21 22 Catholic Bishops Speaking at Rallies Tomorrow

Posted by Matt Yonke (March 22, 2012 at 12:27 pm)

PentecostWith the Nationwide Rally for Religious Freedom now just one day away, 21 22 Catholic bishops are scheduled to speak at various Rallies across the country.

And, an additional five seven bishops have provided written statements that will be read at rally sites in their dioceses.

The Catholic bishops are the ones who led the call for resistance to the HHS Mandate, and it’s so encouraging to see them supporting our response.

Bishops Attending Rallies

  • Most Rev. Robert J. Baker, S.T.D., Bishop of the Diocese of Birmingham
  • Most Rev. Salvatore Cordileone, Bishop of the Diocese of Oakland
  • Most Rev. Cirilo Flores, Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of San Diego
  • Most Rev. Thomas Doran, Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford
  • Most Rev. Kenneth Steiner, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of the Archdiocese of Portland
  • Most Rev. John Quinn, Bishop of the Diocese of Winona
  • Most Rev. John Kudrick, Bishop of the Eparchy of Parma
  • Most Rev. David Choby, Bishop of the Diocese of Nashville
  • Most Rev. John Yanta, Bishop Emeritus of Diocese of Amarillo
  • Most Rev. Robert Morlino, Bishop of the Diocese of Madison
  • Most Rev. Leonard Blair, Bishop of the Diocese of Toledo
  • Most Rev. Joseph Latino, Bishop of the Diocese of Jackson
  • Most Rev. Peter Jugis, Bishop of the Diocese of Charlotte
  • Most Rev. Luis Zarama, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Atlanta
  • Most Rev. Michael Byrnes, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Detroit
  • Most Rev. Mitchell Rozanski, Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Baltimore
  • Most Rev. Thomas Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix
  • Most Rev. Denis Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
  • Most Rev. Randolph Calvo, Bishop of the Diocese of Reno
  • Most Rev. John Smith, Bishop Emeritus of the Diocese of Trenton
  • Most Rev. Ronald Gainer, Bishop of the Diocese of Lexington
  • Rev. Liam Cary, Bishop-Elect of the Diocese of Baker

Bishops Providing Statements to Be Read at Rallies

  • Most Rev. Wilton Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta
  • Most Rev. David Kagan, Bishop of the Diocese of Bismarck
  • Most Rev. Samuel Aquila, Bishop of the Diocese of Fargo
  • Most Rev. Kevin Rhoades, Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend
  • Most Rev. Francis X. DiLorenzo, Bishop of the Diocese of Richmond
  • Most Rev. David Ricken, Bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay
  • Most Rev. Felipe Estevez, Bishop of the Diocese of St. Augustine

We’re thrilled to have the support of these courageous shepherds!

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18 Responses to “21 22 Catholic Bishops Speaking at Rallies Tomorrow”

  1. Gene Erquiaga says:

    Add Most Reverend Frank Dewane, Bishop of the Diocese of Venice in Florida to the list. He’s speaking at the rally in Sarasota. 22 bishops and counting!!!

    March 22nd, 2012 at 2:39 pm
  2. Amy Kopatich says:

    Dear Reverend:
    You do not have a uterus and will never be faced with a pregnancy. Quit infringing on my reproductive rights and my healthcare benefits.

    March 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 pm
  3. Bill says:

    Make sure you add Bishop Frank J Dewane of the Diocese of Venice! He will be speaking at the rally in Sarasota, FL!

    March 22nd, 2012 at 7:43 pm
  4. Kelly Thatcher says:

    It was announced at Mass today that Sean Cardinal O’Malley will also be issuing a statement. He says he’d be there but is officiating at a funeral.



    March 22nd, 2012 at 8:14 pm
  5. noemi cardenas says:

    Amy kopatich, you are correct Rev. does not have a uterus he is a man and a man of God. however you are wrong because you have a uterus for a purpose, to be use for procreation in the santity of marriage and wasting it. No matter what, Jesus still loves you and he is waiting for you to open your heart and let him.
    Don’t be bitter, Jesus loves you amy.

    March 22nd, 2012 at 11:38 pm
  6. Jay says:

    I am thankful for the number of Bishops who have commited to their presence at the rallies. In Baltimore, we have two! Praise God. I hope that many priests and other religious will also be in attendance. It would be nice to see a numbers count for them!

    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:16 am
  7. Ed Mechmann says:

    Cardinal Dolan will also be sending a message to the rally that is being held in Manhattan.

    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:30 am
  8. Kate says:

    I wish I could be there, but I will be praying during the entire rally, as each time zone begins!

    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:38 am
  9. j says:

    hmm… i dont understand how all these people want religous freedom but then say that its not ok for people to have any other religon and that if they believe somehting else, they will burn in hell… if i am misunderstanding the issue, please tell me,. i am a little confused on this topic, no disrespect to any religous group

    March 23rd, 2012 at 11:20 pm
  10. Cheryl says:

    Amy Kopatich, can you explain to us just how exactly the Reverend is infringing on your reproductive rights?

    March 24th, 2012 at 11:08 am
  11. Cheryl says:

    I notice Bishop Calvo of Reno is listed twice. I personally heard him speak and I think he deserves the two mentions. He was eloquent.

    March 24th, 2012 at 11:10 am
  12. Cheryl says:

    J, the only religion that I know of that claims you need to be their religion or you will burn in hell is Islam. Christian denominations all recognize that believers of other faiths are saved.

    March 24th, 2012 at 11:12 am
  13. Nelson says:

    JESUS Said: Give To Cesar What It Is Of Cesar And To GOD What Is Of GOD. The Government Should Not Interfere With The Christian Belief! The Same Way That It Does Not Interfere With Others That Are Not Christians.

    March 24th, 2012 at 9:30 pm
  14. Miriam says:

    Just a quick correction to your list of Bishop’s who had a statement read at the Rallies. The Bishop of Bismarck, ND is Bishop David Kagan, and not Gerald. Thanks!

    March 24th, 2012 at 10:43 pm
  15. Cody in Tucson says:

    Only 30 bishops attended or had a statement read!!! Embarrassing! At least Bishop Olmsted in Phoenix represented the state of Arizona, good Bishop. As usual the Bishop of Tucson was pretty much missing from action on the subject. No mention of the rally in his Monday Memo blog, no statement mandated by him to be read at the parishes, nothing ever on his web home page about the mandate, small article about heads of Catholic organizations objecting hidden on page 10 of his newspaper, any statements by him in weeks past have been hidden in his memo online. MIA!

    March 24th, 2012 at 11:53 pm
  16. Terese Rachor Beste says:

    Amy-there is no such thing as “Reproductive Rights”. this is a sham invented by those who want to push their contraceptive agenda and lifestyle choices onto the rest of us and call it a ‘right’. I am a woman and you DO NOT speak for me. Get your boot off the neck of my RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ! There is a reason that Religious freedom was placed in the ‘First’ Amendment. Because it is a FIRST right. A right that is between ME and GOD, and should not be infringed upon. No one should presume to get between a person and God.

    March 27th, 2012 at 9:33 am
  17. Terese Rachor Beste says:

    Also, Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing had a statement read at the Flint Rally.

    March 27th, 2012 at 9:36 am
  18. catholic says:


    May 28th, 2012 at 12:04 pm