The signers of a May 13 letter which pressed the U.S. bishops’ conference to suspend its conversation on “Eucharistic coherence” include 47 diocesan bishops, five of whom are cardinals, along with 21 auxiliary bishops.
The letter and signatory list, sent May 13 to bishops’ conference president Archbishop Jose Gomez, urged that “all Conference wide discussion and committee work on the topic of Eucharistic worthiness and other issues raised by the Holy See be postponed until the full body of bishops is able to meet in person.”
“The serious nature of these issues — especially the imperative to forgo substantive unity — makes it impossible to address them productively in the fractured and isolated setting of a distance meeting,” the letter’s signatories wrote.
The text of the letter, obtained by The Pillar, together with the list of signatories, was independently confirmed by sources at the Vatican Secretariat of State and in the chanceries of several U.S. dioceses. It was transmitted to Gomez by email.
The letter addressed a vote scheduled for the USCCB’s upcoming June virtual assembly on the possibility of drafting a teaching document on “Eucharistic coherence.” If the bishops vote that a committee should draft the document, its actual text would be up for a vote of approval at a future meeting of the USCCB, at the earliest in November 2021….
The letter was sent to Gomez on letterhead from the Archdiocese of Washington. Washington’s archbishop, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, is reportedly among the letter’s principal authors, as is Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago. All seven of the Archdiocese of Chicago’s auxiliary bishops are identified as signatories to the letter, as are both of the auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Washington….
List if signers
Cardinal Blase Cupich of Chicago
Cardinal Timothy Dolan* of New York
Cardinal Wilton Gregory of Washington
Cardinal Sean 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 Garcia-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, IN
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 Ownesboro
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 Geroge Thomas of Las Vegas
Bishop Louis Tylka, Coadjutor Bishop of Peoria
Bishop Joseph Tyson of Yakima
Bishop Joe Vasquez 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-Rodriguez, 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 Saportio, Auxiliary of Newark
Bishop Gregory Studerus, Auxiliary of Newark
Bishop Andrew Wypych, Auxiliary of Chicago
The above comes from a June 7 posting by The Pillar.
These are the ones who always call for endless dialogue, except here, where Church law must be upheld. These men are showing their true, mostly rainbow, colors. Not that they aren’t talking endlessly behind the scenes to open up reception to anyone, literally anyone, who asks. Big time hypocrisy going on with this lot.
False witness. Rash judgement. And this is not about upholding Church law. it is about postponing a discussion.
Impolite. Should have admonished in a more charitable manner. Or just let it go.
Cardinal Sarah brings up the problems of arguments caused by people being distracted by things because it is boring to just do what you are supposed to do.
Good, now we have listed in one place the names of all the Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals in the US who are working to destroy the Catholic Church in America.
TLM much do you?
Unnecessary drama. Destroy the Church? By postponing a discussion until it can be done in person rather than on Zoom. I do not agree with that proposal. I think it should be addressed as soon as possible, but it is not going to destroy the Church. And I doubt these elite members of the Church want to destroy Her.
Sorry for being rude. I just get impatient with the sky is falling bunk.
Anonymous– where have you been?? The sky already fell! And yes, Cardinal Wilton Gregory, Cdl. Cupich, Cdl. McElroy, and other clerics, most certainly made it publicly clear– they are NOT interested in Eucharistic Coherence,” and yes, Biden, Becerra, Pelosi, and all the other “bad Catholics” will get their sacrilegious Communions, as they wish!
The souls who take Communion in mortal sin will go to hell. That does not destroy the Church. It glorifies God and His Justice. Prelates and clerics who do not adequately warn their flock of this danger will be held accountable. It does not destroy the Church. The gates of Hell will not prevail against her.
We know that the Church will undergo a trial, a final Passover, like her Head, “where she will follow her Lord in His Death and Resurrection.” CCC 677 footnoted with Rev 19:1-9
The Catholic Church ought to put an end to the USCCB as it currently exists. A total anti-Catholic hypocrisy. Excommunicate all these faithless, Godless clerics, along with Biden, Becerra, Pelosi, etc.
National or regional bishops councils are mandated by Canon Law.
Like usual, no sources given. The signature page is not included. Some of the names are surprising and I wonder if they knew exactly what they were signing, if they signed it. It is not an email although it says it is. It is from the communications director of USCCB on letterhead of the Archdiocese of Washington DC but he is a priest of La Crosse WI.
It is all kind of fishy looking
Obviously, just asking to postpone addressing a subject until a general meeting is held is not an excommunicable offense. .
It is a potentially excommunicable offense for clerics to knowingly and persistently teach, preach, and uphold mortal sin, and encourage it– including, sacrilegious Communions!
Anon. could you cite your source?
