Bishop James S. Wall

Birthday: 11 October 1964
Education:

Bachelor’s of History – Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ
Masters of Divinity – St. John Seminary, Boston, MA

Ordination: 6 June 1998
Episcopate: 23 April 2009
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Bishop James S. Wall on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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  • Bishop Wall expressed his support for the USCCB’s call for an investigation into the accusations made against ex-Cardinal McCarrick. Wall also boldly condemned the bishops who sheltered abusers calling their actions “not merely shameful, but evil.” (Voice of the Southwest)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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  • In 2017, Bishop Wall signed a letter along with several New Mexico bishops condemning Catholic politicians in New Mexico who support abortion and physician-assisted suicide. The letter said these politicians “do not represent” the Catholic Church’s teaching and that their actions “publicly separates a person from communion with the Catholic faith.” (Catholic Herald)

Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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  • In 2019, Bishop Wall issued a letter to his diocese mandating one of the Sunday Masses at the Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Gallup be celebrated ad orientem. Wall said he would like to “encourage” parishes throughout the diocese to begin celebrating Mass ad orientem, which is “one of the most ancient and most consistent practices in the life of the Church.” Wall wrote that the “Mass is not first and foremost about us, but rather about God and His glory—about worshiping Him as He desires and not as we think best.” (Diocese of Gallup)

Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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