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Continued: In Sunday homily, Nienstedt apologizes for bishops' failure to remove accused priests

  • Article by: KELLY SMITH , Star Tribune
  • Last update: December 15, 2013 - 7:14 AM

“With your prayer and God’s grace,” he wrote, “I believe that we will emerge from this difficult period to become a stronger, more focused, more prayerful and more purified local Church.”

His words, however, offer little reconciliation for lifelong Catholic Wayne Hergott of Edina, who agrees that the community needs to try to heal, but doesn’t believe Nienstedt is the right person to do that.

“I take no glee in saying it,” said Hergott, who attends Christ the King Church in south Minneapolis. “I’m sad it’s come to this, but I believe the archbishop has been divisive. It’s too late to be the conciliator of the people of the archdiocese.”

 

Kelly Smith • 612-673-4141 Twitter: @kellystrib

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