The Magis Center was founded by Robert J. Spitzer, S.J. On its website, it says
Our Mission: To explore and share the close connection between reason and faith as revealed by new discoveries in physics and philosophy.
Fr. Spitzer is promoting the arguments for God's existence based on the Big Bang and the so-called "fine-tuning" of physical constants. These are modern versions of two of the "five ways" from Thomas Aquinas. The "first cause" of Aquinas is what caused the Big Bang, and the "designer" of Aquinas caused the mass of an electron, the universal gravitational constant, and many other constants to have values consistent with the origin and evolution of life. My metaphysics teacher in college was Norris Clarke, S.J., and I was taught that these arguments are fallacious.
On June 12, 2015, I reviewed one of his books and posted my critique on amazon.com and ezinearticles.com (Fallacious Arguments That God Exists
). I also reviewed to like-minded books about God's existence (Brer Barr and Brer Rabbit
and Heresy and Pseudoscience
). I also wrote an article titled, "Why People Think God Caused the Big Bang," and submitted it to The Thomist
on October 11, 2015. In this paper, I attempt to explain why the arguments based on science are irrational. I also suggested the psychological reason so many people to think the arguments make sense.
On June 12, 2015, I sent an email to Archbishop Charles Chaput, who is an advisor to the Magis Center along with two other bishops and three cardinals, explaining my concerns and asking for an appointment asking to see him. He refused my offer.
In July, I sent emails and faxes to the bishops affiliated with the Magis Center and the Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
Letter to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, July 22, 2015
Your Eminence (Gerhard Cardinal Müller)
On February 21, 2014, I asked your office to correct the Archbishop of New York for suppressing my slideshow/lecture about the Holy Shroud. I made the same request of the Holy Father on October 1, 2014, and am now asking the College of Cardinals to correct the Pope. I translated the slideshow into 7 languages and created 7 websites. Yesterday, there were 244 visits to these websites. My correspondence with the Roman Rota is at a website titled “Complaint Against Cardinal Dolan
In my letter to Pope Francis, I mentioned another science-faith conflict that does not reflect well on the Catholic Church in the United States. It concerns evolutionary biology and I refer you to my website tiled, “Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics
I’v asked for a meeting with the Committee on Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops to explain a third concern I have, but this request is being refused. My correspondence about this is at the above website under “Magis Center for Faith and Science.” I’v written a number of articles about this and gave the references to the USCCB.
The Magis Center is run by a Jesuit priest and promotes arguments for God’s existence based on science rather than metaphysics. Suppose the Jesuit is addressing an audience of atheists and God-fearing people. The audience has agreed to pay for the lecture afterwards if they liked the lecture. The Jesuit explains that there is no natural explanation for the Big Bang, so there must be a supernatural explanation. The God-fearers will pay up because it confirms their faith. The atheists will also pay up because the lecture will confirm their belief that people who believe in God are irrational and stupid. I would make less money because the atheists would not pay me a dime.
Asking the blessing of Your Eminence, I am, Yours respectfully in Christ, David Roemer
On August 4, 2015, I asked Fr. Joseph LaMorte, Chairman of the Presbyteral Council for the Archdiocese of New York, for an opportunity to explain the harm the Magis Center is doing. I enclosed the handout I would distribute at such a meeting. In a telephone conversation, Fr. LaMorte said that Cardinal Dolan did not consult with the Presbyteral Council about my slideshow/lecture on the Shroud of Turin.
Letter to Pontifical Council for the Promoting the New Evangelization, September 16, 2105
Your Excellency (Archbishop Salvatore Fisichella
The Magis Center is located in California and has on its board three cardinals and three bishops. On July 22, 2015, I filed a complaint against the Magis Center for using arguments for God’s existence based on science (the Big Bang, fine-tuning) rather than metaphysics (a finite being needs a cause) with the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
After writing that letter, I had an insight into why a Catholic theologian would think the Big Bang is evidence of God’s existence. Richard Dawkins refutes this argument incisively and correctly by saying: What caused God?
I sent emails and faxes and made telephone calls to the theology faculty at Fordham University, St. John’s University, and Georgetown University suggesting that I give a seminar to explain my insight. I also called and sent an email to the Rev. Msgr. Joseph R. Reilly S.T.L, Ph.D., who is the rector/dean of the Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology at Seton Hall University. I argued that theologians have a duty to assist the magisterium of the Catholic Church and should listen to what I had to say.
Since no one expressed an interest, I wrote up my ideas and submitted an article to Science, Religion and Culture
. The editor is Gregg D. Caruso, who is a professor at Corning Community College in New York. I listed Msgr. Reilly and the chairmen of the theology departments of St. John’s and Fordham as my reviewers of choice.
If you want, I will email or fax the article (“Why People Believe God Caused the Big Bang”) to you. I would prefer to explain it in person where there would be give and take. Communicating with written documents requires intelligent and knowledgeable writing and reading.
