Thursday, December 17, 2009

Bishop of the Week: Bishop Jerome Listecki

Bishop Listecki (who is currently the Bishop of La Crosse and will soon be installed as the Archbishop of Milwaukee) is the second week of December's Bishop of the Week. He has spoken out against Young Catholics for Choice who are taking part in a campaign to promote the morning-after pill.

Here's an excerpt from the full article:

“‘Young Catholics for Choice’ is attempting to convey the message that Catholics can disregard Church teaching regarding contraception, abortion and human sexuality in general and remain Catholics in good standing. Nothing could be further from the truth,” said Bishop Listekci of La Crosse, who will be installed as Archbishop of Milwaukee on January 4.

“While people can call themselves whatever they want, it is my duty as a bishop to state clearly and unequivocally that by professing and disseminating views in grave contradiction to Catholic teaching, members of organizations like ‘Young Catholics for Choice’ in fact disown their Catholic heritage, tragically distancing themselves from that communion with the Church to which they are called. We pray that they may reconcile their position which is contrary to the Catholic Faith they claim to profess.”
I still can't understand how some people can reconcile their Catholic faith with the idea that it's acceptable to murder unborn children. And why they then feel the need to found "Catholic" groups to prove that you can be "Catholic" and be pro-Death. Thankfully there are brave, good Bishops, like Bishop Listecki, out there who are willing to speak out and guide the faithful.


  1. It's good Milwaukee will see a shepherding improvement. Thanks for posting this.

  2. What a great Bishop! I'm proud to see he's from my state too! :)

    Sometimes it's discouraging to see these people call themselves Catholic when they're going so far away from the faith. We need to keep our Church leaders in our prayers so they can be like Bishop Listecki and speak out against these groups.


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