Signatories List Made Public

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by David Nussman  •  •  June 8, 2021   

68 prelates opposed discussing Communion for pro-aborts

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DETROIT ( - Catholics in America are getting new clarity about which bishops tried to halt discussion on pro-abortion leaders receiving Holy Communion.

The list that came to light this morning names all 68 prelates who signed a May 13 letter that argued against having discourse on denying Communion to pro-abortion politicians like Joe Biden. Specifically, the signatories did not want the issue featured in the U.S. bishops' conference's upcoming summer meeting, which will be held online.

The list of 68 signatories features many prominent names, including five cardinals and six archbishops.

New York's Cdl. Timothy Dolan appears on the list. He initially was a signatory, but later asked that his name be removed.

The full list includes:

  • Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago
  • Cardinal Timothy Dolan of New York
  • Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington
  • Cardinal Seán O'Malley, OFM Cap., of Boston
  • Cardinal Joseph Tobin, CSsR, of Newark
  • Archbishop Andrew Bellisario, CM, of Anchorage-Juneau
  • Archbishop Paul Etienne of Seattle
  • Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS of San Antonio
  • Archbishop Mitchell Rozanski of St. Louis
  • Archbishop Dennis Schnurr of Cincinnati
  • Archbishop John Wester of Santa Fe
  • Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton
  • Bishop Mark Bartchak of Altoona-Johnstown
  • Bishop Steven Biegler of Cheyenne
  • Bishop John Michael Botean of St. George in Canton for the Romanians
  • Bishop Frank Caggiano of Bridgeport
  • Bishop Randolph Calvo of Reno
  • Bishop Brendan Cahill of Victoria
  • Bishop Robert Coerver of Lubbock
  • Bishop Christopher Coyne of Burlington
  • Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn
  • Bishop Timothy Doherty of Lafayette, Indiana
  • Bishop Ronald Hicks of Joliet
  • Bishop William Joensen of Des Moines
  • Bishop Donald Kettler of St. Cloud
  • Bishop Joseph Kopacz of Jackson
  • Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego
  • Bishop Michael McGovern of Belleville
  • Bishop Shawn McKnight of Jefferson City
  • Bishop William Medley of Owensboro
  • Bishop Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi
  • Bishop David O'Connell, CM of Trenton
  • Bishop Richard Pates, Apostolic Administrator of Crookston
  • Bishop Lawrence Persico of Erie
  • Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso
  • Bishop Michael Sis of San Angelo
  • Bishop John Stowe, OFM Conv., of Lexington
  • Bishop Anthony Taylor of Little Rock
  • Bishop David Toups of Beaumont
  • Bishop George Thomas of Las Vegas
  • Bishop Louis Tylka, Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria
  • Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima
  • Bishop Joe Vásquez of Austin
  • Bishop Michael Warfel of Great Falls-Billings
  • Bishop Edward Weisenburger of Tucson
  • Bishop Thomas Zinkula of Davenport 
  • Bishop Patrick Zurek of Amarillo
  • Bishop Mark Bartosic, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop Ramon Bejarano, Auxiliary of San Diego
  • Bishop Kevin Birmingham, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop Michael Boulette, Auxiliary of San Antonio
  • Bishop Roy Campbell Jr., Auxiliary of Washington
  • Bishop Robert Casey, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop Manuel Cruz, Auxiliary of Newark
  • Bishop John Dolan, Auxiliary of San Diego
  • Bishop Mario Dorsonville-Rodríguez, Auxiliary of Washington
  • Bishop Eusebio Elizondo, MSpS, Auxiliary of Seattle
  • Bishop Jeffrey Grob, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop Gary Janak, Auxiliary of San Antonio
  • Bishop J. Gregory Kelly, Auxiliary of Dallas
  • Bishop Elias Lorenzo, OSB, Auxiliary of Newark
  • Bishop Robert Lombardo, CFR, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop John Manz, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop Joseph Perry, Auxiliary of Chicago
  • Bishop Mark Rivituso, Auxiliary of St. Louis
  • Bishop Michael Saporito, Auxiliary of Newark
  • Bishop Gregory Studerus, Auxiliary of Newark
  • Bishop Andrew Wypych, Auxiliary of Chicago
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