Thursday, April 23, 2009

46 Bishops Speak out on Notre Dame Scandal

If your bishop has not spoken up, google the diocese and look for an email contact for him, his secretary, or other general email and ask him to join other bishops with a statement. Or, call the diocese. Be charitable and if no statement is forthcoming, please don't pass judgment by assuming he doesn't care or is is siding with Fr. Jenkins. There could be a variety of reasons why other bishops have not offered public opinions on the matter.

While you are at it, pray for the bishops. Go to Mass for them, pray the Rosary for them, spend time in Adoration and ask God to grace our bishops with holy boldness in the face of dissent. May they take back the Church handed down to them by the apostles who gave their lives for the truth. If we want the grip of dissidents to loosen, we have to pray for our bishops and priests.

Please draw to their attention, that Bishop Wenski is offering a Mass of Reparation. This is something rarely heard of today and we need to be doing more of it.

Finally, if you missed it, be sure to read Bishop D'Arcy's latest statement to the faithful, in which he strongly rebuked Fr. Jenkins saying "...the terrible breach between Notre Dame and the Church cannot continue".

List of Bishops Speaking out as of April 23, 2009: 46

This list was first compiled by Catherine Harmon at Catholic World Report, and continued by Tom Peters. I have picked up this list and continue to update it manually.

  1. Bishop John D’Arcy, Fort Wayne-South Bend
  2. Cardinal Francis George, Chicago
  3. Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Galveston-Houston
  4. Archbishop Timothy Dolan, Milwaukee (--> NYC)
  5. Archbishop John Nienstedt, St. Paul-Minneapolis
  6. Archbishop Eusebius Beltran, Oklahoma City
  7. Bishop Edward Slattery, Tulsa
  8. Archbishop John Myers, Newark
  9. Archbishop Alfred Hughs, New Orleans
  10. Bishop Joseph Martino, Scranton
  11. and Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty, Scranton
  12. Bishop Thomas Doran, Rockford, Ill.
  13. Bishop Thomas Olmsted, Phoenix
  14. Bishop Gregory Aymond, Austin
  15. Bishop Robert Lynch, St. Petersburg
  16. Bishop R. Walker Nickless, Sioux City
  17. Bishop Kevin Rhoades, Harrisburg, Pa.
  18. Bishop William E. Lori, Bridgeport, CT
  19. Bishop Robert Morlino, Madison WI
  20. Bishop George Murry, S.J., Youngstown, OH
  21. Bishop William Higi, Lafayette, IN
  22. Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock, AR
  23. Archbishop Jose Gomez, San Antonio, TX
  24. and Auxiliary Bishop Oscar Cantu
  25. Bishiop Jerome Listecki, La Crosse, WI
  26. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien, Baltimore MD
  27. Bishop Alex Sample, Marquette MI
  28. Archbishop Daniel Buechlein, Indianapolis
  29. Bishop Robert Baker, Birmingham AL
  30. Bishop Samuel Aquila, Fargo ND
  31. Bishop Gerald Barbarito, Palm Beach FL
  32. Bishop Fabian Brukeswitz, Lincoln NE
  33. Bishop Richard Stika, Knoxville TN
  34. Bishop Robert Finn, Kansas City
  35. Bishop Joseph Latino, Jackson MS
  36. Bishop Leonard Blair, Toledo OH
  37. Bishop Gerald Gettelfinger, Evansville IN
  38. Bishop George Lucas, Springfield IL
  39. Archbishop Daniel Pilarczyk, Cincinnati OH
  40. Bishop Thomas Wenski, Orlando FL
  41. Bishop Robert Vasa, Baker OR
  42. Bishop Paul Coakley, Salina KS
  43. Bishop John Le Voir, New Ulm MN
  44. Bishop Victor Galeone, St. Augustine FL
  45. Bishop David Zubik, Pittsburgh PA
  46. Bishop Paul Loverde, Arlington VA

    Pray not only for the bishops, but for all affected, especially Fr. Jenkins, the Board of Trustees, students, alumni and faithful scandalized by this.

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