Bishop Frank J. Dewane

Birthday: 9 March 1950
Education:

Bachelor’s in Social Sciences – University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
Master’s in International Administration – The American University, Washington, D.C.
Philosophy – Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN
Theology – Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy
Licentiate in Canon Law – Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas, Rome, Italy

Ordination: 16 July 1988
Episcopate: 25 July 2006
Twitter dewane@dioceseofvenice.org

Bishop Frank J. Dewane 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 the Fall of 2015, Bishop Dewane sent to all priests in his diocese tips on how to deliver an effective pro-life sermon. The tips were part of a document created by internationally known pro-life speaker and activist Stephanie Gray. (LifeSiteNews)
  • In January 2012, Bishop Dewane said a Mass for Life and then led a prayerful protest outside a Planned Parenthood facility to pray for the end of abortion. (National Catholic Register)
  • Bishop Dewane led 60 Catholics in a march to a local Planned Parenthood center in 2010 to protest its one-year anniversary. Before the march, he said mass. When marchers arrived at the facility, Bishop Dewane prayed the rosary. (LifeSiteNews)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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  • Bishop Dewane added his name to a statement released by the pro-life, pro-family Colson Center for Christian Worldview in 2016. The statement opposed civil protections for “gender identity” and affirmed that people “are created male and female” and that “the family is the wellspring of human flourishing.” (LifeSiteNews)

Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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  • Bishop Dewane wrote a strongly worded defense of marriage op-ed for the Naples Daily News in 2008 urging voters to support a state-wide Amendment that would uphold marriage as one man and one woman. (Naples Daily News)

Education

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  • During an interview with the Cardinal Newman Society in 2015, Bishop Dewane said “I don’t think you can have professors” at Catholic colleges who “contradict the Church’s teachings” in their public lives or in their teaching. (The Cardinal Newman Society)