Bishops Should Immediately Excommunicate These ‘Catholic’ Lawmakers

A group of Catholic Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a “statement of principles” on Saturday (June 24) reaffirming their support for abortion rights and expanding on a similar letter directed at the American Catholic bishops two years ago.

The lawmakers’ statement, chiefly organized by Rep. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and signed by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, bemoaned the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2022 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that had legalized abortion access nationwide for a half century.

Although the court’s move was applauded by leaders in the Catholic Church, which condemns abortion, DeLauro and her co-signers refer to themselves in the statement as voices of the “faithful pro-choice Catholic majority,” noting that polling indicates most U.S. Catholics still support abortion rights.

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RepresentativePartyDistrictDioceseBishopBishop PhoneBishop Email
Aguilar, PeteDCalifornia 33rdSan BernardinoBishop Alberto
Barragan, NanetteDCalifornia 44thLos AngelesArchbishop Jose
Casar, GregDTexas 35thAustinBishop Joe V
Castro, JoaquinDTexas 20thSan AntonioArchbishop Gustavo Garc¡
Connolly, GeraldDVirginia 11thArlingtonBishop Michael
Courtney, JoeDConnecticut 2ndNorwichBishop Michael
Dean, MadeleineDPennsylvania 4thPhiladelphiaArchbishop Nelson
DeLauro, RosaDConnecticut 3rdHartfordArchbishop Leonard
DeSaulnier, MarkDCalifornia 10thOaklandBishop Michael
Dingell, DebbieDMichigan 6thLansingBishop Earl
Eshoo, AnnaDCalifornia 16thSan FranciscoArchbishop Salvatore
Espaillat, AdrianoDNew York 13thNew YorkCardinal Timothy
Garcia, JesusDIllinois 4thChicagoCardinal Blase
Garcia, RobertDCalifornia 42ndLos AngelesArchbishop Jose
Garcia, SylviaDTexas 29thGalveston-HoustonCardinal Daniel
Gomez, JimmyDCalifornia 34thLos AngelesArchbishop Jose
Hoyle, ValDOregon 4thPortlandArchbishop Alexander
Larson, JohnDConnecticut 1stHartfordArchbishop Leonard
Lee, SusieDNevada 3rdLas VegasBishop George
Lynch, StephenDMassachusetts 8thBostonCardinal Sean O'
McCollum, BettyDMinnesota 4thSt. Paul and MinneapolisArchbishop Bernard
McGovern, JamesDMassachusetts 2ndWorcesterBishop Robert
Mullin, KevinDCalifornia 15thSan FranciscoArchbishop Salvatore
Napolitano, GraceDCalifornia 31stLos AngelesArchbishop Jose
Pascrell, BillDNew Jersey 9thNewarkCardinal Joseph
Pelosi, NancyDCalifornia 11thSan FranciscoArchbishop Salvatore
Salinas, AndreaDOregon 6thPortlandArchbishop Alexander
Thompson, MikeDCalifornia 4thSacramentoBishop Jaime
Tonko, PaulDNew York 20thAlbanyBishop Edward
Trahan, LoriDMassachusetts 3rdBostonCardinal Sean O'
Velazquez, NydiaDNew York 7thBrooklynBishop Robert