Bishop William P. Callahan

Birthday: 17 June 1950
Education:

Novitiate of St. Bonaventure
Bachelor of Arts in Radio and Television Communications – Loyola University, Chicago, IL
Master’s of Divinity – St. Michael’s College, Colchester, VT

Ordination: 30 April 1977
Episcopate: 21 December 2007
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Bishop William P. Callahan on the Issues

Viganò testimony

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Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

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  • Bishop Callahan applauded those attending the 2014 March for Life but stated that there is still “much work ahead” to “protect the sanctity of life at its most vulnerable stages.” He also affirmed that “life begins at conception.” (Diocese of La Crosse)

Homosexuality

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Abortion politics

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Contraception

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  • In a 2014 blog post, Bishop Callahan described Humanae Vitae as “one of the most prophetic and true papal documents ever written” and believes that the encyclical “must be made part of our discussions.” (Diocese of La Crosse)
  • In 2013, Bishop Callahan spoke out against the Affordable Care Act mandate which required all employers to provide health insurance which covered contraception for their employees. Callahan called the mandate a “toxic piece of legislation” and “particularly odious to Catholics and all people of faith.” He also urged Catholics to call their representatives in Congress and ask them to repeal the mandate. (Diocese of La Crosse)

“LGBT” ideology

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Liturgy

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Marriage and Family Life

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Education

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  • Bishop Callahan wrote about the importance of Catholic education in a 2016 blog post. He stated that Catholic education exists, “to promote and teach the Faith and sharing the Mission of Jesus” and commended Catholics schools as “a solution to rampant secularization.” (Diocese of La Crosse)