April 27, 2007

Compare and Contrast Pioneer Press Letters about Bishop Nienstedt

My letter in today's Pioneer Press. It was slightly edited by the paper; including lowercasing titles that I had in uppercase....

Your front page story on the appointment of Bishop John Nienstedt as coadjutor archbishop of this archdiocese appears to go out of its way to try and find fault with him before he even begins.

By the way, nothing you quote his excellency as doing or saying is contrary to Catholic teaching. The same could not be said for his predecessor in the Diocese of New Ulm, the late Bishop Raymond Lucker.


Right after my letter another....

After reading David Hanners' revealing article about the appointment of Bishop John Nienstedt to be coadjutor archbishop of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I sense that thinking, reflective Catholics will find it very difficult to adjust to a new restrictive policy that demands mindless obedience.

It appears to me that Catholics who have been accustomed to prayerful and intelligent spiritual development guided by an enlightened clergy will now be expected to follow blindly a reactionary leader who respresents some of the most negative aspects of the Catholic Church.

With this appointment, the church, in my opinion, has taken a giant step backward.

I am a Catholic and a longstanding member of the Cathedral of St. Paul

--I'm not going to identify him here.

The story we were commenting on cannot be accessed without logging into the paper at www.twincities.com.



Blogger Unknown said...

Congrats, O newly Confirmed One, still reeking of Chrism and the Holy Spirit!

Watch out Dissidents! Cathy of Alex is on the job!

Would it be worth my while to check out the other of the other letter? [GR]

April 27, 2007 10:07 AM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Only to see if your name is on it! :-)

April 27, 2007 2:13 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

Oh, and wait a minute, I don't REEK! I have a gently wafting lily of the valley scent.

April 27, 2007 2:15 PM  
Blogger Adoro said...

Ray, Ray, be careful with word usage! Never use the term "reek" in reference to a woman, unless she really REEKS of super-strong perfume, the same one she has used for years to deaden her own sense of smell, thus that the perfume is inflicted on entire cities.

So, I have to come to cathy's defense here...she does not reek! :-)

I prefer Ralph Lauren Romance or Narciso Rodriguez for women, myself. :-)

They're both floraly. :-)

Girls like flowers. :-) Right, Cathy?

Ray is just so easy to pick on...

April 27, 2007 8:52 PM  
Blogger Cathy_of_Alex said...

YEAH,Ray! :-)

April 27, 2007 10:15 PM  

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