Very truly yours, David Roemer
faxed to +39 0669869521
Letter mailed on March 1, 2016, to Archbishop Allen Vigneron
(Detroit), Bishop Earl Boyea
(Lansing), and Bishop Joseph Cistone
On July 22, 2015, I mailed a letter of complaint to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith against a Catholic organization for promoting irrational arguments for God’s existence, and thereby undermining the Church’s teaching that we know God exists from reason. This letter is on a website titled “Rational Arguments for God’s Existence: Evangelizing is Good and Proselytizing is Bad.” On October 26, 2015, I submitted a manuscript titled, “Why People Believe God Caused the Big Bang,” to The Review of Metaphysics. This article suggests a psychological explanation based on cognitive dissonance for why people find “god-of-gaps” arguments rational and intelligent.
The website of Ave Maria Radio has you listed as an advisor. I am writing to suggest that you either disassociate yourself with that organization or give its personnel some advice. I started a topic on God’s existence on its forum titled, “Defenders of the Catholic Faith.” I am under the impression that about 200 people were following the discussion. I got to explain why atheists are right about the scientific arguments, but did not get to explain why we know God exists because I was banned from making any further comments. In addition to the forum, Ave Maria Radio has numerous radio programs. I sent an email to all 17 hosts with more detailed information about what I posted and what the responses were. The President and the hosts have ignored by emails.
Respectfully yours in Christ, David RoemerInterview on Church and Culture of Ave Maria Radio
Dear Dr. Roemer,
Thank you for the opportunity to read your essay, “Why People Believe God Caused the Big Bang.” It is well crafted and I am sure would command an appreciative audience. Unfortunately, given its present commitments, the Review is not in a position to accept it.
Your interest in the Review is appreciated, and I hope you will consider it again in the future.
With all good wishes, I am Sincerely yours,
John C. McCarthy, Editor
Dear Fr. Bruno Cadoré,
Upon information and belief, the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith and the Holy Father want me to instruct the Catholic Church in the United States about the authenticity of the Shroud of Turin, the arguments for God’s existence, and evolutionary biology. To this end, I am hereby offering to give developmental lessons to the faculty at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C., about these topics. My correspondence about these matters is at websites titled
- Rational Arguments for God’s Existence: Evangelizing is Good and Proselytizing is Bad (http://www.newevangelist.me)
- Complaint Against Cardinal Dolan: Science and the Catholic Church (http://www.dkroemer.com)
- Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics (http://www.pseudoscience123.com)
What prompts this offer is that The Thomist
rejected the article I submitted about #1. I don’t think the reviewer understood the part of the essay that I consider to be an important insight into why people don’t agree about the arguments for the existence of God. I have since submitted the article to the Review of Metaphysics
. You can find the essay at
I submitted an article titled, “Science, Metaphysics, Philosophy, History, and Theology of the Shroud of Turin,” to a conference of the Shroud of Turin sponsored by the Italy Section of Institute of Electrical and Electronics and Engineers. It was rejected, but I filed an ethics complaint against the conference organizers, which include a consultant to the Custodian of the Shroud of Turin, for practicing pseudoscience. The IEEE dismissed my complaint, but withdrew its sponsorship of the conference.
Concerning biological evolution, my efforts to get the American Journal of Physics to retract and absurd article about evolution and thermodynamics are included in
Very truly yours, David RoemerSent by registered mail
Prof. Werner Arber
Department of Microbiology
University of Basel
CH-4056 Basel, Switzerland
Dear Prof. Arber,
Upon information and belief, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith wants me to instruct the Catholic Church in the U.S. about the arguments for God's existence, the authenticity of the Holy Shroud, and evolutionary biology. I am hereby formally requesting a personal interview with you to explain why you should support this mission.
In my opinion, all of the reasons for believing Jesus is alive in a new life with God can be put into three categories: historical Jesus, arguments for God’s existence, and the character defects of people who do not believe in life after death:
- The historical Jesus involves science because the Shroud of Turin raises the scientific question of how the image was created.
- The arguments for God’s existence involves science because many people think scientific phenomena, like the Big Bang, is evidence of God’s existence rather than a reason to believe in the Bible.
- Believers and non-believers promote pseudoscience about evolutionary biology.
All of my correspondence with the Catholic Church is summarized at:
- "Rational Arguments For God's Existence: Evangelizing Is Good and Proselytizing Is Bad" (http://www.newevangelist.me)
- "Canonical Complaint Against Cardinal Dolan: Science and the Catholic Church" (http://www.dkroemer.com)
- "Pseudoscience in the American Journal of Physics" (http://www.pseudoscience123.com)
I had a two-hour interview with James H. Fetzer on May 16. It was his 200th show and is titled, "Science and Religion" (https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsfS5KpYMzb20sCxyfSotfX1ELkIBrXZ3).
