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Tuesday, September 21, 2010

It's in the mail - Archbishop Nienstedt's campaign against the legalization of same-sex marriage in Minnesota.


It isn't any 'last ditch effort' either.
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The Archbishop, together with the Bishops of Minnesota have launched a campaign to educate Catholic Minnesotans on the longstanding misinformation-propaganda campaign by pro-same-sex-marriage advocates.  As the local ordinary, the Archbishop is the primary teacher on faith and morals for Minnesota's Roman Catholics, and therefore it is his pastoral duty to respond to this controversy with clear moral teaching.  No one is as decisive and clear on Church teaching as Archbishop Nienstedt, and we are fortunate and blessed to have him as our Archbishop.
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From CBN:
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Archbishop John Nienstedt announced Monday that every Catholic in the state would be mailed a DVD defending marriage as between one man and one woman. Nienstedt appears at the beginning of the eight-minute video presentation that was produced by the Knights of Columbus.
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The archbishop told Minneapolis/St. Paul television station KTSP that 800,000 DVDs would be mailed to all Catholics in the state on Wednesday.
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"Our target is basically our Catholic people," Nienstedt said during the interview. "To remind them of what we believe and why we believe it and why it's so important that they believe it."
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The diocese is asking voters to watch the DVD and contact their state representatives. The DVD is scheduled to arrive in Minnesota homes six weeks before the November 2 elections.
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Nienstedt said he hoped the DVD would be a "teaching tool" to parishioners in the diocese's 217 parishes.
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"It's not partisan politics in any way. But you know, it's kind of rallying the troops around this issue and pointing out to Catholics that this is an important issue in every election year," the archbishop said.
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"We're not a political force," Nienstedt added. "But we are a religious force. So we think we should be part of the conversation."  - CBN News
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Link:
KSTP News coverage.

7 comments:

  1. I heard that the last DVD campaigns addressing domestic violence and divorce went very well.

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  2. If he wants to be a real Catholic bishop, he also needs to close down St. Joan of Arc, excommunicate and anathematize everyone therein, bulldoze the building and salt the land.

    He also needs to ban "altar girls" crackdown on the rubrics, communion in the hand, proper dress, and make an example out of priests who do things like washing womens and girls feet on Holy Thursday...you know ENFORCE THE LAW!

    Oh yeah, he also needs to give Fr. Altier his own parish!

    That's what a Catholic bishop would do (i.e Sts. Patrick, Martin of Tours, Thomas Becket, John Fischer etc)

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  3. God Bless Archbishop John Nienstedt. We all should be so lucky...
    Maria

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  4. Here in Iowa The Iowa Bishops have called for supporting a Constitutional convention to amend the Constitution. for them this is a fairly strong stand.

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  5. What, wait...someone in authority acting in actual authority? God bless'em good.

    P.S.
    Why is it I think Thom might be trying to be sarcastic?

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  6. well i bless the good archbishop for his stance, but i would reserve comment and/or judgment till the dvd is viewed. i wonder if it mentions the *Courage* apostolate? you'll have to let us non-minnesotans know - okay, margie?

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  7. Pray for His Excellency. Thanks Be to God-what more is there to be said.

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