TO ALL U.S. BISHOPS! For your November meeting, read this.

UPDATE 14 Nov 1933 GMT:

Archbishop Nienstedt was elected.

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Your Excellencies,

That bastion of support for your ecclesiastical authority, the National catholic Fishwrap, is lobbying against the election of Archbishop John Nienstedt (St. Paul and Minneapolis) as Chairman of the USCCB’s Doctrine Committee.

If bishops needed another reason to support Archbishop Nienstedt, fear on the part of the Fishwrap should tip the scale in His Excellency’s favor.

Of course His Excellency might not want more work. Do you want more work? He already has a lot on his table. With the Minnesota Catholic Conference he is leading a concrete effort in support of a defense of marriage amendment to the Minnesota state constitution.

However, Archbishop Nienstedt has his background in moral theology, which is a good foundation. And who gets what they want?

The other bishop on the ballot is His Excellency Most Rev. Robert McManus of Worcester, who in the past has given support to the Extraordinary Form. He has also been appointed to help integrate Anglicans into formal communion with the Church according to the provisions of Anglicanorum coetibus.

WDTPRS asks Your Excellencies to remember that the Fishwrap doesn’t like Archbishop Nienstedt.

WDTPRS therefore likes him even more.

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