Bishop to flock: “I call upon every Catholic in this Diocese to vote”

Dennis Coday in the National Catholic Reporter reports that he received the following e-mail: MOST REV. DANIEL R. JENKY, C.S.C. OFFICE OF THE BISHOP DIOCESE OF PEORIA Election AD 2012 By virtue of your vow of obedience to me as your Bishop, I require that this letter be personally read by each celebrating priest at [Read More...]

Did Bishop Jenky cross the line?

Some people are saying so, pointing to this homily. Details: A prominent advocate of church-state separation filed a formal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service on Thursday, accusing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Peoria of violating federal law by intervening in a political campaign. The Rev. Barry Lynn, executive director of Americans United for Separation of Church [Read More...]