Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another BIG Thank You to Our American Bishops Making a Stand for Life!

As previously stated, it is SO refreshing to see and hear more of our American Bishops making a stand about the five key principles that we, as Catholics MUST consider, in order to vote this election with a clear conscience. They are 1. abortion, 2. EMBRYONIC stem cell research, 3. euthanasia, 4. cloning, and 5. defining marriage as between one man and one woman. All have to do with LIFE or death... As Tim Staples reminded listeners this morning on their Catholic Answers Live Show, a Catholic can NOT vote for a pro-abortion candidate, justifying that they aren't voting for him because he's pro-abortion, therefore it's "okay"... They can either choose the one that would cause the least amount of damage in the above instances, or they can choose not to vote... Though, in choosing not to vote, that can also cause problems in giving the opposing side an advantage... so we must choose carefully... and LIFE issues always take precedence over all other issues...

That said, Lifesite News posted yesterday a list of over 80 Bishops that have stated that the Life/Abortion issues are KEY in this upcoming election. No "ifs" "ands" or "buts"... No "maybe's"... So, did your Bishop make the list? Congratulations if he did! Unfortunately, I didn't see mine...

(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
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

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

29. Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte

30. Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh

31. Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS

32. Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO

33. Bishop Robert C. Morlino of Madison, WS

34. Bishop Ronald Gilmore of Dodge City, KS

35. Bishop Paul Coakley of Salina, KS

36. Bishop Michael Jackels of Wichita

37. Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito of Palm Beach

38. Bishop Kevin W. Vann of Fort Worth

39. Bishop Rene H. Gracida, retired, of Corpus Christi

40. Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Houston

41. Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington

42. Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond

43. Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center

44. Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester

45. Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Patterson

46. Bishop Robert Herrmann of St. Louis

47. Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore

48. Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix

49. Bishop Thomas D. Doran of Rockford

50. Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden

51. Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham

52. Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett of Seattle

53. Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet

54. Bishop John M. Smith of Trenton

55. Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing

56. Bishop Leonard R. Blair of Toledo

57. Joint Statement by the bishops of New York State (22 bishops)

58. Joint Statement by the bishops of Pennsylvania (10 bishops)

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