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Fate of the Faithful

Some say he’s a spiritual galvanizer, others a bully. So what does the Twin Cities’ new archbishop really mean for Minnesota Catholics?

Fate of the Faithful
Photo by Darren Booth (Typography & Illustration)

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Apr 18, 2008 12:11 pm
 Posted by  LongLiveBenedictXVI

Ms. Busse has an interesting understanding of "sensus fidelium". Appealing to the "sense of the faithful" would logically require that one be part of the "faithful" to begin with. Meaning that one is faithful to the teachings of the Church in their fullness. It would be an oxymoron to say that someone in dissent from Church teachings was part of the "sensus fidelium".

Jun 23, 2008 06:22 pm
 Posted by  Deni

Great article but Tim missed one important point: There is another Catholic option - We have an Apostolic Catholic commnity in Mendota. We have an ordained, Catholic, married priest. We have weekly mass and all are truly welcome. Visit the website: http://www.spiritofhopecatholiccommunity.org/

Jul 19, 2008 03:36 pm
 Posted by  jlayne

Precisely what do these people think Catholicism is? Do they think it is a social club or a democratic political institution? Do they think that it can and will change just because they refuse to try to live up to its teachings? Are they shortsighted enough to believe that the "Spirit of Vatican II" was anything other than a completely fabricated Catholicism that never had any official sanction in the Council documents themselves or by the Church? Have any of them ever actually bothered to read those documents?

No, this article is drivel, precisely because its author, like so many commentators on the Church today, mistakes what sort of institution he is writing about. He treats it as a purely human and even much like a political institution. In that he is dead wrong. For the one with faith, he knows that Catholicism is the religion that traces back to the God Man, Jesus Christ. None other may claim that logically or historically. May God bless Archbishop Niestedt for his fidelity to the Church OF ALL TIME.


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