Very truly yours, David RoemerOn September 22, 2016, I sent following letter to the President and General Counsel of Columbia University:
Dear Mr. Bollinger,
I am a retired New York City high school teacher, and I'd like to give the students and faculty of Columbia University a learner-centered lesson on the arguments for God's existence. I'v attached the hand-out I would use. My ideas about the topic are expressed in this articled: Why People Believe God Caused the Big Bang
On Sept. 15, I communicated this offer to the University Chaplain in an email. There was no response to this email, however, I got a call from your Department of Public Safety and met with Deidre Fuchs and a member of her staff in Low Library this afternoon. Ms. Fuchs told me that Chaplain Davis was not interested in sponsoring such an event. Ms. Fuchs also said that Chaplain Davis discussed the matter with all of the Religious Life Advisors on her staff and that no one was interested in my offer. Ms. Fuchs also told me that I would be guilty of harassment if I contacted the Religious Life Leaders with my offer. I understand this to be a threat to file a civil or criminal charges against me if send emails, write letters, or telephone the various Religious Life Advisors with my offer. I am writing to warn you that any legal action taken against me for contacting the members of the Religious Life Advisors will be result in a civil action by me against Columbia U.
Very truly yours,
David RoemerOn October 13, 2016, the General Counsel of Columbia University sent me this letter:
Dear Mr. Roemer,
I am following up on your phone conversation with Deidre Fuchs yesterday. Please cease communicating with the members of the Columbia community. If you continue to reach out to the member of the community, further contact could be perceived as harassment.
If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact Executive Director Fuchs. Thank you in advance for your cooperation with this matter.
Jane E. Booth First Amendment Lawsuit Against Columbia University
I filed a complaint against Jane E. Booth with the Attorney Grievance Committee of the New York State Unified Court System on October 18, 2016. On January 5, 2017, the Attorney Grievance Committee
said Ms. Booth did not violate the New York Rules of Professional Conduct. On January 30, 2017, I filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York against Ms. Booth and the Attorney Grievance Committee. On February 13, 2017, I filed an amended complaint
and added the President of Columbia University as a defendant. On February 23, 2017, the District Judge dismissed the complaint. I filed a brief
with the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on March 27, 2017. On June 23, 2017, after the attorney for Ms. Booth filed a responding brief, I requested
oral argument. This request was accepted and scheduled for the week of January 16, 2018.
In my last email to Herb London and Peter Wyatt Wood I accused them both of “lying through their teeth” in telling me that the NAS was not interested in my allegation that the Columbia U. is violating the academic freedom of its students and faculty.
The initial negative response of the NAS to my request was verbal. My email says that I, a retired high school teacher, have something worthwhile to say about the arguments for God’s existence. My email also says that a peer-reviewed article about evolution in the American Journal of Physics
is absurd. The NAS’s initial response was perfectly understandable.
However, Mr. Wood took on the roll of defending Columbia U. by sending me a two-page email. Mr. Wood thought that I was promoting the “argument by design” when I am against this argument. My contribution to knowledge, I believe, is that I have a theory that explains why people think the “argument by design” makes sense. Mr. Wood also mentioned my article about Nazi Germany and the U.S. even though this has nothing to do with my accusation against Columbia U.
I responded to Mr. Wood by pointing out his errors. Instead of apologizing for his mistakes, he simply repeated his initial rejection. I am perfectly justified in thinking that Mr. Wood understands that Columbia U. and the American Journal of Physics are wrong and that I am right.
Thomas Aquinas said that to be in error is a moral flaw because we choose to be in error. If Wood and London are wrong they are liars, and if I am wrong I am a liar. A file of all my correspondence with the NAS is attached. I'v attached a revised version of the handout I would use in my lesson about God's existence. The above is an email I sent to the following members of the NAS.
Daniel Asia, Jay Bergman, Peter Berkowitz, Felicia Chernesky, Ward Connerly, Midge Decter, George Dent, David Gordon, Gail Heriot, Donald Kagan, Spencer Kashmanian, Thomas Klingenstein, Robert Koons, Leslie Lenkowsky, Thomas Lindsay, Herbert London, Harvey Mansfield, B.Ong, Rachelle Peterson, David Randall, Glenn Ricketts, Norm Rogers, Barry Smith, Christina Sommers, Sandra Stotsky, Stephan Thernstrom, Ashley Thorne, Ivan Vajdle, Richard Vedder, Bradley Watson, Amy Wax, Keith Whitaker, Peter Wood
Letter sent to National Association for Science Education
I have appealed a dismissed First Amendment lawsuit against Columbia University to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit (see Roemer v. Attorney General Grievance Committee, Docket No. 17-818). If you get a PACER account, you can read my brief and the papers filed in the district court. For your convenience, I'v attached the brief.
The National Center for Science Education (NCSE) on its website has a page titled, "The Ten Major Court Cases about Evolution and Creationism." The Tennessee law in the famous Scopes Monkey Trial (1925) is the same as the law the Supreme Court of the United States invalidated in Epperson v. Arkansas (1968). Epperson is discussed below and the Tennessee case is on a supplementary list of 21 cases. My lawsuit is directly related to these lawsuits.
In Epperson v. Arkansas (1968), the United States Supreme Court invalidated an Arkansas statute that says,
It shall be unlawful for any teacher or other instructor in any University,..... to teach the theory or doctrine that mankind ascended or descended from a lower order of animals...
