Bishop Michael F. Olson

Birthday: 29 June 1966
Education:

Bachelor’s in Philosophy – Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
Master’s in Philosophy – Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
Master of Divinity in Theological Studies – University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Master of Arts in theological studies – University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX
Doctorate in Moral Theology – Academia Alfonsiana, Rome, Italy

Ordination: 3 June 1994
Episcopate: 29 January 2014
Twitter officeofthebishop@fwdioc.org

Bishop Michael F. Olson 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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  • Bishop Olson was the first U.S. Bishop to publicly condemn the Cardinal McCarrick sex abuse scandal in July 2018. Olson called on the church to “strongly” consider whether McCarrick should be laicized. He also demanded that those who covered up the abuses be held accountable. Bishop Olson vigorously rebuked McCarrick’s actions, calling them ‘scandalous’ and causing ‘grave damage’ to the lives and health of his young male victims. (Diocese of Fort Worth)

Abortion politics

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Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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  • In May 2018, Bishop Olson granted ecclesial approval to the Troops of St. George, an all-male apostolate whose aim is to form young men and fathers in manliness and holiness. (National Catholic Register)

Education

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