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  • Catholic bishop says he was ‘happy’ to attend installation of female Lutheran ‘bishop’

    08/30/2019 7:17:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 24 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | August 30, 2019 | LifeSite News Staff
    Catholic bishop says he was ‘happy’ to attend installation of female Lutheran ‘bishop’ Bishop R. Walker Nickless (right) with Lutheran Pastor Jay Deanne (left) and 'Bishop' Lorna Halaas in the background August 30, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Sioux City, Iowa, Bishop R. Walker Nickless appeared at the installation ceremony of a female “bishop” in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) earlier this month, posting on social media that he was happy about attending, and upsetting some Catholics. “I attended the installation of Bishop Lorna Halaas as Bishop of the Western Iowa Synod, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America,” Bishop Nickless...
  • Bishop Nickless: The 'Spirit' of Vatican II is a Demon that Must be Exorcised (in detail)

    10/16/2009 2:23:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 867+ views
    NC Register ^ | October 16, 2009 | TIM DRAKE
    I first met Sioux City, Iowa Bishop Walker Nickless a month ago at the Serra International gathering in Omaha, Neb. Little did I know then that he was working on his bold first pastoral letter since his installation as bishop four years ago. Ecclesia Semper Reformanda (The Church is Always in Need of Renewal), released yesterday, takes a look at the impact of the Second Vatican Council and sets forth a plan for the people of Sioux City and beyond. In many ways, it’s a pastoral letter unlike one we’ve yet seen. Forty-four years after the close of the...
  • Iowa bishop blasts ‘spirit of Vatican II,’ calls it ‘a ghost or demon that must be exorcised’

    10/16/2009 1:30:41 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 5 replies · 400+ views ^ | October 16, 2009
    In a new pastoral letter on Church renewal, Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City denounces false interpretations of the Second Vatican Council and calls upon Catholics to “reclaim and strengthen our understanding of the deposit of faith.” Bishop Nickless, originally a priest of the Archdiocese of Denver who served as Archbishop Charles Chaput’s vicar general, writes: "The question arises: Why has the implementation of the Council, in large parts of the Church, thus far been so difficult? Well, it all depends on the correct interpretation of the Council or - as we would say today - on its proper...
  • ObamaCare and Catholic social teaching

    09/06/2009 5:13:50 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 20 replies · 1,071+ views
    The American Thinker ^ | 9/6/2009 | Mark Wauk
    he 9/2/09 issue of the Wall Street Journal, in its Notable and Quotable feature, calls attention to an important article that Roman Catholic Bishop R. Walker Nickless of Sioux City, Iowa, published in his diocesan newspaper on the subject of health care and health care reform. The article is important for two reasons: first, because there has been and continues to be a certain amount of confusion regarding Catholic social teaching as it affects health care; second, because Bishop Nickless goes to great lengths to base his discussion on principles, and not merely on tactical considerations. Bishop Nickless begins by...
  • Bishop Nickless: "No Health Care Reform is Better than the Wrong Health Care Reform"

    08/19/2009 2:19:44 PM PDT · by rrstar96 · 2 replies · 624+ views ^ | August 18, 2009 | Kathleen Gilbert
    SIOUX CITY, Iowa, August 18, 2009 ( - In his latest column, Bishop R. Walter Nickless of the Diocese of Sioux City joined a growing number of Catholic leaders in stated opposition to the Obama health care legislation, which is poised to expand abortion by mandating abortion coverage and providing taxpayer subsidies to abortion providers. Niclkess also noted that the Catholic Church has no position for or against any kind of health care distribution, and argued that the structure proposed by the legislation would ultimately be detrimental to distributing health care according to need. "No health care reform is better...