Archdiocese lists haul from break-in

  • Article by: ANTHONY LONETREE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: July 2, 2008 - 4:22 PM

Among the stolen items were Nienstedt's personal treasures. St. Paul police discount talk of pros at work.

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larrymeaseJul. 1, 0810:29 PM

compared to the priceless acts of giving women full rites (ordination), fuller cooperation between priests and lay ministers and recognizing the sacrament of marraige when God bestows it upon GLBT couples.

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wattersJul. 1, 0811:19 PM

Yes, these are mere trinkets compared to the precious hope given to us by Christ! This hope is the true treasure of the Church and her children. Like these trinkets, political dissent is but mere dross in comparison to treasury of Faith, Hope and Charity conveyed through the Church.

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boogawoogaJul. 2, 0812:02 AM

Since it took the Church 300 years to own up to the violence of its past. They should be willing to wait at least a century for the return of a couple of pieces of jewelry.

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boogawoogaJul. 2, 0812:03 AM

Since it took the Church 300 years to own up to the violence of its past. They should be willing to wait at least a century for the return of a couple of pieces of jewelry.

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RichardrevJul. 2, 0812:11 AM

A few years ago, when I was a "gay activist" and away from the Church, I may have also assumed these items were "worthless"--however now realizing that each one carries the blessing of validly ordained priests of God, and that the Church is the voice of God on this earth for the salvation of all, I see it differently. Also how many are aware that the Archbishop lost BOTH his parents this last year and to have this happen on what was to be the most honored weekend of his life was unthinkable, even by a thief's standards. Buyer beware--God help those who committ such a sacrilege.

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RichardrevJul. 2, 0812:15 AM

Another thought--even from a secular historical level, we have lost treasures from our own Minnesota history and also (for those of us who are Catholic Christians) a piece of Christian history. History of the culture is never "worthless." St Paul would still be called Pig's Eye were it not for Archbishops such as John Ireland. This is a sad day for all Minnesotans.

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miggidyJul. 2, 0812:23 AM

Idolatry

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earlyjoeJul. 2, 0812:42 AM

All covered in blood. People of God feast on People of Earth.

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N0JYCJul. 2, 08 1:19 AM

That some people would use the wrongful act of theft and then place themselves in a judgemental position deciding that it is retribution for another wrong. How abhorrent!

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toadspitJul. 2, 08 1:43 AM

It has always amazed me how much the (attachment to posessions?)jewelry and relics of the Catholic church send an iconsistent message forth to the world. What happened to not worshipping false idols or the 'golden calf'? Perhaps beautiful, but couldnt the monetary worth of these things be used to do some good in the world, other than to gaudily adorn and dress a clergymen? Seems awfully hypocritical to me. How many billions in 'treasures' does the Vatican itself oversee? Makes me nauseous.

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