The 10th paragraph of my complaint explains why it is a scientific fact that mankind did not evolve from animals just as it is a scientific fact that mental beings, such as Santa Claus, did not evolve from animals.
In McLean v. Arkansas Board of Education (1982), a district court invalidated an Arkansas statute that says,
Public schools within this State shall give balanced treatment to creation-science and to evolution-science.
The ruling in this case is very similar to the ruling in Kitzmiller v. Dover (2005), which concerned the theory of biological evolution called Intelligent Design I (ID). ID is an example of “creation-science.” “Evolution-science” refers to the study of biological evolution.
There is a very close connection to my 11th paragraph, which states the rational cosmological argument for God's existence. It is pretty clear to me, most federal judges, and many others that “creation-science” is a left-handed way of arguing that God exists. In other words, “creation-science” is a kind of cosmological argument for God's existence.
In the United States, many humanists have a church, a pastor, and a creed. What makes humanism a religion under the First Amendment, however, is the fact that humanists discriminate against people who believe in God. Humanists also consciously and unconsciously disseminate misinformation about history and science to promote their religion. An example of discrimination can be found in Wikipedia’s entry titled, “Sternberg peer review controversy.”
The NCSE in its summary of Epperson says that the law "prohibited the teaching of evolution." This is not true as my direct quotation proves. The movie “Inherit the Wind” about the Scopes Monkey Trial disseminates the same information about the Tennessee law.
Biologists, of course, understand evolutionary biology, but in the United States many non-biologists do not because of anti-religion propaganda. What follows is a list of truths many non-biologists in the United States don’t know:
- Charles Darwin contributed nothing to biological evolution. Pierre Louis Maupertuis in the 18th century and al-Jāḥiẓ in the 9th century invented the theory of natural selection. Darwin was a propagandist for eugenics, which is a form of racism.
- The biological evolution of animals was taught in Tennessee and Arkansas in the 19th century.
- The theory of evolution is more accurately called the theory of common descent with modifications because of how rapidly bacteria evolved into elephants and how much more complex an elephant is than a bacteria.
- The branch of science called biology does not address the mind-body problem because the mind-body problem is a philosophical or metaphysical question.
- Natural selection is just one mechanism for explaining common descent. Three other mechanisms are epigenetics, natural genetic engineering, and facilitated variation. All these mechanisms only explain why giraffes have long necks, not how giraffes descended from worms. No biologist claims these mechanisms explain common descent.
- Biological evolution does not violate the second law of thermodynamics because the second law does not apply to biological systems, not because of energy supplied by the Sun.
The American Journal of Physics published an absurd article titled “Entropy and Evolution” (November 2008) with a calculation proving that #6 is not true. My correspondence about this scandal is at: http://www.pseudoscience123.com.
The following essay includes an account of the Sternberg scandal:An Analogy Between Nazi Germany and the United States
Correspondence with Richard Dawkins and Jerry Coyne
You or someone using your name posted a comment to:https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2017/10/11/suing-for-teaching-evolution/
I am the plaintiff-appellant in the referred to lawsuit. I'v attached my brief and the request for oral argument, which request was granted. If you get a Public Access to Court Records (PACER) account you can see all of the pleadings (Second Circuit, 17-0818).
Very truly yours, David Roemer
Thanks for posting my links. My article comparing American scientists with Nazis went from 866 views to 1035 views. I'v been sending out this email to get more views:
A biologist from the U. of Chicago has discovered a pending lawsuit about teaching evolution:
This is not the first time you have promoted my essays:https://whyevolutionistrue.wordpress.com/2013/11/20/nc-state-student-admits-that-his-antievolution-diatribe-was-a-satire-but-a-real-creationist-appears/
I am a licensed high school science teacher in New York State and have more authority than you to teach evolutionary biology. I learned evolutionary biology by reading biology textbooks, peer-reviewed articles, and scholarly works. A work is not scholarly if it mentions creationism or intelligent design.
