Archbishop John C. Nienstedt

Archbishop John C. Nienstedt was the 11th Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis.

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2011 Annual Report – Letter from Archbishop John Nienstedt

2011 Annual Report – Letter from Archbishop John Nienstedt

The generous support of Catholics allowed us to achieve revenue stability despite an uncertain economy

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President’s ‘compromise’ really no compromise at all

President’s ‘compromise’ really no compromise at all

President’s proposed solution still violates religious freedom and fails to protect conscience rights

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Celebrating World Marriage Day

Celebrating World Marriage Day

| February 2, 2012

It is my hope that priests and deacons will use the Sunday liturgies that day to speak about this sacrament

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Praying for Christian unity

Praying for Christian unity

| January 19, 2012

I encourage all Catholics to set aside time this week during their personal, private prayer to include this intention for Christian unity

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I urge you to stand up for life!

I urge you to stand up for life!

| January 5, 2012

Abortion is a violent assault against the entire social order

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Many reasons for loving Christmas

Many reasons for loving Christmas

| December 22, 2011

“I love Christmas because on that day, so long ago, love descended from heaven to earth and changed human history forever.”

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Bringing a musical role model to my attention

Bringing a musical role model to my attention

| December 15, 2011

It has been said that, “You can’t teach old dogs new tricks,” but I am here to prove otherwise.

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Confession helps us prepare for Christmas

Confession helps us prepare for Christmas

| December 8, 2011

If sin is what makes us miserable, its remission should be a great cause for Advent joy

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Recognizing God’s graces this Advent

Recognizing God’s graces this Advent

| December 1, 2011

The Blessed Virgin Mary a model for every believer

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Let’s work to assist those in great need

Let’s work to assist those in great need

| November 23, 2011

The Dorothy Day Center in St. Paul is sponsored by our local Catholic Charities and has always prided itself in offering shelter to anyone need­ing a place to sleep for the night.

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Pastoral Letter: Do This In Memory of Me

Pastoral Letter: Do This In Memory of Me

| November 10, 2011

Read and download Archbishop Nienstedt’s Pastoral Letter on The Sacred Liturgy as the splendor of God’s eternal glory.

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Preparing for the reality of death

Preparing for the reality of death

This month of All Souls is a good time for families to talk about the subject

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