class=img_thumbleft>The Pi-Press's David Hanners continues on the bishop beat with another revealing portrait
of the most reverend John Nienstedt. In the reporter's latest bit of heresy, we learn that the moral beacon of New Ulm is an avid skier and perhaps a disciple of Detroit homeboy Bill Laimbeer on the basketball court ("'If you were under the boards with him, I'd say be very careful. He was a good shot,' said Monsignor Aloysius Callaghan, rector of St. Paul's Seminary School of Divinity at the University of St. Thomas.")
Oh yes, and Hanners includes one other colorful detail, which he presents without comment:
"[Nienstedt has] written that he's been 'fascinated with Barbara [sic] Streisand and her musical (not political) abilities' ever since he saw her in Funny Girl."
First person to crack a joke--or even think a sinful thought--spends an extra millennium in purgatory....