Monday, September 21, 2009

Is it possible?

List:*41* Bishops against Obamacare (and counting!)
From time to time AmP has compiled (with the help of readers like you) summaries of statements by the American heirarchy on important current issues.

There is now a growing list of bishops across the United States who have preached or written about their prudential opposition to the current health care proposal in Congress.

I will update this post as time goes on....

Cardinal Justin Rigali of Philadelphia, PA
and Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Centre, NY
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver, CO
Bishop Michael Sheridan of Colorado Springs, CO
Archbishop Timothy Dolan of New York, NY
Bishop Walker Nickless of Sioux City, IA
Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo, ND
Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines, IA
Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS
and Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
Archbishop John Nienstedt of St. Paul-Minneapolis, MN
Bishop Paul Loverde of Arlington, VA
Bishop Robert Guglielmone of Charleston, SC
Bishop Richard Lennon of Cleveland, OH (PDF)
Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte, NC
and Bishop Michael Burbidge of Raleigh, NC
Bishop Jerome Listecki of La Crosse, WI (PDF)
Bishop Blase Cupich of Rapid City, SD (PDF)
Bishop Donald Trautman of Eire, PA (PDF)
Bishop David Zubik of Pittsburgh, PA
Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, CT
Bishop Thomas Doran of Rockford, IL
Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson, NJ (part II here)
Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock, AR
Bishop Robert Morlino of Madison, WI
Bishop Paul Coakley of Salina, KS
Archbishop Jose Gomez of San Antonio, TX
and Bishop Oscar Cantu of San Antonio, TX
Archbishop George Lucas of Omaha, NE
Bishop Alex Sample of Marquette, MI
Bishop Victor Galeone of St. Augustine, FL
Bishop David Choby of Nashville, TN
Bishop Gerald Barnes of San Bernardino, CA
Bishop Peter Sartain of Joliet, IL
Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, TX
Francis Cardinal George of Chicago, IL
Archbishop Joseph Kurtz of Lousville, KY
Bishop Kevin Farrell of Dallas, TX
Archbishop Edwin O'Brien of Baltimore, MD (PDF)
Bishop Joseph Galente of Camden, NJ
and Bishop John Smith of Trenton, NJ
Please send me tips at "thomas [at] ". Thank you!

You may also consider respectfully asking your bishop to preach or write about health care if he has not already done so. This is an important issue and we ought to hear what our pastors have to say about it!

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