Bishop Earl A. Boyea

Birthday: 10 April 1951
Education:

Bachelor’s in History – Sacred Heart Seminary
Bachelor’s in Sacred Theology – Pontifical North American College
Licentiate in Sacred Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University
Master’s in American History – Wayne State University
Doctorate in Church History – Catholic University of America

Ordination: 20 May 1978
Episcopate: 13 September 2002
Twitter eboyea@dioceseoflansing.org

Bishop Earl A. Boyea on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

Actively engages in pro-life leadership
  • In November 2010, Boyea said a funeral mass and presided over the burial of 17 aborted babies who were found in a dumpster outside an abortion clinic. (LifeSiteNews)
  • Bishop Boyea led approximately 50 people in prayer outside an abortion clinic in his Diocese as part of the 40 Days for Life 2012 campaign. (LifeSiteNews)
  • In 2009, Bishop Boyea addressed 500 attendees at the “Pro-Life Summit to End Abortion” in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Boyea urged conference go-ers to carry out pro-life activism with love that can “win the heart.” The event was hosted by pro-life activist Dr. Monica M. Miller. (LifeSiteNews)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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  • In 2008, Bishop Boyea joined with the other bishops of Michigan and issued a statement against a ballot proposal that sought to legalize human embryonic stem cell research. The letter said the practice is intrinsically evil and destroys human life at the earliest stage. The letter strongly urged Catholics to vote against the proposal. (Michigan Catholic Conference)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

Promotes reverent liturgy
  • Bishop Boyea was interviewed for the EWTN program “Extraordinary Faith” in May 2018. The show highlights the Traditional Roman Liturgy and priests who celebrate it. The show’s host describes Boyea as “one of North America’s most enthusiastic episcopal celebrants of the Traditional Mass.” Boyea offered the Latin Mass when he previously served as Auxiliary Bishop of Detroit and when he became the bishop of Lansing he became “a regular” at all four Lansing Extraordinary Form locations. (Tridentine Community News)
  • Bishop Boyea celebrated the Traditional Roman Liturgy in the Crypt Church of St. Mary Cathedral in Lansing on May 1st, 2016 and at St. Matthew Church for the Flint Latin Mass Community on May 22nd, 2016. (Tridentine Community News)
  • Approximately 300 Catholics attended a standing room only Latin Mass offered by Bishop Boyea in 2011 at Old St. Patrick’s Parish in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In saying the mass, Boyea had successfully said mass at all four Latin Mass sites in his diocese. (Tridentine Community News)
  • Bishop Boyea praised Summorum Pontificum during the Flint Tridentine Community’s annual Anniversary Dinner on October 2010. Boyea said celebrating the Latin Mass has impacted the way he says the ordinary form of the mass and that the Extraordinary Form of the mass should remind clergy to strive for reverence in all masses they say. (Tridentine Community News)

Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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