Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski

Birthday: 6 August 1958
Education:

Theological College – Catholic University of America

Ordination: 24 November 1984
Episcopate: 24 August 2004
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Bishop Mitchell T. Rozanski on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Does not support Archbishop Viganò
  • In 2018, Bishop Rozanski said he was “shocked” and “saddened” by Vigano’s call for the resignation of Pope Francis. While he believes that the issues brought forward by Vigano are “serious enough to warrant further review,” Rozanski wonders about the “true motivations” of Vigano and the “reliability of the entire letter.” (MassLive)

Amoris Laetitia

Unclear on Communion for divorced and remarried Catholics
  • In November 2016, Bishop Rozanski told a local media outlet he wants priest to take a case by case basis for communion for divorced and remarried Catholics. He said there are many “different situations” of families in the Church and Pope Francis said to “close no one off.” I “believe in that,” he said. “In all of the situations, particularly in those difficult, difficult pastoral situations of the divorced and remarried (without an annulment), we cannot close them off.” (MassLive)
  • Speaking with media in April 2016, Bishop Rozanski said Amoris Laetitia shows Pope Francis’ “pastoral heart.” Jesus “never cut anybody off no matter what sin they had,” he said. Francis allows pastors to consider the “rights of individual conscience” regarding communion for divorced and remarried Catholics, Rozanski added, not being specific. (MassLive)

Pro-life leadership

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  • Bishop Rozanski attended the 2018 annual Pro-Life of Pioneer Valley, Inc breakfast. Rozanski thanked those in attendance for their pro-life witness and affirmed that “ life that is so precious and such a gift from God.” (iObserve.org)

Homosexuality

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  • In a 2016 pastoral letter on evangelization, Bishop Rozanksi apologized to those who have ever felt unwelcome by the Church. He wrote that the reasons for feeling unwelcomed often have to do with “a sense of gender inequality as well as sexual orientation.” Rozanksi called this “unacceptable” and asked for forgiveness from those who have felt marginalized. (Crux)

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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Education

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