Sunday, June 21, 2015

Archbishop's resignation letter not a hint of apology

Below is John Nienstedt's letter of resignaiton.

Not a hint of an apology, not a hint of saying anything close to 'sorry'.

Who are these people? What's the mindset of these men? Who appoints them to these jobs?

And it goes on and on and not a sign of a change.

Once something happens they run to their lawyers.

Is it all a monstrous game?


From Archbishop John C. Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
In order to give the Archdiocese a new beginning amidst the many challenges we face, I have submitted my resignation as Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis to our Holy Father, Pope Francis, and I have just received word that he has accepted it. The Catholic Church is not our Church, but Christ’s Church, and we are merely stewards for a time. My leadership has unfortunately drawn attention away from the good works of His Church and those who perform them. Thus, my decision to step down.
It has been my privilege the last seven years to serve this local Church. I have come to appreciate deeply the vitality of the 187 parishes that make up the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. I am grateful for the support I have received from priests, deacons, religious men and women and lay leaders, especially those who have collaborated with me in the oversight of this local Church.
I leave with a clear conscience knowing that my team and I have put in place solid protocols to ensure the protection of minors and vulnerable adults.
I ask for continued prayers for the well-being of this Archdiocese and its future leaders. I also ask for your continued prayers for me.

2 comments:

Póló said...

"I leave with a clear conscience ..."

The woman administrator there who resigned because she could get no traction for her complaints said that phrase of his made her sick. (Can't find her name just at the moment but heard her on radio the other day)

Michael Commane said...

Jennifer Hasselberger