Archive for August 29th, 2016

Napa County now home for John Nienstedt, Twin Cities archbishop who resigned under legal cloud / Press Democrat

Minnesota and then Michigan evidently grew too hot for John Nienstedt, a former Catholic archbishop who was accused of protecting predatory priests and who now cools his heels in Wine Country.

“Nienstedt came far west after departing Minnesota under duress and stopping briefly in Michigan. A newspaper report out of Battle Creek earlier this year revealed that only two weeks after Nienstedt arrived and took a temporary church post there he ‘left amid a swirl of criticism.’ Residents opposed to his assignment hounded the diocese and the media, and pulled tuition support for a school associated with the church, according to another news report.”

By Chris Smith, Press Democrat, Napa, California — Click here to read the rest of this story.

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