Bishop John D. Deshotel

Birthday: 6 January 1952
Education:

Bachelor’s in Philosophy – Holy Trinity Seminary, TX
Master of Divinity – University of Dallas, TX

Ordination: 13 May 1978
Episcopate: 27 April 2010
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Bishop John D. Deshotel on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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Homosexuality

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  • When commenting on the Church’s teaching on homosexuality in 2013, Bishop Deshotel stated that while those with same-sex attraction need to be “treated with kindness and with respect,” it is necessary that they be encouraged “to live a chaste life according to God’s design.” (Reporting Texas)

Abortion politics

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Contraception

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  • Bishop Deshotel, along with other North Texas bishops, issued a statement condemning the Affordable Care Act mandate which required employers to provide health insurance that covers contraception. Deshotel called the mandate “outrageous” and asked Catholics to join him “by speaking out for the protection of conscience rights and religious liberty.” (Priests for Life)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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  • In a 2018 interview with Legatus, Bishop Deshotel discussed the importance of the family. He stated that as a Bishop, it is his role to protect the family since “The faith is transmitted for the first time through family life.” (Legatus)

Education

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