Auxiliary Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens

Birthday: 3 August 1968
Education:

Bachelor of Arts in English and Philosophy – Benedictine College, Atchison, KS
Master of Arts in Theology, Thesis: “The Foundations of Post-Vatican II Communio Ecclesiology in the Eucharistic Ecclesiology of Henri de Lubac” – Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Saint Paul, MN
Master of Divinity – Saint Paul Seminary School of Divinity, Saint Paul, MN
Licentiate of Sacred Theology – Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy
Doctor of Sacred Theology – Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy

Ordination: 31 May 1997
Episcopate: 11 October 2013
(651) 962-5772 ahcozzens@stthomas.edu

Bishop Andrew H. Cozzens on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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  • In light of the clergy sex abuse crisis, Bishop Cozzens called for his fellow bishops to take responsibility. He stated at a November 2018 USCCB meeting that he dreamed of a day when he brother bishops would be strong enough to say to another bishop, “We think you should resign.” (LifeSiteNews)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • Bishop Cozzens lead a solemn Good Friday prayer vigil in 2018 outside Minnesota’s highest volume abortuary. (Pro-Life Action Ministries)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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  • In commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Humanae Vitae, Bishop Cozzens strongly defended Church teaching on contraception during a mass at St. Stephen Catholic Church in Minneapolis. (Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

Promotes reverent liturgy
  • On Sunday, January 6, 2018, the Feast of the Epiphany, Bishop Cozzens celebrated a Solemn Pontifical Mass at a church in Minneapolis operated by the Priestly Society of St. Peter, a pro-Latin Mass group of priests. More than 250 Catholics, including several seminarians, attended. (FSSP)
  • Bishop Cozzens participated in the choir during a Traditional Latin Mass celebrated by Cardinal Burke. The Mass tooks place on Gaudete Sunday in 2017 at an Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter apostolate in Minneapolis. (Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)
  • Bishop Cozzens conferred the Diaconate on twelve subdeacons attending the Fraternal Society of St. Peter’s seminary in Denton, Nebraska on March 12, 2016. (FSSP)
  • Bishop Cozzens conferred the Sacrament of Confirmation in the Extraordinary Form to over 60 children on October 11, 2014. This Mass, which took place at the Cathedral of St. Paul in Minneapolis, was the first Traditional Solemn High Mass the Cathedral had celebrated in several decades. (The Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter)

Marriage and Family Life

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  • In 2016, Bishop Cozzens was the keynote speaker for the Catholic Watchmen Conference. Catholic Watchmen is an organization in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis which helps men “learn how to lead themselves and their families to the ultimate victory—salvation.” Cozzens challenged the men to step up in their families and be “who God created you to be.” (The Catholic Spirit)

Education

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