Very truly yours, David Roemer
A version of the letter to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences was faxed to the following bishops and cardinals in the Catholic Church:Jose Fuerte Advincula
, Archdiocese of CapizBernardo Álvarez Afonso
, Diocese of o Tenerife San Cristóbal de La LagunaOswaldo Estéfano Escobar Aguilar
, Diocese of ChalatenangoJosé Luis Escobar Alas
, Archdiocese of San SalvadorJavier Augusto Del Río Alba
, Archdiocese of ArequipaFrancesco, Alfano
, Archdiocese of Sorrento-Castellammare di StabiaMiguel Ángel Cabello Almada
, Diocese of Concepción en ParaguayGerald Almeida
, Diocese of JabalpurAntony Anandarayar
, Archdiocese of Pondicherry and CuddaloreRicardo Ezzati Andrello
, Archdiocese of Santiago de ChileJosé Antonio Eguren Anselmi
, Archdiocese of PiuraMarco, Arnolfo
, Archdiocese of VercelliFrancisco Pardo Artigas
, Diocese of GironaPaolo Mario Virgilio Atzei,
Archdiocese of SassariEric Marie Pierre Henri Aumonier
, Diocese of VersaillesThumma Bala
, Archdiocese of HyderabadJaume Pujol Balcells
, Archdiocese of TarragonaLorenzo Baldisseri
, Synod of BishopsPhilippe Gabriel Marie Augustin Ballot
, Archdiocese of Chambéry Julián Barrio Barrio,
Archdiocese of Santiago de CompostelaSylvain Jean-Luc Bataille,
Diocese of Saint-EtienneHans-Josef Becker
, Archdiocese of PaderbornGinés Ramón García Beltrán
, Diocese of GuadixJorge Mario Bergoglio
, Catholic ChurchRigoberto Corredor Bermúdez
, Diocese of PereiraVincenzo Bertolone
, Archdiocese of Catanzaro-SquillaceFrancis Victor Bestion
, Diocese of TulleGiuseppe Betori,
Archdiocese of FlorenceJustin Joseph Bianchini,
Diocese of GeraldtonDominique Marie Joseph Blanchet
, Diocese of Belfort-MontbéliardRenato Boccardo
, Archdiocese of Spoleto-NorciaDonald Joseph Bolen
, Archdiocese of ReginaJohan Jozef Bonny,
Diocese of AntwerpRobert Ovide Bourgon
, Diocese of MoosoneeRafael Zornoza Boy
, Diocese of Cádiz y CeutaStephen Brislin
, Archdiocese of Cape Town Francesco Giovanni Brugnaro
, Archdiocese of Camerino-San Severino MarcheAntonio Buoncristiani
, Archdiocese of Siena-Colle di Val d’Elsa-MontalcinoStephan Burger
, Archdiocese of Freiburg im BreisgauCarlos Bürgler
, Vicariate Apostolic of ReyesFrancesco Cacucci
, Archdiocese of Bari-BitontoSergio Alfredo Gualberti Calandrina
, Archdiocese of Santa Cruz de la SierraDomenico Caliandro
, Archdiocese of Brindisi-OstuniPierre-Marie Joseph Carré
, Archdiocese of Montpellier Norberto Rivera Carrera
, Archdiocese of MéxicoBenvenuto Italo Castellani
, Archdiocese of LuccaSantos Abril y Castelló
, Basilica di Santa Maria MaggioreMichele Castoro
, Archdiocese of Manfredonia-Vieste-San Giovanni RotondoRaymond Michel René Centène
, Diocese of VannesEmmanuel Hanna Challita
, Eparchy of Mar Addai of Toronto Manuel José Macário do Nascimento Clemente
, Patriarchate of LisbonFrancesco, Coccopalmerio
, Pontifical Council for the Legislative TextsJohn Dennis Corriveau
, Diocese of NelsonEugenio Coter
, Vicariate Apostolic of PandoLucien Jacques Marie Joseph Crepy
, Diocese of Le Puy-en-VelayMariano Crociata
, Diocese of Latina-Terracina-Sezze-PrivernoBlase Joseph Cupich
, Archdiocese of ChicagoPierre Paul Oscar d’Ornellas
, Archdiocese of Rennes Marcel Damphousse
, Diocese of Sault Sainte MarieGonzalo Duarte García de Cortázar
, Diocese of ValparaísoGenival Saraiva de França
, Archdiocese of ParaíbaGuy André Marie de Kérimel
, Diocese of Grenoble-VienneJoaquin Maria López de Andújar y Cánovas del Castillo
, Diocese of GetafeJesus Armamento Dosado
, Archdiocese of OzamisChristophe Dufour
, Archdiocese of Aix Brian Joseph Dunn
, Diocese of AntigonishStanislaw Dziwisz
, Archdiocese of KrakówWillem Jacobus Eijk
, Archbishop of UtrechtHarry Entwistle
, Our Lady of the Southern CrossPéter Erdo
, Archdiocese of Esztergom-BudapestRonald Peter Fabbro
, Diocese of LondonFrancisco Javier Martínez Fernández
, Archdiocese of GranadaSalvatore Fisichella
