A week or so ago I posted about Archbishop John Nienstedt’s (St. Paul and Minneapolis) initiative to promote a defense of true and natural marriage in an amendment to the State Constitution of Minnesota. His Excellency indicated to the priests of the Archdiocese that if they had an objection to his intiatives, they should not make those objections a matter of public scandal (my description… because that is what objections would cause). In the past some priests of the Archdicoese have publicly attacked their Archbishop, even in the local newspaper.
Now I read in the Strib that there may be a showdown building between some few priests and Archbishop Nienstedt. One particularly obtuse liberal, Fr. Mike Tegeder, who has in the past openly attacked and defied both Archbishops Flynn (emeritus) and Nienstedt, is dissenting in a manner which must be interpreted as support of homosexual marriage.
Archbishop Nienstedt and all the bishops of the Minnesota Catholic Conference deserve our support and our prayers.
As I have written before, Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Minnesota Catholic Conference have nailed their colors to the mast. WDTPRS will go to the wall to help his efforts. They are spearheading promotion of an amendment to the Constitution of the State of Minnesota in defense of true, natural, real marriage.
There will be all manner of bullying and intimidation applied to Minnesota dioceses, bishops, priests. They need your prayers and support. People who hate the Church and her message about the dignity of human life in all aspects will try to silence bishops and priests. They are bullies and their threats and attacks must be resisted.
Unfortunately there are some quisling priests who think they know better than God our Creator and they are willing to scandalize the faithful.