Thursday, August 24, 2006

Bishop Gerard Paul Bergie - Diocese of Hamilton (Canada)

A Hamilton bishop wants Catholics to stay away from a Kitchener fundraiser starring former U.S. president Bill Clinton.

Clinton will speak Nov. 8 at a fundraising luncheon for the Catholic Family Counselling Centre.

The appearance was widely seen as a coup for the agency. But Clinton's support for abortion, his marital infidelity and his promotion of condom use for AIDS prevention in Africa have angered some Catholics.

"We felt it wasn't appropriate to have Mr. Clinton as a speaker, based on the fact that they were a Catholic counselling centre," said Most Rev. Gerard Bergie, the auxiliary bishop of the Roman Catholic diocese of Hamilton.

Source: Boycott Clinton: bishop The Hamilton Spectator August 24, 2006.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bishop Thomas Doran - Diocese of Rockford, IL

The United States, with its vast abortion industry, will soon rival the Nazis, who were responsible for about 50 million deaths during the Second World War, said Bishop Thomas Doran of Rockford, last week.

Americans are appalled by the Nazi regime, “and yet in our country we have, for the most part, allowed the party of death and the court system it has produced to eliminate, since 1973, upwards of 40 million of our fellow citizens without allowing them to see the light of day,” the bishop wrote in the diocesan newspaper.

“No doubt, we shall soon outstrip the Nazis in doing human beings to death,” he stated.

In his Aug. 10 column, the bishop said the “seven sacraments” of secular culture—abortion, buggery, contraception, divorce, euthanasia, feminism of the radical type, and genetic experimentation and mutilation—are “a clear and present danger to our survival as a nation.”

Source: Americans to ‘outstrip’ Nazis in taking human life, says bishop Catholic News Agency. August 21, 206.

Meet Bishop Doran [Diocese Website].

Monday, August 14, 2006

Bishop Victor Galeone - Diocese of St. Augustine, FL

Rev. Rouville Fisher, a priest of the Diocese of St. Augustine, has been formally excommunicated by Bishop Victor Galeone. Father Fisher was excommunicated because he has publicly joined the “Rent a Priest” organization and is offering his priestly services outside of, and apart from the Diocese of St. Augustine, and in violation of the directives of the Bishop. The faithful are advised that any knowing support of or participation in the schismatic ministry of Father Fisher is gravely sinful.
Bishop Victor Galeone [memo in the August 6, 2006 bulletin of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Palm Coast, FL]

See also: Bishop excommunicates defiant priest The Associated Press. August 22, 2006.