A door has opened. Archbishop John Nienstedt and Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piché have resigned. Now is the time to write to the papal nuncio to urge him to do a broad and open consultation with the people of this archdiocese before recommending appointment of an archbishop.
Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò
Papal Nuncio to the U.S.
3339 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20008-3687
Our Bishop Selection Process at the end of 2014 and correspondence with the papal nuncio since, have given Archbishop Viganò a heads up that our archdiocese is committed to positive change and eager to have a say in the kind of leadership we need for that change to happen.
This opportunity is urgent and important. Whether you've written to the papal nuncio on this topic before or not, please write to him now. Urge others to contact him as well. This is a tipping point for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and for the church. We must take action to support the papal nuncio in his decision making, and the church's healing and getting back to its true work of radical equality, unabashed inclusivity, and transforming love.
Thank you from the CCCR and the Council of the Baptized
Press release from CCCR and the Council of the Baptized in response to the Nienstedt and Piché resignations