Read: The Minnesota Archbishop using personal faith to alter shared civil policy (and deeply divide his flock)
When this decade's history is written, one story that I suspect will crystallize with hindsight is the one involving Catholic Bishops, their religious overreaching on marriage in every state where it comes up, and the deep divides this crusade caused within the largely more supportive church itself. Deep and irreparable divides, I've heard some argue.
Back in May of 2010, I isolated Archbishop John Nienstedt as the one to watch in Minnesota. This week, City Pages is running with that idea, taking a look the extremely vigilant man behind Minnesota's heavily Catholic push to write discrimination into the state constitution. I suggest you read in full:
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