Saturday, October 19, 2013

Open letter to head of Catholic Church in St Paul - Minneapolis


Archbishop Nienstedt –

If it’s “all about the kids & adolescents, and their safety,” then you have failed in your duty to shield them from the wolves.  A true patriarch is a protector.

There is an old Spanish proverb: “Amigo Pedro, amigo Juan, pero más amiga la verdad.”
[Pedro is a friend, Juan is a friend, but a greater friend is the truth].

You – and longtime vicar general Kevin McDonough – invariably chose to rally your priests around the flag of careerism and "tenure," rather than penance and purity.  No wonder the news reporters keep uncovering filthy Augean stables in our diocese!

Cardinal Law of Boston finally realized in 2002 that justice demanded his resignation.

Do the right thing, Archbishop, and in a perfect act of contrition: step down.  We need a new man to clean up the incestuous smog that has settled over our fraternity of priests.

“A wise king winnows the wicked…”
                    (Proverbs 20:26)

UPDATE: A Catholic pastor of a conservative church has told his six thousand parishioners that it's time for the diocese to make a fresh start.

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Poland: crucified and redeemed

Which country – crucified, as Bishop Sheen put it, “between [the] two thieves” of Nazism and Communism – paid the highest price in that war?  POLAND.


Heinrich Himmler vowed that “all Poles will disappear from the world.”

Of the roughly 40 million Europeans who died in the Second World War, six million were Poles. That is 20 percent of Poland’s pre-war population. 

(A Churchill historian has compared the Polish suffering to a 9/11 attack every single day for five years!)


John Paul II, who was archbishop of Cracow when he was elected pope, declared at the beginning of the Jubilee Year 2000 that the simple nun, Faustina, would be the first to be raised to sainthood. “Where,” the Holy Father asked, “if not in the Divine Mercy, can the world find refuge and the light of hope?”


“Only that soul who wants it will be damned, for God condemns no one.”  (St. Faustina)