Bishop Felipe J. Estévez

Birthday: 5 February 1946
Education:

Licentiate in Theology – Montreal University, Montreal, Canada
Master’s in Art – Barry University, Miami Shores, FL
Doctorate in Sacred Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Theological Education Management – The Warren H. Deem Institute, Columbia University, New York City, NY

Seminar for Spiritual Directors – University of Creighton, Omaha, NE
Institute for the Study of Human Sexuality, Chicago, IL
Psycho-Sexual Integration Workshop – St. Luke Institute, Silver Spring, MD

Ordination: 30 May 1970
Episcopate: 7 January 2004
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Bishop Felipe J. Estévez on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • Bishop Estevez serves on the board of directors at Human Life Action, an organization founded in 1974 that advocates for pro-life laws at the federal level, supports pro-life Catholic groups, and strives to end Roe v. Wade. (Human Life Action)
  • Bishop Estevez called on young adults attending the 2018 March for Life to be proactive in communicating the pro-life message and to help protect the unborn until natural death. The video was produced by Human Life Action. (Human Life Action)
  • Bishop Estevez created a video for Human Life Action in 2017 calling on young people who attended the 2017 March for Life to get involved in politics on behalf of the unborn and for laws that protect conscience rights. (Human Life Action)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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  • In a 2012 voting guide, Bishop Estevez reminded Catholics that “some issues are simply never morally acceptable.” Estevez urged his diocese to vote pro-life saying, “the taking of an innocent life, whether inside a womb or not…is always and everywhere intrinsically evil.” (LifeSiteNews)

Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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  • In a 2012 voting guide, Bishop Estevez urged Catholics to “take your Catholic beliefs, values, and consciences into the voting booth.” Estevez reminded Catholics that they have “an obligation to defend the institution of marriage” because “marriage is a cornerstone of stable society.” (LifeSiteNews)
  • Bishop Estevez wrote in a 2012 letter to his diocese discussing the intrinsic evil of embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. He stated that they are “direct attacks against the dignity and uniqueness of human life made in the image of God.” (LifeSiteNews)

Education

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