Monday, May 9, 2011

Did Bishop Doran speak on behalf of the “Catholic community” in opposing President Obama’s speech at Notre Dame ?

March 31, 2009

Reverend John I. Jenkins, C.S.C.
University of Notre Dame
400 Main Building
Notre Dame, IN 46556

Dear President Jenkins:

I wish to express in my own name and on behalf of the Catholic community of this Diocese, my dismay and outrage at your decision to invite the current President of the United States to address the 2009 graduates of the University of Notre Dame and to receive an honorary degree.

This decision of your flies in the face of the expressed directive of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in the year 2004, that Catholic institutions not so honor those who profess opposition to the Church’s doctrine on abortion and embryonic stem cell research.

I would ask that you rescind this unfortunate decision and so avoid dishonoring the practicing Catholics of the United States, including those of this Diocese. Failing that, please have the decency to change the name of the University to something like, “The Fighting Irish College” or “Northwestern Indiana Humanist University.” Though promotion of the obscene is not foreign to you, I would point out that it is truly obscene for you to take such decisions as you have done in a university named for our Blessed Lady, whom the Second Vatican Council called the Mother of the Church.

I sign myself

Very truly yours,
The Most Reverend Thomas G. Doran, D.D., J.C.D.
Bishop of Rockford

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John Doe #172 sues Archbishop of Philadelphia


Former and current archbishop among the defendants  in another case of sexual abuse involving parish priest, Fr. Robert Brennan, and the failure of the archdiocese to act appropriately.


The case was filed today in Philadelphia.  The court papers are available at:

Bishop Doran (RC, Diocese of Rockford, IL) blasts Democrats and urges "extirpation from our society" for some sinners | The Agonist


Bishop Doran’s outspoken words not favorably received by some.

Is true that you have to be a Republican to be be a “good Catholic’? Is this what the Bishop of Rockford preaches?


Bishop Doran, of the Catholic Diocese of Rockford, Illinois, last week posted a column on his diocesan web site. His article is causing conservative and Republican Catholics to jump for joy.

Here's the link to the entire column:

Doran begins by blaming American decadence on the Democrats, and invoking the specter of national suicide:

"Many of the issues that confront us are serious, and we know by now that the political parties in our country are at loggerheads as to how to solve them. We know, for instance, that adherents of one political party would place us squarely on the road to suicide as a people.

The seven “sacraments” of their secular culture are abortion, buggery, contraception, divorce, euthanasia, feminism of the radical type, and genetic experimentation and mutilation. These things they unabashedly espouse, profess and promote. Their continuance in public office is a clear and present danger to our survival as a nation."

and toward the end of the column, Doran calls for the "extirpation from our society" of those who promote these activities:

"It is the duty of every Catholic to support the work of the parish Pro-Life directors and commissions and to work for the extirpation from our society of all those who in any way foster or promote these things. I wholeheartedly endorse the activities of our Pro-Life Office in the sure and certain knowledge that divine justice will not allow those who act against human life to prosper.

These unholy sacraments of our secular culture are the seeds of the destruction of our nation."

It's one thing to say that Catholics ought to "support the work of the parish Pro-Life directors and commissions." Those bodies are innocuous lobbyists, and their activities are covered by the First Amendment.

But it's something else to say that "it is the duty of every Catholic" to "work for the extirpation from our society of all those who in any way foster or promote these things." I looked up "extirpate" in an on-line dictionary, and the word means what I thought it did: "to pull up by the roots," or "to destroy totally; exterminate," or to "remove by surgery."

If this program were implemented, millions of Americans would be "resettled in the East".

Bishop Doran is an integral part of the Vatican bureaucracy, and is not a "lone wolf" in the hierarchy.

