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Archbishop John Nienstedt

Anti-gay Catholic bishop steps aside under allegations of sexual abuse

Tuesday, December 17, 2013
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt, who in 2010 advised a parishioner to reject her gay son or suffer eternal damnation, has stepped down from public ministry due to allegations that he inappropriately touched a young boy on the buttocks during a photo session a year earlier. [ Read more → ]
Archbishop John Nienstedt

Archbishop tells woman to reject gay son or suffer eternal damnation

Wednesday, October 10, 2012
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- As the battle heats up in Minnesota over a proposed state constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, there has been renewed outrage by statements expressed by Twin Cities Catholic Archbishop John Nienstedt in a 2010 letter to one of his parishioners. [ Read more → ]

MSP Archbishop John Nienstedt crusades against gay marriage

Monday, June 25, 2012
Minnesota's "City Pages" takes a closer look at Minneapolis-St. Paul Archbishop John Nienstedt and his crusade against gay marriage -- but increasingly, his flock of Minnesota Catholics isn't following. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay Pope Benedict XVI’s bigoted and bizarre speech

Saturday, January 14, 2012
Why are we even listening to the pronouncements of a “moral leader” who presides over a church that has spent billions of dollars to settle child molestation cases? The last thing hardworking, taxpaying, law abiding LGBT families need is to be scolded by the enablers of the child sexual abuse scandals. [ Read more → ]
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Minnesota Archbishop wants Catholics to recite prayer opposing gay marriage

Friday, December 16, 2011
The Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minn., is calling on Catholics in his diocese to recite a special prayer during mass to promote passage of an anti-gay marriage amendment to the Minnesota state constitution. [ Read more → ]
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Catholic Church making deal with the devil to stop marriage equality in Minnesota?

Wednesday, November 2, 2011
The Minnesota Family Council is scum. It is a group devoted to demonizing and stigmatizing the gay community through junk science and ugly propaganda. Yet it is the same group which Archbishop John Nienstedt seems no problem in teaming up with in order to stop marriage equality in Minnesota. [ Read more → ]
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Twin Cities’ Catholic Churches instructed to form anti-gay marriage committees

Tuesday, October 18, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS -- John Nienstedt, the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis and St. Paul, has urged church priests to form committees to help pass a constitutional amendment to ban same-sex marriage in Minnesota. [ Read more → ]

Minnesota Archbishop denies Communion to gay, lesbian students

Tuesday, October 5, 2010
About 25 students from St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict say they were turned away from communion because they were wearing rainbow buttons that indication membership in, or solidarity with a gay and lesbian student group. Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Roman... [ Read more → ]
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MN Archdiocese sending anti-gay marriage DVD to 800,000 parishioners

Monday, September 20, 2010
Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, announced Monday that every Catholic in the state will be mailed a DVD defending marriage as between one man and one woman. [caption id="attachment_10743" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Nienstedt"][/caption] It's the latest effort to... [ Read more → ]
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