Bishop Barry C. Knestout

Birthday: 1 June 1962
Education:

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture – University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Master’s in Divinity – Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD
Master of Arts in Moral Theology – Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD

Ordination: 24 June 1989
Episcopate: 29 December 2008
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Bishop Barry C. Knestout on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • On January 19, 2018, Bishop Knestout participated in the 45th annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. In a column reflecting upon the his experience at the March, Knestout applauded all those in attendance who were “willing to stand and walk silently for the unborn and other innocent people whose lives are threatened.” (The Catholic Virginian)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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  • Bishop Knestout released a reflection on Pope Paul VI’s encyclical, Humanae Vitae, to commemorate the 50th anniversary of its publication. Knestout wrote that this encyclical’s assertion on the dignity of human life and contraception “remains as timely today as it was when first issued.” Knestout referred to artificial contraception as “the deliberate obstruction of the capacity to transmit life inherent by God’s design.” He also noted that contraception “is at the root of issues regarding human sexuality manifest in today’s culture.” (The Catholic Virginian)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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