Bishop David J. Malloy

Birthday: 3 February 1956
Education:

Bachelor’s in Biology – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Doctor of Sacred Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Licentiate of Canon Law – Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, Italy

Ordination: 1 July 1983
Episcopate: 14 May 2012
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Bishop David J. Malloy on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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  • Bishop Malloy praised Amoris Laetitia in his 2016 review of the exhortation. He applauded Pope Francis for keeping with a “major theme” of his pontificate and calling for “accompaniment of those who are struggling with problems of marriage and family in a world that often does not support marriage or is even hostile to it.” Malloy then quoted a passage of the exhortation that calls for a more “pastoral approach” towards those who have been divorced and civilly remarried. (The Observer)

Pro-life leadership

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  • On the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Bishop Malloy reflected on the abortion debate in the U.S. He wrote that the question of abortion is “far from settled” because abortion will always be a “tragedy” which involves the “taking of innocent human life.” (The Observer)
  • On January 20, 2015, Bishop Malloy offered a Mass at St. John Neumann Church in St. Charles, Illinois for the pro-life movement and for all those travelling to the annual March for Life. (The Observer)

Homosexuality

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  • Bishop Malloy spoke out against the legalization of same-sex “marriage” in Illinois in 2013. Malloy stated that marriage is a “reality that flows from our nature as man and woman able to come together and give life to a child.” Malloy discussed the fact that same-sex marriage is “not only a danger to the family,” but it also “opposes the natural right of a child to have a mother and a father.” Malloy urged all Catholics in Illinois to contact their representatives and ask them to oppose legislation that would legalize same-sex “marriage.” (The Observer)

Abortion politics

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  • In an article concerning voting during the 2012 elections, Bishop Malloy reminded Catholics that “there are policies and actions for which there is no rationale that would enable us to claim a right to support them or vote for them on any basis of a rightly formed conscience.” Malloy stated that such policies include “the taking of innocent human life” through abortion and euthanasia. (The Observer)

Contraception

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  • Bishop Malloy spoke out against the Department of Health and Human Services mandate which required employers who offer health insurance to cover contraceptive methods in health plans. Malloy affirmed that contraception is a “contradiction to Church teaching” and that this government mandate would force Catholics to violate their consciences. He wrote that Catholics must “fervently render unto God what belongs to Him” which includes “our hearts, our faith and our consciences.” (The Observer)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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  • In a letter issued January 11, 2017, Bishop Malloy cracked down on ad orientem masses and the Traditional Latin Mass, allowing them to take place only when he gives permission. (Church Militant)
  • In a 2017 letter to the priests in his diocese, Bishop Malloy stated that no priest may celebrate Mass ad orientem or in the Extraordinary Form without his permission. Malloy cited a need for “unity in the shared celebration of the sacraments, especially the Eucharist” and the need to “limit confusion.” (Pray Tell)

Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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