

And even the young ones who might be every bit as orthodox, just never were taught to write letters and other such polite mannerisms.

May 30, 2007 2:28 PM  

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