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Bishops Instruct Faithful Citizens on Voting

Below is a list of bishops who have issued their own statements instructing the faithful on voting in the 2008 Presidential Election. Hat Tip Inside Catholic

In case any of the links below become invalid over time, here is a link to the USCCB webpage, which lists bishops by name with links to their respective
diocese's website.

[You can also read numerous statements from Bishops, Archbishops and Cardinals correcting Pelosi and Biden on Church teachings on abortion here.]

  • Justin Cardinal Rigali, Archbishop of Philadelphia
  • Sean Cardinal O'Malley, Archbishop of Boston
  • Archbishop Raymond Burke
  • Bishop Farrell of Dallas
  • Bishop Vann of Fort Worth
  • Bishop Vasa of Baker,OR
  • Bishop Samuel Aquila of Fargo
  • Bishop Peter J. Jugis of Charlotte
  • Bishop Michael F. Burbidge of Raleigh
  • Bishop Robert Finn of Kansas City-St. Joseph, MO
  • Bishop Rene H. Gracida, retired, of Corpus Christi
  • Daniel Cardinal DiNardo of Houston
  • Bishop Paul S. Loverde of Arlington
  • Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond
  • Bishop Robert McManus of Worcester
  • Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Patterson
  • Bishop Robert Herrmann of St. Louis
  • Bishop Thomas J. Olmsted of Phoenix
  • Bishop Thomas D. Doran of Rockford
  • Bishop Joseph A. Galante of Camden
  • Bishop Robert J. Baker of Birmingham
  • Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing
  • Bishop Leonard R. Blair of Toledo
  • Bishop John Yanta, retired, of Amarillo
  • Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau
  • Archbishop John Vlazny of Portland
  • Bishop Blase J. Cupich of Rapid City
  • Bishop Lawrence Brandt of Greensburg
  • Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr of Cincinatti
  • Bishop Larry Silva of Honolulu
  • Bishop Paul Swain of Sioux Falls
  • Bishop Michael J. Sheehan of Santa Fe
  • Bishop Eusebius Beltran of Oklahoma City
  • Archbishop Daniel Buechlein of Indianapolis
  • Bishop Alexander Sample of Marquette
  • Bishop Timothy McDonnell of Springfield, MA
  • Archbishop Timothy Dolan of Milwaukee
  • Bishop David Ricken of Green Bay
  • Bishop William Higi of Lafayette
  • Archbishop Alfred Hughes of New Orleans
  • Bishop Thomas Tobin of Providence
  • Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta
  • Bishop George W. Coleman of Fall River, MA
  • Bishop Peter Christensen of Superior, WI
  • Archbishop Elden F. Curtiss of Omaha
  • Bishop Gerald Dino of the Eparchy of Van Nuys
  • Archbishop Charles Chaput of Denver
  • Bishop Patrick Zurek of Amarillo
  • Bishop Ronald Gainer Bishop of Lexington
  • Bishop Robert J. Carlson of Saginaw
  • Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing, MI
  • Bishop W. Francis Malooly of Wilmington, Delaware
  • Bishop Joseph Kurtz of Louisville
  • Bishop David R. Choby of Nashville

    The following bishops are also included in joint statements that follow these individual statements:

  • Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop of New York
  • Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio of Brooklyn, NY
  • Bishop Joseph F. Martino of Scranton, PA
  • Bishop Ronald Gilmore of Dodge City, KS
  • Bishop Paul Coakley of Salina, KS
  • Bishop Michael Jackels of Wichita, KS
  • Bishop Gerald M. Barbarito of Palm Beach, FL
  • Archbishop Joseph Naumann of Kansas City, KS
  • Bishop William Murphy of Rockville Center, NY
  • Bishop J. Peter Sartain of Joliet, IL

  • Joint Statements:

    • New York Joint Statement (22 bishops)
    • Pennsylvania Join Statement (16 bishops)
    • Kansas Joint Statement (4 bishops)
    • Illinois Joint Statement (14 bishops)
    • Florida Joint Statement (9 bishops)

      List of bishops included in the above joint statements:

      New York

      Diocese of Albany
      Most Reverend Howard J. Hubbard
      Eparchy of Our Lady of Nareg in New York for Armenian Catholics
      Most Reverend Manuel Batakian
      Diocese of Brooklyn
      Most Reverend Nicholas DiMarzio
      Most Reverend Frank J. Caggiano
      Most Reverend Ignatius A. Catanello
      Most Reverend Octavio Cisneros
      Most Reverend Guy Sansaricq
      Diocese of Buffalo
      Most Reverend Edward U. Kmiec
      Most Reverend Edward M. Grosz
      Archdiocese of New York
      His Eminence Edward Cardinal Egan
      Most Reverend Josu Iriondo
      Most Reverend Dominick J. Lagonegro
      Most Reverend Dennis J. Sullivan
      Most Reverend Gerald T. Walsh
      Diocese of Ogdensburg
      Most Reverend Robert J. Cunningham
      Diocese of Rochester
      Most Reverend Matthew H. Clark
      Diocese of Rockville Centre
      Most Reverend William F. Murphy Statement
      Most Reverend John C. Dunne, DD
      Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci
      Most Reverend Paul H. Walsh
      Eparchy of St. Marion of Brooklyn for Maronites
      Most Reverend Gregory J. Mansour
      Diocese of Syracuse
      Most Reverend James M. Moynihan


      Diocese of Allentown
      Most Reverend Edward P. Cullen
      Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown
      Most Reverend Joseph V. Adamec
      Diocese of Erie
      Most Reverend Donald W. Trautman
      Diocese of Greensburg

      Most Reverend Lawrence E. Brandt
      Diocese of Harrisburg
      Most Reverend Kevin C. Rhoades Rhoades
      Archdiocese of Philadelphia
      His Eminence Justin Cardinal Rigali
      Most Reverend Joseph R. Cistone
      Most Reverend Robert P. Maginnis
      Most Reverend Joseph P. McFadden
      Most Reverend Daniel E. Thomas
      Archeparchy of Philadelphia for Ukrainians
      Most Reverend Stephen Soroka
      Most Reverend John Bura
      Diocese of Pittsburgh
      Most Reverend David A. Zubik
      Most Reverend Paul J. Bradley
      Archeparchy of Pittsburgh for Byzantines
      Most Reverend Basil Schott, OFM
      Diocese of Scranton
      Most Reverend Joseph F. Martino Martino
      Most Reverend John M. Dougherty


      Diocese of Dodge City
      Most Reverend Ronald M. Gilmore Gilmore
      Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas
      Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann Naumann
      Diocese of Salina
      Most Reverend Paul S. Coakley
      Diocese of Wichita
      Most Reverend Michael O. Jackels Jackels


      Archdiocese of Miami
      Most Reverend John C. Favalora
      Most Reverend Felipe de Jesus Estevez
      Most Reverend John G. Noonan
      Diocese of Orlando
      Most Reverend Thomas G. Wenski
      Diocese of Palm Beach
      Most Reverend Gerald M. Barbarito Barbarito
      Diocese of Pensacola-Tallahassee
      Most Reverend John H. Ricard, SSJ
      Diocese of St. Augustine
      Most Reverend Victor B. Galeone
      Diocese of St. Petersburg
      Most Reverend Robert N. Lynch
      Diocese of Venice
      Most Reverend Frank J. Dewane


      Diocese of Belleville
      Most Reverend Edward K. Braxton
      Archdiocese of Chicago
      His Eminence Francis Cardinal George, OMI
      Most Reverend Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS
      Most Reverend George J. Rassas
      Most Reverend Francis J. Kane
      Most Reverend John R. Manz
      Most Reverend Thomas J. Paprocki
      Most Reverend Joseph N. Perry
      Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Chicago for Syro-Malabars
      Most Reverend Jacob Angadiath
      Diocese of Joliet
      Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain Sartain
      Diocese of Peoria
      Most Reverend Daniel R. Jenky, C.S.C.
      Diocese of Rockford
      Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran
      Eparchy of St. Nicholas of Chicago for Ukrainians
      Most Reverend Bishop Richard Seminack
      Diocese of Springfield in Illinois
      Most Reverend George J. Lucas