The end of the world as we know it...

The sky is falling, the sky is falling; it's the end of the world as we know it; cats and dogs living together, mass hysteria! That's what the Archbishop would have you believe in his recent article in the Catholic Spirit about a "very serious threat to the religious freedom of all religious institutions" by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This comes from his view that the HHS department's imposition of reproductive equality on providers of health plans is a threat to the freedom of all religions. It is not a threat to the freedom of religion, its just a threat to the beliefs of the Holy Roman Catholic Church and the Archbishop has the misguided belief that every other religion should and does believe the same thing. The Archbishop doesn't take into account any other religious belief in his claim about the threat to religious freedom, just his own.

Nienstedt vs. Hann on the State Budget

There seems to be a lot of buzz around Archbishops Nienstedt’s letter to Governor Mark Dayton about the budget situation in Minnesota and the response he received from Senator David Hann. Some comments have been fair and honest, but most of them have been extremely one sided or another. First of all, to set the record straight, my political leaning is that of an asparagus. I have no political party, and I think that all politicians act pretty much the same way.  When you hang out with other politicians all day long you tend to talk and act like a politician. Also, I am not pro or anti-catholic.  I believe what I believe and you believe what you believe; no harm no foul. However, I do believe that different  groups can learn from each other if they just take the time to listen.

Nienstedt Misses the Mark on Marriage

Archbishop Nienstedt’s support of the marriage amendment is wrong, misses the whole idea of marriage and comes from a very myopic point of view.

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