Bishop Thomas A. Daly

Birthday: 30 April 1960
Education:

Bachelor of Arts – University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Master’s of Divinity – St. Patrick Seminary, Menlo Park, CA
Master’s in Education – Boston College, Boston, MA

Ordination: 9 May 1987
Episcopate: 25 May 2011
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Bishop Thomas A. Daly on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Supports investigating Archbishop Viganò’s claims
  • In response to the Pennsylvania report’s disturbing allegations of sexual abuse, Bishop Daly released a forceful video strongly rebuking sex abuse and those who covered it up. Daly blamed “immoral actions,” not “clericalism” for the crisis. He said there is a “diabolical nature” to the abuse and “we have to uncover hidden sins.” Daly said he supports Cardinal DiNardo’s call to investigate Archbishop Vigano’s allegations. (LifeSiteNews)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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Homosexuality

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  • At a gathering of US bishops in Baltimore in 2018, Bishop Daly was outspoken against many bishops’ toleration of homosexual activity in the clergy. Daly called for a thorough look into seminaries and novitiates in order to clean up homosexual activity in the Church. Daly also rejected Cardinal Cupich’s claim that clerical sexual abuse crisis was caused by “clericalism.” Instead, Daly said, “There is truly a diabolical nature to this crisis. It is not clericalism. It is a crisis, an immoral crisis. Prayers and fasting are needed as a foundation on which real reform can be built.” (Church Militant)

Abortion politics

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  • In a 2019 letter to his diocese, Bishop Daly upheld Canon 915 and admonished pro-abortion Catholic politicians saying, “Politicians who reside in the Catholic Diocese of Spokane, and who obstinately persevere in their public support for abortion, should not receive Communion without first being reconciled to Christ and the Church.” (Diocese of Spokane)

Contraception

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“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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  • Bishop Daly will serve as a faculty member and give a speech at the 7th annual Sacred Liturgy Conference in Spokane, Washington in May of 2019. (New Liturgical Movement)

Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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