Bishop John O. Barres

Birthday: 20 September 1960
Education:

Bachelor’s in English Literature – Princeton University
Master’s in Business Administration – New York University Graduate School of Business Administration, New York
Bachelor’s in Systematic Theology – Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Licentiate in Systematic Theology – Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.
Licentiate in Canon Law – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, Italy
Doctorate in Spiritual Theology – Pontifical University of the Holy Cross

Ordination: 21 October 1989
Episcopate: 30 July 2009
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Bishop John O. Barres on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Supports investigating Archbishop Viganò’s claims
  • On August 28, 2018, Bishop Barres released a statement saying he is in “support” of Cardinal DiNardo’s plan to have “decisive answers regarding the issues raised in the recent letter of Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano.” (Diocese of Rockville Centre)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • Bishop Barres encouraged Catholics to attend the 2018 March for Life, saying that is a “duty and privilege” to express our “faithful citizenship” in this way. Barres stated that Catholic social teaching calls all to “act for justice for the unborn.” (Respect Life Diocese of Rockville Centre)
  • While Bishop of Allentown, Bishop Barres dedicated a Memorial to the Unborn at Kutztown University. At the dedication, Barres stated that “the sanctity of human life” is the foundation of “every other human right.” Barres said that it is “critical” to defend the life of the unborn for the “future of our global society.” (Diocese of Allentown)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

Faithful to Church teaching on contraception
  • On July 25, 2018, Bishop Barres released a 16-page pastoral letter defending what he called the “prophetic” teachings of Humanae Vitae. Barres clearly and forcefully defended Church teaching on sex, contraception, family life and children. His letter extensively quotes Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II. (Diocese of Rockville Centre)
  • Bishop Barres tweeted quotations from Humanae Vitae every day for the week of the 50th anniversary of its publication during July 2018. (Twitter)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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