From his biography page:


"He served on the Roman Rota until his appointment as Bishop of Rockford in April of 1994. Bishop Doran was ordained and installed as the Eighth Bishop of the Diocese of Rockford on June 24, 1994. On September 2, 2000 the Holy Father recognized the Diocese of Rockford and Bishop Doran by naming him a member of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura. On March 2, 2001, Pope John Paul II named Bishop Doran a bishop member of the Congregation for the Clergy.
Bishop Doran currently serves on the following Committees and Boards:

Chairman of the USCCB Canonical Affairs Committee

Administrative Committee of the USCCB

Ad Hoc Committee on Sexual Abuse of Minors

President of the Institute on Religious Life

Board of Catholics United for the Faith

Trustee for The Catholic University of America"

Bishop Doran is promoting a type of religion that Jesus would not recognize as his own.



Above taken from:  Bishop Doran (RC, Diocese of Rockford, IL) blasts Democrats and urges "extirpation from our society" for some sinners | The Agonist

As it turns out the Bishop use the same theme way back in 2006.  This is from:

Monday, August 21, 2006

Bishop Thomas Doran - Diocese of Rockford, IL
The United States, with its vast abortion industry, will soon rival the Nazis, who were responsible for about 50 million deaths during the Second World War, said Bishop Thomas Doran of Rockford, last week.

Americans are appalled by the Nazi regime, “and yet in our country we have, for the most part, allowed the party of death and the court system it has produced to eliminate, since 1973, upwards of 40 million of our fellow citizens without allowing them to see the light of day,” the bishop wrote in the diocesan newspaper.

“No doubt, we shall soon outstrip the Nazis in doing human beings to death,” he stated.

In his Aug. 10 column, the bishop said the “seven sacraments” of secular culture—abortion, buggery, contraception, divorce, euthanasia, feminism of the radical type, and genetic experimentation and mutilation—are “a clear and present danger to our survival as a nation.”

Source: Americans to ‘outstrip’ Nazis in taking human life, says bishop Catholic News Agency. August 21, 2006.

Meet Bishop Doran [Diocese Website].

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Boone County Real estate tax bills to be mailed May 10


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BOONE COUNTY – The Boone County Treasurer’s Office recently announced that real estate tax bills will be mailed May 10.

The due date for the first installment is June 10, and the due date for the second installment is Sept. 1.

Boone County taxpayers have the following options for payment of real estate taxes:

At your bank:All of the banks in Boone County accept property tax payments on our behalf. Bring your entire bill to the bank if you want it stamped to show proof of payment.

By mail:Send your check with the payment stub to the Boone County Treasurer at 1212 Logan Avenue, Suite 104, Belvidere, IL 61008. Your payment must be postmarked on or before the due date.

Online bill pay:If your bank offers online bill payment, enter your property number as the vendor account number your payment can be properly recorded. The office is not responsible for payments received with no property number reference.

Online by credit or debit cardthrough Illinois E-Pay: Go to http://illinoisepay.comand type “Boone County Treasurer” in the search box. This service is offered through the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office and they charge a convenience fee that varies according to the type of card and dollar amount. The treasurer’s office accept credit/debit cars.

The Boone County Treasurer’s Office, 1212 Logan Ave. in Belvidere, accepts cash, check, cashier’s check or money order. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The office will be closed May 30.

Drop box: Those who can’t make it to the Treasurer's Office by closing time may drop their payments in the envelope depository by the side door after hours. Use an envelope and include the payment stub.

Mortgage escrow: Property owners are responsible for forwarding their bill to their mortgage company if the taxes are to be paid from an escrow account. The treasurer’s office recommends that you send them a copy, and keep the original.

Note: When paying in person at your bank or treasurer’s office, bring your entire bill if you want it stamped to show proof of payment.

Contact the following offices with questions:

Assessments, exemptions or address changes – Supervisor of Assessments Office 815-544-2958 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 815-544-2958 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Tax rates – County Clerk’s Office 815-544-3103 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 815-544-3103 end_of_the_skype_highlighting

Collection and distribution of taxes – County Treasurer’s Office 815-544-2666 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 815-544-2666 end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

Boone County Real estate tax bills to be mailed May 10