Catholic Archbishop of Minneapolis/St. Paul John Nienstedt has had many allegations of sexual conduct over the years and they have finally caught up to him.
Minnesotans whom fought for marriage might remember his fervent opposition to equality.“Based on my interview with Greene Espel—as well as conversations with other interviewees—I believe that the investigators have received about ten sworn statements alleging sexual impropriety on the part of the archbishop dating from his time as a priest in the Archdiocese of Detroit, as Bishop of New Ulm, and while coadjutor and archbishop of St. Paul and Minneapolis,” [Canon lawyer Jennifer Haselberger]
Archbishop Nienstedt under investigation
The archbishop has also faced criticism in the past for misconduct during the sex abuse scandal. He should have been prosecuted as well.In 2012, Nienstedt secured about $650,000 in church money to support a proposed amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in the state. That amendment ultimately failed at the polls...
And earlier, the Archbishop became infamous for writing a letter to a Catholic mom, telling her she had to either reject her gay son or burn in hell forever.
Anti-Gay Rights Catholic Bishop Accused of Same-Sex 'Misconduct'
In a deposition taken as part of a sexual abuse lawsuit against the archdiocese, he acknowledged failing to inform police about complaints of sexual misbehavior by priests.
Twin Cities Archbishop John Nienstedt faces new sex claims