Bishop Peter A. Libasci

Birthday: 9 November 1951
Education:

Bachelor’s in Philosophy – St. John’s University, Jamaica, NY
Master of Divinity – St. Meinrad Seminary, Rockport, IN

Ordination: 1 April 1978
Episcopate: 1 June 2007
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Bishop Peter A. Libasci on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • On December 6, 2017, Bishop Libasci wrote a letter urging Catholics in his diocese to call state lawmakers to support a pro-life law that required the release of abortion statistics. (Diocese of Manchester)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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  • In 2017, Bishop Libasci released an extensive voter guide for Catholics in his diocese. The guide stated that “some issues are more important than others and should bear more weight when we vote. These issues include abortion, euthanasia, human cloning, destructive research on embryos, genocide, torture, and the targeting of noncombatants in acts of terror or war.” (St. Mark the Evangelist Parish)

Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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  • In June 2017, Bishop Libasci restored the order of the sacraments to baptism, confirmation and then first Communion. A spokesperson for Bishop Libasci said “He really wanted to emphasize that our relationship with God is something that develops from the time that we are in the womb until we reach the tomb and are united with God through the resurrection.” (Crux)

Marriage and Family Life

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  • On December 6, 2017, Bishop Libasci wrote a letter urging Catholics in his diocese to call on lawmakers to oppose a bill legalizing the recreational use of marijuana. “ (Diocese of Manchester)
  • On December 6, 2017, Bishop Libasci wrote a letter urging Catholics in his diocese to call on lawmakers to oppose a measure in New Hampshire that would decriminalize “consensual” sex acts as a form of profession. (Diocese of Manchester)

Education

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  • Bishop Libasci consecrated the New Hampshire Catholic school system to Mary on May 16, 2017. More than 6,000 K-12 students from 27 schools gathered at a minor league baseball stadium to attend the consecration. (Diocese of Manchester)