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Clarification on the investigation into Archbishop Nienstedt

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An editing error led some readers of our editorial, Nienstedt should disclose findings of abuse investigation, to understand that the investigation into allegations of misconduct against Archbishop John Nienstedt by Auxiliary Bishop Lee Piche is complete. This is not correct, and the St. Paul-Minneapolis archdiocese has asked us to clarify that. Following is full text of a statement sent to us today from the archdiocese:
 

STATEMENT REGARDING INTERNAL INVESTIGATION

Reconciliation as a means to rebuild society

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One of the hardest things about being a Christian is the realization that we're continually called to change and to be converted. Yes, God loves us as we are, but God also calls us to be something more. That makes this weekend's readings a bit harder to digest. On first glance, it seems as though God is more interested in us changing others than in our willingness to be changed ourselves. In Ezekiel, we hear that we have a duty to correct the "wicked" ones among us.

Kia gives Francis' Souls to Korean bishops

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 Kia Motor has announced the company would donate three Kia Soul cars to the Korean bishops' Preparatory Committee for the 2014 Papal Visit.  These cars were used during Pope Francis’s visit to South Korea. The pontiff declined to use a larger sedan.  According to published reports, the committee said that two of the cars will be sent to the Vatican, and one will remain in Korea to be put on display. 

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