Statement of Bishop Michael Olson Regarding Disruption of Certification of Presidential Election at U.S. Capitol
January 6, 2021
The disruptive and illegal actions of those who trespassed into the U.S. Capitol today during the certification process of the presidential election were outrageous and painful to witness as a bishop and as a citizen of the United States of America.
A peaceful republic requires safety and security in accord with the legitimate rule of law to foster the confidence of citizens in the electoral system and process. These outrageous actions undermined that safety and security.
I hope and pray that with order restored, sufficient time and resources will be afforded by Congress to address the legitimate concerns of so many Americans regarding the integrity of our nation’s electoral system within the rule of law required for right order, the common good, and peace.
Bishop Olson Introductory Statement to USCCB Addressing Ethical Concerns on The New Covid-19 Vaccines
December 14, 2020
The Bishop-Chairmen of the USCCB’s Doctrine Committee and Pro-Life Committee in issuing this statement, after seeking sound counsel from reliable sources, are appealing to the Principle of Material Cooperation to assure the faithful that they are not objectively sinning by being immunized with these vaccines despite their morally compromised and distant origins in connection with the grave evil of abortion. The Principle of Material Cooperation is a long-standing and trustworthy principle in...
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Bishop Michael F. Olson, S.T.D., M.A. was ordained bishop and installed as the fourth bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth on January 29, 2014.