Archbishop Bernard Hebda of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis publicly rebuked one of his priests for criticizing Islam during a recent homily.
Hebda said in a statement issued Wednesday night that Fr. Nick VanDenBroeke had “expressed sorrow for his words and an openness to seeing more clearly the Church’s position on our relationship with Islam.”
The story was first reported by City Pages, a progressive blog owned by The Star Tribune, which dug up a January 5 homily from VanDenBroeke in which the cleric said that “Islam is the greatest threat in the world to both Christianity and to America.”
He said the Catholic Church teaches that its member should “welcome others in the name of Christ,” including “those we don’t like.” A nation, said VanDenBroeke, still “has a right to protect its ideas and its ideals.”
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Archbishop Hebda must have missed these stories about Islamic Terrorists in Minnesota:
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- FBI: ‘We have a terror recruiting problem in Minnesota’
- St. Kate’s: Is It Still Terrorism When Local Media Refuse To Use The Word?
- How Minneapolis’ Somali community became the terrorist recruitment capital of the US
- How defrauded Minnesota tax dollars can end up with terror groups
- We’re No. 1! But Not In a Good Way
- Minnesota: Terror Recruiting Capital
- Islamic State Claims Responsibility for Minnesota Mall Attack
- Why Are There Jihadists In Minnesota?
- ISIS’ Somali-American Terrorist Pipeline
- Minnesota ISIS terrorist worked at MSP airport
- Three Somali-American Men Found Guilty in Minneapolis Terrorism Case
- U.S. Charges Six Minnesota Men With Trying to Join ISIS
- 2 Minnesota women sentenced in Somali terror case
- FBI probes Islamic State Recruiting in Minneapolis
- Terror Charges Unsealed in Minnesota Against Eight Defendants
- Somalia’s ‘Lost Boys’ in Minnesota Prime Targets for Terror Recruiters
- 20th 9/11 Hijacker Arrested in Minnesota
Concerned Catholics are encouraged to contact Archbishop Hebda to respectfully express their opinions.
Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda
Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis
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