Oct 28, 2007

Write your bishop today -- here are the addresses

California Right to Life Advocates (click on this post's title) asks that we each write our local bishop now, before the U.S. bishops' annual meeting Nov. 12-14.

Please encourage your bishop to strongly oppose the use of Plan B, the so-called morning after pill, in Catholic hospitals. CRLA says:

"Father Peter Damian Fehlner, theologian, and North American Superior for the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate in the United States, has issued the most adamant statement opposing Plan B. He is quoted as saying: 'even if the pill in Plan B is only "dubiously" abortive, we simply may not use it at all' http://www.lifesite.net/ldn/2007/oct/07102305.html He has also indicated that he questions the validity of the United State's Council of Catholic Bishops Ethical and Religious Directives for Catholic Health Care Services. "

Please also write your bishop to ask him to strongly back enforcement of Canon 915, which says not to give Communion to anyone in manifest serious sin -- such as pro-abortion politicians and the anti-Catholic transvestite "Misters."

CRLA asks that we be courteous in our letters, of course, and that we keep them to 1 page or at most 1-1/2 pages.

From CRLA, here are the addresses of the ordinaries of each diocese in California (print and save for future use, too):

Archdiocese of San Francisco
Most Rev. George H. Niederauer
One Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, CA 94109-6602

Archdiocese of Los Angeles
His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony
3424 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010-2202

Diocese of Fresno
Most Rev. John T. Steinbock
1550 N. Fresno St
Fresno, Ca 93703-3711

Diocese of Monterey
Most Rev. Richard J. Garcia
631 Abrego St.
Monterey, Ca 93942-2048

Diocese of Oakland
Most Rev. Allen H. Vigneron
2900 Lakeshore Ave.
Oakland, Ca. 94610-3614

Diocese of Orange
Most Rev. Tod Brown
c/0 P.O. Box 14195
Orange, Ca 92863-1595

Diocese of Sacramento
Most Rev. William K. Weigand
2110 Broadway
Sacramento, Ca 95818-2541

Diocese of San Bernardino
Most Rev. Gerald R. Barnes
1201 E. Highlands Ave
San Bernardino, Ca 92404-4607

Diocese of San Diego
Most Rev. Robert H. Brom
P. O. Box 85728
San Diego, Ca 92186-5728

Diocese of San Jose
Most Rev Patrick J. McGrath
900 Lafayette St, Suite 301
Santa Clara, Ca 95050-4966

Diocese of Santa Rosa
Most Rev. Daniel F. Walsh
P. O. Box 1297
Santa Rosa, Ca 95402-1297

Diocese of Stockton
Most Rev. Stephen E. Blaire
1105 N. Lincoln St.
Stockton, Ca. 95203-2410


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Most Rev. Roger Cardinal Mahony? No, no, no! Only the cardinal himself uses the form "Roger Cardinal Mahony" when signing his name. For all others it would be:

His Eminence Cardinal Roger Mahony
Archbishop of Los Angeles

6:14 AM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Reverend and Dear Fr. Technicato,

Thank you for the catch! Yes, we should all use the correct form of address for everyone.

It's no excuse, but I just lifted the list from CRTL without checking anything on it.

One thing did jump out at me, though: They had "Peter York Way" for the Archdiocese of S.F., and it is really "Peter Yorke Way," named for Irish-born Fr. Peter Yorke (d. 1925), who fought the anti-Irish, anti-Catholic American Protective Association in the 1890s, defended workers' rights and championed Irish freedom.

If you know something about California Catholic history, you know about good Father Yorke!

Father Peter Yorke, an Irish-born priest and top Riordan aide, fought off the anti-Catholic American Protective Association in the 1890s, and put the church on the side of labor in the bloody San Francisco Teamsters' strike of 1901.

Yorke died on Palm Sunday in 1925, but the fiery priest is still remembered among the city's Irish for his defense of the working man and Irish nationalism.

8:51 PM  
Blogger Quintero said...

Reverend and Dear Fr. Technicato,

And now I've edited the original post so it reflects your catch.

Thank you again!

9:00 PM  

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