, Pontifical Council for Promoting New EvangelizationJohn Fleming
, Diocese of KillalaMaurice Marcel Gardès
, Archdiocese of AuchFrançois Charles Garnier
, Archdiocese of CambraiLorenzo Ghizzoni
, Archdiocese of Ravenna-CerviaSlawoj Leszek Glódx
, Archdiocese of GdanskDemetrio Fernández González
, Diocese of CórdobaFrancisco Pérez González
, Archdiocese of Pamplona y TudelaGary Michael Gordon
, Diocese of VictoriaJean-Pierre Grallet
, Archdiocese of StrasbourgDomenico Graziani
, Archdiocese of Crotone-Santa SeverinaSalvatore Gristina
, Archdiocese of CataniaRicardo Ernesto Centellas Guzmán
, Diocese of PotosíMark Andrew Hagemoen
, Diocese of Mackenzie-Fort SmithGuy Harpigny
, Diocese of TournaiCarlos López Hernández
, Diocese of SalamancaRalph Heskett
. Diocese of HallamStefan Hesse
, Archdiocese of HamburgFrançois Michel Pierre Kalist
, Diocese of LimogesHeiner Koch
, Archdiocese of BerlinRodolfo Pedro Wirz Kraemer
, Diocese of Maldonado-Punta del EsteAnthony Wieslaw Krótki
, Diocese of Churchill-Baie d’HudsonPiotr Kryk
, Apostolic Exarchate of Deutschland und SkandinavienJean-Pierre Kutwa
, Archdiocese of AbidjanJean Marie Henri Legrez
, Archdiocese of Albi Roberto Lückert León
, Archdiocese of Coro Reinaldo del Prette Lissot
, Archdiocese of Valencia en VenezuelaAntonio Cañizares Llovera
, Archdiocese of ValenciaRogelio Cabrera López
, Archdiocese of MonterreyValter Dario Maggi
, Diocese of IbarraAmadeo Rodríguez Magro
, Diocese of JaénErnesto Mandara
, Suburbicarian See of Sabina-Poggio MirtetoTomislav Koljatic Maroevic
, Diocese of LinaresJulián López Martín
, Diocese of LeónRaffaello Martinelli
, Suburbicarian See of FrascatiAtilano Rodríguez Martínez
, Diocese of Sigüenza-GuadalajaraCésar Augusto Franco Martínez
, Diocese of SegoviaAndrea Bruno Mazzocato
, Archdiocese of UdineScott Cal McCaig
, Military Ordinariate of CanadaRuben Antonio González Medina
, Diocese of PoncePolito Rodríguez Méndez
, Diocese of San Carlos de VenezuelaJosé Domingo Ulloa Mendieta
, Archdiocese of PanamáArrigo Miglio
, Archdiocese of CagliariGuillermo Rodrigo Teodoro Ortiz Mondragón
, Diocese of CuautitlánManuel Sánchez Monge
, Diocese of SantanderJosé Leonardo L emos Montanet
, Diocese of OrenseFrancisco Montenegro
, Archdiocese of AgrigentoEdmundo Luis Flavio Abastoflor Montero
, Archdiocese of La PazConstantino Barrera Morales
, Diocese of SonsonateEusebio Ramos Morales
, Diocese of Fajardo-HumacaoYvon-Joseph Moreau
, Diocese of Sainte-Anne-de-la-PocatièreLuigi Moretti
, Archdiocese of Salerno-Campagna-AcernoJoseph Paul Pierre Morissette
, Diocese of Saint-JérômeGiuseppe Fiorini Morosini
, Archdiocese of Reggio Calabria-BovaFernando Bascopé Müller
, Military Ordinariate of BoliviaGerhard Ludwig Müller,
Congregation for the Doctrine of FaithJuan Maria Florindo Agurto Muñoz
, Diocese of San Carlos de AncudJuan María Huerta Muro
, Territorial Prelature of El SaltoJean-Philippe Paul Nault
, Diocese of Digne Joseph Phuong Nguyen
, Diocese of KanloopsVincent Gerard Nichols
, Archdiocese of WestminsterFrancescantonio Nolè
, Archdiocese of Cosenza-BisignanoCesare Nosiglia
, Archdiocese of TorinoJabulani Adatus Nxumalo
, Archdiocese of BloemfonteinSean Patrick O'Malley
, Archdiocese of BostonGregory O’Kelly
, Diocese of Port PirieJuan José Omella i Omella
, Archdiocese of BarcelonaJosé Francisco Robles Ortega
, Archdiocese of GuadalajaraMarc Ouellet
, Congregation for BishopsJulio Edgar Cabrera Ovalle
, Diocese of JalapaFranz-Josef Overbeck
, Military Ordinariate of GermanyEdward Ozorowski
, Archdiocese of BialystokBenigno Luigi Papa
, Archdiocese of Messina-Lipari-Santa Lucia del MelaSalvatore Pappalardo
, Archdiocese of SiracusaMauro Parmeggiani,
Diocese of TivoliPietro Parolin
, Secretary of StateJesús Juárez Párraga
, Archdiocese of SucreJuan José Asenjo Pelegrina
, Archdiocese of SevillaVincenzo Pelvi
, Archdiocese of Foggia-BovinoMichele Pennisi
