The break-in at the Archbishop’s residence

Here’s an odd turn of events in the reported burglary in the residence of Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John C. Nienstedt: A number of stolen items have been found in a box in the Archbishop’s bedroom, according to a news release this evening from the Archdiocese.

“Reverend Lee Piche, Vicar General of the Archdiocese, discovered the missing valuable historical items, worn by former Archbishops, today in a subsequent final sweep of the room,” the release said. In a final sweep?

Father Piche of the Archdiocese “wondered how the thieves, who had accessed the rooms through the residence roof could have managed to carry both the 75 pound safe and another box, and decided to check the room again, even though it had been searched before. That search resulted in his finding the box with the precious and suspected stolen crosses and rings,” the release said.

  • Tyler Suter

    I am embarassed by that. As I’m sure is the case for all faiths, being Catholic is a strenuous test of ones confirmation and resolve.

  • Ben Freeman

    At first I wondered if the archbishop’s victimization could have been karmic or devine retribution for his beliefs such as condemning gays (or at least not letting them receive communion in his church), not allowing women to lead prayer, not allowing ‘cohabitating’couples to marry in the church…….. but alas, it was all alie. (am I going to hell now?)

  • Cal Khutta

    Alas, there is some good news to report this week.

    Sounds like the SPPD needed Agatha Christy on the team this week.