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Continued: Readers Write: (July 3): Assessing America, contraception, Archbishop Nienstedt, Bremer Foundation, assessing Minnesota, Iraq

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Revelations of allegations and allegations of allegations. No new names, only an attack on an archbishop the Star Tribune hates because of the teachings of the Catholic Church, which he represents very well. It is not only he who is against the evils of homosexual marriage and sodomy and the like, but Catholics by the millions. When you unjustly grind up old false data against a good man, you are attacking every loyal Catholic as well. It is past time for you to move on.

James L. Cardinal, Minnetonka

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Archbishop John Nienstedt’s continued presence as head of the archdiocese is only causing more turmoil. If he truly cares about the archdiocese, he will resign. My guess is he will not.

Patrick Foley, Northfield

 

BREMER FOUNDATION

Trustees’ actions raise some serious questions

As a volunteer who has contributed countless hours to nonprofit boards, I was shocked by the report on the trustees of the Otto Bremer Foundation (“Charity watchdog questions Bremer,” July 1). There are red flags galore. Do the three trustees’ responsibilities warrant a nearly ninefold increase in compensation over eight years despite “no fundamental changes in how they operated” since 2004? How is this not a blatant attempt to enrich themselves and not a gross violation of their fiduciary responsibilities?

How does the rationale that the trustees “directly and actively manage the foundation staff” square with the presence, until they just forced her out, of an executive director? Does the foundation staff of 14 really require three “co-CEOs”? And why did they terminate the highly regarded executive director?

I appreciate that the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy and the Star Tribune brought this questionable activity to public attention. Now it is time for the attorney general to investigate.

Steven Foldes, St. Louis Park

 

MINNESOTA

The state of the state is looking pretty good

What a pleasure to pick up the Star Tribune (delivered to the top step outside my front door) with a hot cup of coffee and read that the state of our state is great!

• The Twin Cities jobless rate is the lowest in the nation.

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