Bishop John T. Folda

Birthday: 8 August 1961
Education:

Bachelor’s in Architecture – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Electrical Engineering – University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE
Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Master of Divinity – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Master of Arts in Theology – St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Wynnewood, PA
Licentiate in Sacred Theology – Pontifical University of St. Thomas, Rome, Italy

Ordination: 27 May 1989
Episcopate: 19 June 2013
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Bishop John T. Folda 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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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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  • In a 2017 column, Bishop Folda dismissed the secular “gender ideology” and the idea that gender is a “fluid concept.” Folda affirmed that God created us male and female and to deny this “inherent part of our being” is to “deny the intention of God, who formed us out of love and with divine purpose.” While society may tell us that “gender is arbitrary and switching genders will solve all our problems,” Folda explained that only God can give us “lasting joy and peace.” (Diocese of Fargo)

Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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  • In December 2014, Bishop Folda initiated the Diocese of Fargo’s “Year of Marriage and Family.” This year was designed to “prompt a deeper consideration of God’s plan” for all people and help the faithful to develop a better understanding of “the Gospel teachings on marriage and family.” In addition, this year was commenced to promote the truth about marriage, which has come “under fire” in our society. (Diocese of Fargo)

Education

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