, Archdiocese of MonrealeLaurent Jean Lucien Marie Percerou
, Diocese of MoulinsCástor Oswaldo Azuaje Pérez
, Diocese of TrujilloRicardo Blázquez Pérez
, Archdiocese of ValladolidBraulio Rodríguez Plaza
, Archdiocese of ToledoRaymond Poisson
, Diocese of JolietteGeorges Paul Pontier
, Archdiocese of MarseilleTerrence Thomas Prendergast,
Archdiocese of OttawaÁngel Javier Pérez Pueyo
, Diocese of Barbastro-MonzónAgustín Roberto Radrizzani
, Archdiocese of Mercedes-LujánLuc Marie Daniel Ravel
, Military Ordinariate of FranceGino Reali
, Diocese of Porto-Santa RufinoCarlo Roberto Maria Redaelli
, Archdiocese of GoriziaJean-Pierre Bernard Ricard
, Archdiocese of BordeauxDavid L. Ricken
, Archdiocese of GreenbayEnrique Manuel Hernández Rivera
, Diocese of CaguasAndré Rivest
, Diocese of ChicoutimiSérgio da Rocha,
Archdiocese of BrasíliaJosé Francisco Ulloa Rojas
, Diocese of CartagoAntonio Santarsiero Rosa
, Diocese of HuachoStefano Russo
, Diocese of Fabriano-MatelicaStanislaw Rylko
, Pontifical Council for the LaityGregorio Martínez Sacristán
, Diocese of ZamoraDiego Rafael Padrón Sánchez
, Archdiocese of CumanáLeonardo Sandri
, Congregation of the Oriental ChurchesFilippo Santoro
, Archdiocese of TarantoGiuseppe Satriano
, Archdiocese of Rossano-CariatiOdilo Pedro Scherer
, Archdiocese Sao PauloAngelo Scola
, Archdiocese of MilanoVicente Juan Segura
, Diocese of IbizaCrescenzio Sepe
, Archdiocese of NaplesJonny Eduardo Reyes Sequera
, Vicariate Apostolic of Puerto AyacuchoUbaldo Ramón Santana Sequera
, Archdiocese of MaracaiboJoan Enric Vives Sicilia
, Diocese of UrgellNoël Simard
, Diocese of ValleyfieldFrancesco Sirufo
, Archdiocese of AcerenzaLeopoldo José Brenes Solórzano,
Archdiocese of ManaguaAgustín Cortés Soriano
, Diocese of Sant Feliu de LlobregatJesús Murgui Soriano
, Diocese of Orihuela-AlicanteOrazio Soricelli
, Archdiocese of Amalfi-Cava de’ TirreniStefan Soroka
, Metropolitan Archeparchy of PhiladelphiaAmbrogio Spreafico
, Diocese of Frosinone-Veroli-FerentinoBeniamino Stella
, Congregation for the ClergyCarlos Manuel Escribano Subías
, Diocese of Calahorra y La Calzada-LogroñoGiovanni Tani
, Archdiocese of Urbino-Urbania-Sant’Angelo in VadoJuan Luis Cipriani Thorne
, Archdiocese of LimaCarlos José Tissera
, Diocese of QuilmesJean-Claude Turcotte
, Archdiocese of MontréalNorbert José Henri Turini
, Diocese of Perpignan-ElneLaurent Bernard Marie Ulrich
, Archdiocese of LilleTommaso Valentinetti
, Archdiocese of Pescara-PenneLucas Van Looy
, Diocese of GentRémy Victor Vancottem
, Diocese of NamurNeri Menor Vargas
, Diocese of HuánucoGiuseppe Versaldi
, Congregation for Catholic EducationGerardo Melgar Viciosa
, Diocese of Ciudad RealEnrique Benavent Vidal
, Diocese of TortosaCándido Cárdenas Villalba
, Diocese of Benjamín AcevalJavier Salinas Viñals
, Diocese of MallorcaFrancis Joseph Walmsley
, Military Ordinariate of Great BritainRainer Maria Woelki
, Archdiocese of CologneFlavio Calle Zapata
, Archdiocese of IbaguéGeorges Kahhalé Zouhaïraty
, Apostolic Exarchate of Venezuela Catholics Affiliated with the Magis Center or Committee for Evangelization and Catechesis of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:Robert Spitzer
, President of Magis CenterCharles Chaput
, Archbishop of PhiladelphiaKevin Vann
, Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of OrangeRobert Scherrer,
Chairman of Physics Department at Vanderbilt UniversityJose Horacio Gomez
, Archdiocese of Los AngelesArthur Serratelli
, Bishop of PatersonDavid Ricken
, Bishop of GreenbayDonald Wuerl
, Archbishop of Washington D.C.Leonard Blair
, Bishop of HartfordPaul Manning
, Diocese of PatersonLorenzo Baldisseri
, Secretary General of the Synod of BishopsFrank Caggiano
, Bishop of BridgeportDepartment of Theology and Religious Studies at St. John's UniversityChristopher P. Vogt
