Archbishop John Nienstedt of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis/St Paul has been exonerated of charges of sexual abuse. The local district attorney determined that there was "insufficient evidence" to corroborate the charges leveled against him. He had stepped down during the investigation but will now resume duties.
Bishop Robert Vasa of the Diocese of Santa Rosa defended a presentation given by a former gay porn star who is now Catholic. Joseph Sciambra spoke the truth quite plainly when he declared that homosexual acts are "aberrations of nature". He's right and Bishop Vasa is correct to defend him.
In England, Bishop Philip Egan of the Diocese of Portsmouth, in an interview said that it is an act of mercy to deny Holy Communion to those supporting abortion and sodomy. In his words, "It is done with the hope and prayer that that person can be wooed back into full communion with the Church. Nobody is forced to be Catholic. We’re called by Christ and He’s chosen us, it’s a free choice. We live under the word of God. It’s not my truth, its God’s truth. One would hope that in that case it would encourage someone to come back to seek communion with the Lord with the truth and say I’m sorry I got lost.”
Pray for these bishops and pray that more of their brothers will follow their examples.
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