InsideCatholic.com's list of bishops proclaiming abortion as the main election issue:
(Note that numbers 58 and 59 encompass 22 and 10 bishops respectively, who are included in joint statements issued by the bishops of New York and Pennsylvania)
1. Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver
2. Bishop James Conley, auxiliary of Denver
3. Archbishop Donald Wuerl of Washington, D.C.
4. Justin Cardinal Rigali of Philadelphia, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities
5. Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, chairman of the Committee on Doctrine
6. Edward Cardinal Egan of New York
7. Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo
8. Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh
9. Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs
10. Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio
11. Bishop Oscar Cantu, auxiliary of San Antonio
12. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville
13. Bishop Edward Slattery of Tulsa
14. Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas
15. Bishop Gregory Aymond of Austin
16. Sean Cardinal O'Malley of Boston
17. Bishop Thomas Wenski of Orlando
18. Archbishop John Nienstedt of Saint Paul/Minneapolis
19. Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, President of the USCCB
20. Bishop Robert Vasa of Baker
21. Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse
22. Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland
23. Bishop Ralph Nickless of Sioux City
24. Archbishop George Niederauer of San Francisco
25. Bishop Glen Provost of Lake Charles, LA
26. Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn
27. Bishop Joseph F. Martino of Scranton
28. Archbishop Raymond Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura
30. Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte
31. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh
32. Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS
33. Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
34. Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, WS
35. Bishop Ronald Gilmore of Dodge City, KS
36. Bishop Paul Coakley of Salina, KS
37. Bishop Michael Jackels of Wichita
38. Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito of Palm Beach
39. Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth
40. Bishop Rene H. Gracida, retired, of Corpus Christi
41. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Houston
42. Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington
43. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond
44. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center
45. Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester
46. Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Patterson
47. Bishop Robert Herrmann of St. Louis
48. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore
49. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix
50. Bishop Thomas D. Doran of Rockford
51. Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden
52. Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham
53. Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett of Seattle
54. Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet
55. Bishop John M. Smith of Trenton
56. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing
57. Bishop Leonard R. Blair of Toledo
58. Joint Statement by the bishops of New York State (22 bishops)
59. Joint Statement by the bishops of Pennsylvania (10 bishops)
Maybe I missed it, but I didn’t see the Archbishop of New Orleans on the list.
Don't have to, thank goodness.
Of course mine's on the list. He and Bishop Kevin Vann are the ones that penned the recent letter that's been getting so much attention.
Where is Archbishop Wilton Gregory of Atlanta?
Yep! My Bishop, McManus, is on the list!
Faith sharing bump.
Inspirational bump for this thread.
Bishops and priests in Los Angeles don’t speak up for Life because they will alienate the liberals (cafeteria Catholics). I am going to help some other parishioners get the word out in front of church next weekend.
"Greetings: Here's a site by Walter Kmiec, a pro-life Catholic lawyer who served as legal counsel to Reagan and George H.W. Bush. The site has abortion reduction facts, Obama's plans related to abortion reduction, and books/articles related to socio-economic and legal policies that reduce the incidence of abortion in society. He makes his argument for supporting Obama without challenging current official Roman Catholic teaching on abortion and without dismissing abortion reduction efforts as unimportant in comparison to other more pressing moral concerns facing our country.
I’m surprised I don’t see Archbishop Meyer from Newark NJ on the list. I could have sworn he made a good pro-life statement. I’ll have to do some digging...
Thanks very much for the ping and post, Salvation.
I know why my Archbishop, Mahoney, is not on the list. He’s light in the loafers. He does put up a cheery, designer Christmas tree at his “cathedral”, however. God bless the bishops who are willing to speak out and guide their flocks. In California, we are in a spiritual desert with no one to guide us. May God hold our California church leadership accountable for being weak, fearful, tepid, and anti-family.
I am so tired of seeing a wimpy little man on the altar whose homily is full of platitudes. What kind of example is that to little boys with vocations? Who would want to grow up to be a priest, if that was the only type of priest they saw?
Sorry, just fed up today... They should all be vocal that Catholics must vote for our viable, pro-life candidate.