Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Wow! Running List of US Catholic Bishops in Action over Pelosi

Thanks to those providing updates. Keep giving them to me via this combox and I will add them. If you have a link to priests speaking out on this, go ahead and add it to the combox, as well. The running list will be for bishops.

List updated August 30th
List updated September August 31

List will continue to be updated. For those not on the list that you find, please drop me a comment and I'll add them. Some bishops may be making statements in their Sunday columns.

And, other dioceses have chosen to link to the USCCB statement on their front page, and or to include the statements of other bishops, such as you see on the Archdiocese of Detroit website and the Archdiocese of San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi's home diocese. The Archdiocese of San Francisco does have an article posted on it's website, but it is not a personal statement from Archbishop Nierdauer. The article says that the Archbishop is writing a lengthy response in his column which will be seen September 5. As of last night, several diocesan websites had nothing posted at all.

This post will accumulate personal statements by individual or groups of bishops.

The list of bishops issuing personal statements is growing. I found more and will update this list, as I get them. Check for updates! St. Augustine would be proud (and his feast day is tomorrow). Most of these links are direct to the respective diocese.

Please! Pray for our Bishops! May God give them the courage to do all that they must to prevent others from being led into scandal.

I highly recommend that you check in at the following blogs daily for updates. I can't keep up with the many posts they are making.

UPDATED: Some other great writeups on the topic of politicians and Catholicism:

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The obedient are not held captive by Holy Mother Church; it is the disobedient who are held captive by the world!

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am praying that this situation with Pelosi and the bishops will work for the glory of God. It takes a lot to get people's attention these days; but the outrageous claims this woman is making has done just that. Imagine speaking of the sanctity of life, but condoning abortion in the same sentence as she did this week. It boggles the mind.

Robert said...

Hi Diane,

Check out Bishop Murphy's response.

http://theblackcordelias.wordpress.com/2008/08/28/bishop-murphy-weighs-in-on-the-pelosi-abortion-comments/

Great compilation!

-Rob

Oremus said...

The SanFransico "articles" and responses seem....like a repeat of the USCCB or other Bishops not HER Bishop...or is it just me?

Diane said...

Archbishop Nierdauer of San Francisco is said to have written a "lengthy article" in the diocesan newspaper that will appear next week. The reason for the delay, as I understand it, is that the diocesan paper is published fortnightly (every other week).

Should he have published something on the web, rather than in his own column? I won't judge him on that. I'm more interested to see what he writes, than when he responds.

Pray for our bishops!

Diane said...

I also meant to mention that in my searches on the web of various dioceses, the vast majority have placed a link and intro to the USCCB published statement.

A few dioceses responded with nothing.

But hold on....with the weekend coming, I wondered if their diocesan papers would have anything. I'm expecting to see many bishops speak out in their columns, when they next publish an article.

For example, in Los Angeles, there is nothing on the archdiocesan homepage about Pelosi, but The Tidings online, does carry the CNS article right on their front page.

Because so many Catholics have been mislead into believing that abortion rights could ever be consistent with Catholic teaching, it would be a great show of unity if all bishops would offer a personal message to their flocks. The door was opened by Ms. Pelosi, making this a great catechetical teaching moment.

Anonymous said...

Bishop Slattery of the Diocese of Tulsa OK also responded.

http://www.dioceseoftulsa.org/article.asp?nID=573

Anonymous said...

Today Tom Brokaw made the following comment re: last weeks interview with Nancy Pelosi:

"BROKAW: ...Nancy Pelosi and I talked about this just last week, and she got into a lot of trouble with the Catholic Church because she refused to say when life begins. And when I asked her about it, she then had her own explanation based on what she thought was church doctrine, and the church came after her. So we have put that on the table, I just want to get that on the record if I can."

The Church came after her?? Hasn't he read/comprehended the many statements made by the U.S. Bishops?

Anonymous said...

Diane,
Add Bishop Lennon of the Diocese of Cleveland to the list of bishops making a statement on Pelosi's remarks. His article in the Diocesan newspaper is linked below.
God bless you for all you do with this wonderful blog!

http://dioceseofcleveland.org/news/2008/Catholic%20Universe%20Bulletin%20-%20Bishop%20Lennon%20-%202008-09-05.pdf

Anonymous said...

Here is a statement posted by Cardinal George on the AOC website:


http://www.archdiocese-chgo.org/cardinal/letter/letters_2008/letter_090308.shtm