Archbishop Charles C. Thompson

Birthday: 11 April 1961
Education:

Bachelor’s in Accounting – Bellarmine College, Louisville, KY
Master’s of Divinity – St. Meinrad School of Theology, Rockport, IN
Licentiate in Canon Law – St. Paul University, Ottawa, Canada

Ordination: 30 May 1987
Episcopate: 29 June 2011
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Archbishop Charles C. Thompson on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Supports investigating Archbishop Viganò’s claims
  • Archbishop Thompson called for renewed “accountability and transparency” in the Church following the allegations made by Archbishop Vigano against ex-Cardinal McCarrick. Thompson stated that there must be an investigation in which lay people are “intricately involved” so that bishops will be held accountable. (Archdiocese of Indianapolis)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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Education

Upholds Church teaching on education
  • Cathedral High School, a Catholic school in Archbishop Thompson’s Archdiocese of Indianapolis, decided to “separate” from one of its teachers in a public same-sex “marriage.” The school stated that it came to this decision after Archbishop Thompson stripped a Jesuit high school of its Catholic status after it refused to let go of a teacher in a same-sex “marriage.” In a letter to the community, Cathedral administrators said that this was an “agonizing” but “necessary” decision. (Indy Star)
  • After a Jesuit-run school in Archbishop Thompson’s archdiocese refused to let go of a teacher in a same-sex “marriage,” he stripped the school of its Catholic status. Thompson had directed the school to not renew the teacher’s contract. In a statement, he insisted that all Catholic school employees in the Archdiocese must “convey and be supportive of all teachings of the Catholic Church” in order to communicate “the fullness of Catholic teaching to students.” (LifeSiteNews)
  • In August 2018, Archbishop Thompson wrote an open letter defending a Catholic high school’s decision to suspend a guidance counselor after it was discovered she was “married” to another woman. Thompson said “The issue concerning Ms. Fitzgerald’s employment is not about sexual orientation, but about the Church’s teaching that marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman.” (Daily Caller)
  • On March 4, 2018, Archbishop Thompson baptized, confirmed, and gave first Holy Communion to two inmates of Indiana Women’s Prison in Indianapolis. After the Mass, Thompson spent “considerable time” with the inmates, answering questions, and consoling and blessing the women. (Catholic News Service)