, ChairChristopher D. DennyRev. Robert AdamoRev. Stephen BicskoDouglas Blaine Ben BortinElizabeth BrimRev. Thomas CasertaHoon ChoiMeghan J. ClarkFrancis D. Connolly-WeinertJeremy V. CruzMichael DempseyEileen Fagan, S.C.Peggy Fanning, C.S.J.John J. FitzgeraldRev. Patrick Flanagan, C.M.Andrea FlorendoRev. Joseph GibinoColleen GreaneyDavid W. HaddorffJames HannanNicholas M. HealyJoann Heaney-HunterFred HerronMary Jane KellySally KenelErin KiddMark KileyRev. James KingBarbara KosakowskiRev. Richard LongMarian MaskulakPaul D. MolnarMary Ann MullerPatrick OkaforCarole PaculaRev. Robert PagliariRabbi Mayer PerelmuterEdward PragerHabibeh RahimRobert Jay RiveraJoseph RoachDaniel RoberRev. Jean-Pierre RuizDebora SemarRabbi Hirsch SimckesMariann SmithDenis SugrueMatthew Lewis SuttonPeter TarasTenny ThomasJulia A. Upton, R.S.M.Roberta VanBuskirkMonserrat WashburnRev. Michael D. Whalen, C.M.Department of Theology at Fordham UniversityJoseph M. McShane, SJ
, President of Fordham UniversityJ. Patrick Hornbeck II
, ChairAristotle PapanikolaouBarbara AndolsenBenjamin DunningBradford E. HinzeBrenna MooreCharles C. CamosyChristiana PeppardChristine Firer HinzeGeorge DemacopoulosHarry P. NasutiJames McCartinJames T. Fisher Jeannine Hill FletcherJohn SeitzJudith M. Kubicki, CSSFKathryn KuenyKathryn ReklisLarry L. Welborn Mary CallawayMichael E. LeeMichael PeppardRichard R. Viladesau Robert G. DavisThomas Scirghi, SJSarit Kattan GribetzKarina Martin HoganElizabeth A. Johnson, CSJJoseph T. Lienhard, SJAristotle PapanikolaouMaureen A. TilleyTerrence W. TilleyJohn DennistonMatthew LootensKathryn ReinhardJoshua SchapiroKrista StevensJoseph W. Koterski, SJThe Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception at the Dominican House of StudiesVery Rev. Kenneth R. Letoile, OP
, Prior ProvincialVery Rev. John A. Langlois, OP
, PresidentRev. Thomas Petri, OPRev. Joseph Alobaidi, OP
Rev. Steven C. Boguslawski, OP
Rev. Basil B. Cole, OPDr. Gregory LaNave
Rev. Gabriel B. O’Donnell, OP Rev. Stephen D. Ryan, OP
Rev. Thomas Joseph White, O. P. Rev. Brian P. Chrzastek, OPRev. John D. Corbett, OPRev. Andrew Hofer, OPRev. John Baptist Ku, OPDr. Jody Vaccaro Lewis Rev. Timothy Bellamah, OP Certificate of Mailing to Fr. Bellamah
Rev. James Brent, OP Dr. Brian Carl
Rev. Anthony Giambrone, OP Rev. Dominic M. Langevin, OPRev. Dominic D. F. Legge, OPRev. Albert Trudel, OPRev. Seraphim Beshoner, TOR Rev. Msgr. J. Brian Bransfield Sr. John Mary Fleming, OPDr. Christopher Gross
Rev. Carleton Jones, OPMs. Sofia Seguel Rev. Thomas Weinandy, O.F.M. Cap. Dr. Jem SullivanRev. George P. Schommer, OPThe Immaculate Conception Seminary School of Theology of Seton Hall UniversityRev. Msgr. Joseph R. Reilly, S.T.L., Ph.D.
, Rector and DeanRev. Robert K. Suszko, M.B.A., M.Div Rev. Msgr. Gerard H. McCarren, S.T.D. Rev. Christopher M. Ciccarino, S.S.L., S.T.D. Dianne M. Traflet, J.D., S.T.D. Rev. Hong-Ray Cho, S.T.L., Ph.D. Justin Anderson, Ph.D.Rev. Renato Bautista, M.Div.Rev. W. Jerome Bracken, C.P., Ph.D.Rev. Msgr. Joseph Chapel, S.T.D.Rev. John Cryan, M.Div.Timothy Fortin, Ph.D.Rev. Pablo Gadenz, S.S.L.,S.T.D.Gregory Glazov, D.Phil. (Oxon.)Rev. Thomas Guarino, S.T.D.Eric Johnston, Ph.D.Rev. Douglas Milewski, S.T.D.Jeffrey Morrow, Ph.D.Rev. Lawrence Porter, Ph.D.Joseph Rice, Ph.D.Ellen Scully, Ph.D.Victor Velarde-Mayol, Ph.D.Rev. Msgr. Robert Wister, Hist.Eccl.D.Rev. Peter Albano, Ph.D.Rev. Donald Blumenfeld, Ph.D.Julie Burkey, D.Min.Diane Carr, M.A.Rev. John Chadwick, S.T.D.Rev. Msgr. Robert Coleman, J.C.D.Rev. Msgr. T. Mark Condon, J.C.D.Rev. Msgr. John FellRev. Stephen Fichter, Ph.D.David Hajduk, M.A., Ph.D.(cand.)Rev. Msgr. Raymond Kupke, Ph.D.
Rev. Krzysztof Maslowski, S.T.D.Fr. William McDonald, S.T.D.,S.T.B.Rev. Daniel O'Mullane, S.T.L.,S.T.B.Rev. Roberto Ortiz, S.T.L.Rev. Charles Pinyan, D.Min. (cand.)Rev. Msgr. John Radano, Ph.D.Deacon Andrew Saunders, M.A.Allan F. WrightRev. Msgr. C. Anthony Ziccardi, S.T.D.,S.S.L.John Nowik, M.M.
Francis X. Clooney, S.J.
Michael Rossmann, S.J.