Bishop David J. Walkowiak

Birthday: 18 June 1953
Education:

Bachelor’s in Government and International Studies – University of Notre Dame, Indiana
Master of Divinity – Saint Mary Seminary, Cleveland, Ohio
Graduate Studies in Canon Law – The Catholic University of America

Ordination: 19 June 1979
Episcopate: 18 June 2013

Bishop David J. Walkowiak on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Supports investigating Archbishop Viganò’s claims
  • On September 10th, Bishop Walkowiak issued a statement expressing support for a “thorough” investigation of Archbishop Vigano’s revelations. Walkowiak said he was “ashamed and angry” with everything that has been “revealed” during the last few months. He also said “Only a thorough investigation will determine whether the claims made by the Archbishop are true. If they are true, action needs to be taken promptly to fix these failures.” (Diocese of Grand Rapids)

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

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  • In February 2018, Bishop Walkowiak released a statement supporting the decision of a Catholic high school in his diocese that fired its lesbian softball coach for “marrying” her “partner.” In his letter, Walkowiak said he was “grateful” to the school’s leadership team for “working with staff to ensure that the Catholic faith is presented in a way fully in accord with the teachings of the Catholic Church.” (Diocese of Grand Rapids)