The StarTribune, liberal paper of my native place, has – again – published something by one of the dumbest priests I know of in the larger public’s eye.
He actually suggests to Archbp. Nienstedt that he step down!
As a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, I would ask our archbishop, John Nienstedt, to prayerfully consider [splitting infinitives] stepping down from his office. It would be healing for our state and our church and would show some magnanimity on his part. His misguided crusade to change our Constitution, spending more than a million dollars and, more importantly, much goodwill, has been rejected. Elections have consequences.
THE REV. MICHAEL TEGEDER, Minneapolis
It is pretty clear that Tegeder is trying to get himself made into a kind of martyr for his cause (namely… himself).
It is time to grant his wish. If he wants to write about consequences, let his contumacious behavior have consequences. It is his time his head is placed on a canonical spike.
May I suggest saying the St. Michael Prayer for Archbp. Nienstedt and perhaps a few of a maledictory psalms for the other guy?