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Archbishop Nienstedt insists he is not ‘single-issue’ bishop

Catholic World News - November 05, 2010

Writing in his archdiocesan newspaper, Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul and Minneapolis insisted he is not a “single-issue” teacher. The archbishop has received criticism for his efforts to promote marriage as the union of a man and a woman.

“No bishop, and in particular this archbishop, is a ‘single-issue’ teacher,” he wrote in his November 4 column. “I was ordained to preach and to teach the full spectrum of the Catholic faith as it is contained in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.”

“The media pick and choose what they want to cover in terms of controversial issues. I do not have that luxury. Like St. Paul, I must preach the full, Catholic message ‘whether convenient or inconvenient-- correcting, reproving, appealing-- constantly teaching and never losing patience,’” he added.

“Please pray that I live up to that high standard.”

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  • Posted by: HKS - Nov. 07, 2010 10:46 PM ET USA

    Keep up the good work, Bishop Neinstedt!

  • Posted by: Wolf of Gubbio - Nov. 05, 2010 7:45 PM ET USA

    God bless the good bishop.

  • Posted by: Minnesota Mary - Nov. 05, 2010 4:16 PM ET USA

    And pray we must for this valiant Archbishop. He's encountering the wrath of the dragon for standing up for Truth.

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