31 Bishops have publicly opposed the University of Notre Dame’s invitation of Obama

The NDResponse.com site lists thirty one Catholic Bishops who have publicly expressed opposition to the University’s choice of commencement speakers and the decision to give him an honorary degree

Bishops who have Publicly Opposed the University’s Invitation

  1. The Most Reverend John M. D’Arcy, Bishop of Fort Wayne – South Bend (Indiana)
  2. His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, O.M.I., Cardinal Archbishop of Chicago (lllinois) and USCCB President
  3. His Eminence Daniel Cardinal DiNardo, Cardinal Archbishop of Galveston – Houston (Texas)
  4. The Most Reverend Timothy Dolan – outgoing Archbishop of Milwaukee (Wisconsin), and newly appointed Archbishop of New York (New York) 
  5. The Most Reverend John Nienstedt, Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis(Minnesota)
  6. The Most Reverend Eusebius Beltran, Archbishop of Oklahoma City (Oklahoma)
  7. The Most Reverend John Myers – Archbishop of Newark (New Jersey)
  8. The Most Reverend Thomas Olmsted – Bishop of Phoenix (Arizona) (PDF)
  9. The Most Reverend Gregory Aymond – Bishop of Austin (Texas)
  10. The Most Reverend Robert Lynch – Bishop of St. Petersburg (Florida)
  11. The Most Reverend Edward Slattery – Bishop of Tulsa (Oklahoma)
  12. The Most Reverend R. Walker Nickless – Bishop of Sioux City (Iowa)
  13. Paul CB Schenck, MA (Theol.), LHD on behalf of The Most Reverend Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of Harrisburg (Pennsylvania)
  14. The Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, D.D., J.C.D., Bishop of Rockford (Illinois)
  15. The Most Reverend Robert C. Morlino, Bishop of Madison (Wisconsin)
  16. The Most Reverend Alfred C. Hughes, Archbishop of New Orleans (Louisiana) (PDF)
  17. The Most Reverend Joseph F. Martino, Bishop of Scranton (Pennsylvania)
  18. The Most Reverend John M. Dougherty, Auxiliary Bishop of Scranton (Pennsylvania)
  19. The Most Reverend William Lori, Bishop of Bridgeport (Connecticut) (PDF, see page 10)
  20. The Most Reverend George V. Murry, S.J., Bishop of Youngstown (Ohio)
  21. The Most Reverend William Higi, Bishop of Lafayette (Indiana)
  22. The Most Reverend José Gomez, Archbishop of San Antonio (Texas) (PDF)
  23. The Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Auxiliary Bishop of San Antonio (Texas) (PDF)
  24. The Most Reverend Anthony Taylor, Bishop of Little Rock (Arkansas)
  25. The Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki, Bishop of La Crosse (Wisconsin) (PDF)
  26. The Most Reverend Alexander Sample, Bishop of Marquette (Michigan)
  27. The Most Reverend Samuel Aquila, Bishop of Fargo (North Dakota) (PDF)
  28. The Most Reverend Edwin F. O’Brien, Archbishop of Baltimore (Maryland)
  29. The Most Reverend Daniel Buechlein, Archbishop of Indianapolis (Indiana)
  30. The Most Reverend Rober Baker, Bishop of Birmingham (Alabama)
  31. The Most Reverend Fabian W. Bruskewitz, Bishop of Lincoln (Nebraska)
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One Response to “31 Bishops have publicly opposed the University of Notre Dame’s invitation of Obama”

  1. Paul Says:

    That’s grand! I’d love to see how many of these guys came out publicly when George W. Bush (death penalty champion while Texas governor and Gulf War II instigator) and George H.W. Bush (Gulf War I) spoke at Notre Dame. Could you do some digging? Appreciated.


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