Anonymous– Didn’t you learn this long ago in Catholic school, or CCD classes?? Look it up in the Catechism, then! Any Catholic priest or bishop who preaches and promotes false and sinful doctrines may be subject to a Church interrogation, and discipline for heresy– and also, excommunication! Everyone knows that, Anonymous!!
Didn’t you learn anything in Catholic school, or CCD classes?? Anonymous– everyone and his dog knows, that any priest or prelate who preaches and promotes false dogmas, is subject to disciplinary action, and possible excommunication!
WAIT!!! Were they using an altar as a desk??? I suspect this is part of the problem.
If it was one letter, why are they signing three different pieces of paper? Fishy.
Of the 4 cardinals who signed, 75% of them were elevated by Francis. It’s as if Francis, himself, is a signatory.
These bishops expect obedience from the priests of their dioceses, but they themselves refuse obedience to canon law and Church teaching.
No, they are simply saying let’s wait until we can all meet in person. That’s not against Canon Law, James.
Anonymous. Is it against Canon Law, Christ’s teachings and the Cathechism for a Priest, Bishop to give the Euchsrist to a person who professes and continue to profess a mortal sin. Would be scraligious.
Good, we are taking names.
Now we see the Bishops who are wolves dressed in sheeps clothing
Look at today’s NOR. The ordinaries of Cincinnati, Des Moines, and San Angelo have disaffiliated themselves as signatories. We already knew about Dolan. The letterhead used was that of Wilton Gregory. Not much of a surprise, that. But one is left to wonder if he and Cupich has a hissy fit over whose letterhead would be used?
The headline is unfair to these bishops. They are not against “Eucharistic coherence”, whatever that is. They are calling for discussion about a certain matter to be delayed until the bishops can meet in person. Charity and accuracy in reporting.
A more accurate headline would be: “Prudent bishops urge waiting for in-person meetings to discuss possible new document”
Anonymous: “They are calling for discussion about a certain matter to be delayed until the bishops can meet in person.”
Of course. I mean, they’re just good Catholic men trying to do the right thing, like “Nighty night, baby” Cdl. Tobin. Poor guy always gets misunderstood, as when people suspected him of texting a gay lover and, lo’ and behold, it was only his sister!
I believe Eucharistic coherence is that all bishops are teaching the same thing in union with the Vatican on the Eucharist. Last time they had a discussion on this, they came up with the policy that Catholics should obey their own bishop. That was when John Kerry was running for President and Cardinal Burke wanted to get the bishops to agree that they should be denied communion. Pro-choice politicians are not to present themselves for Communion. People aware of having committed a grave sin should not present themselves for Communion. But what if they do? Those in manifest grave sin are, according to Canon Law, supposed to be denied Communion. There are differences in opinion on different aspects of this. It needs to be worked out.
Re-read the headline. It says “Eucharistic coherence work,” so it is correct — the signers want to postpone work on the issue.
Nothing needs to be “worked out,” Peruser777– except, bishops who fail in their responsibilities! That is what actually needs to be “worked out” — for the bishops all to “agree” to faithfully carry out their religious responsibilities!
The Novus Ordo Church is opposed to the Catholic Church in every way.
You don’t understand Catholicism or you are a heretic?
Or just a troll risking his soul…
Thank God someone has exposed these impish Modernist bishops to the light of the Sun. Those who treasure the teaching of the Magisterium must continue the struggle until these men are all thoroughly defeated and defrocked.
So who is on the other side? How about a list of Faithful bishops?
No one should be surprised!
Pray to Mary, the Birthing Person of God, that this disagreement and controversy will be resolved.
What is there to discuss? Canon Law 915 has long been established. The Marxist bishops just want a way to get around it.
So, let’s see, in San Diego the bishops want Eucharistic incoherence and the police chief wants gender incoherence.
Well, at least the Biden administration will help. When people want to shout obscenities at police officers, they’ll no longer be able to call them “mother” somethings. Maybe “birth person reproductive freedom exerciser!”
And, it’s clear why the Biden administration won’t say how much of their proposed budget is going to the Wuhan Virology Institute. It’s not your tax dollars, it’s their money to do what they want with.
Transparency? It’ll be as clear as the bishops’ conference and the Vatican.
“War is peace.
Freedom is slavery.
Ignorance is strength.”
Posers in episcopal garb playing make-believe in a counterfeit-church
I read today, that Catholic pro-life groups are strongly requesting that the USCCB tackle the “Eucharistic Coherence” issue at their upcoming June meeting.
This is the work of the Devil who has over powered these so called Bishops they have lost faith in Jesus Christ and now do Satans work.
1 Corinthians is very clear sinners taking the Body and Blood of Christ unworthy eat and drink there own condemnation
Stop being fake Catholic Bishops and come out as what you truly are Demonic Democrat Party Agents
So the devil has taken over their free will?