Bishop Donald J. Hying

Birthday: 18 August 1963

Bachelor’s – Marquette University, Milwaukee, WI
Master’s of Divinity – St. Francis de Sales Seminary, St. Francis, WI

Ordination: 20 May 1989
Episcopate: 20 July 2011
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Bishop Donald J. Hying on the Issues

Viganò testimony

Supports investigating Archbishop Viganò’s claims
  • In a letter released August 28, Bishop Hying said Archbishop Vigano’s allegations are “grave charges” that “must be investigated and shown either true or false.” (Diocese of Gary)

Amoris Laetitia

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Pro-life leadership

Actively engages in pro-life leadership
  • Bishop Hying released a statement in January 2019 regarding pro-abortion laws passed in New York and Virginia. He stated that these laws represent an “new low in the inhumane evil” the pro-abortion culture has embraced and encouraged all people to “resist this culture of death.” (Diocese of Gary)
  • On October 10, 2018, Bishop Hying released a two-minute YouTube video speaking about pro-life activism and the importance of Respect Life Month (Diocese of Gary)
  • Bishop Hying is the former chaplain of Pro-Life Wisconsin. Hying encouraged pro-lifers to support their efforts in a YouTube video in 2015, calling the group a “voice of truth and compassion.” (Pro-Life Wisconsin)
  • The Milwaukee Archdiocese published tributes from lay Catholics to Bishop Hying in December 2014 after it became known he would be reassigned to Gary, Indiana. Multiple Catholics said they would never forget Bishop Hying’s dedication to the pro-life fight and their experiences with him praying outside abortion clinics. (Catholic Herald)
  • On Sunday, November 16, 2014, Bishop Hying led a Eucharistic Procession around the entire block of an abortion clinic in Milwaukee. Hying marched to the door of the clinic and for several minutes prayed outside the entryway. (The Badger Catholic)
  • Hying told the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2014 that when he arrives in Gary, Indiana to be their new bishop, he hopes to continue praying outside abortion clinics. “I certainly would not hesitate to do that, because not only in that area (pro-life) but in many areas, the church needs to be more visible on the streets,” he said. (Catholic Herald)
  • Bishop Hying prayed outside an abortion clinic in Milwaukee as part of the 40 Days for Life campaign in 2014. (40 Days for Life)
  • 300 mourners joined Bishop Hying in September of 2013 at a memorial service for aborted children at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee. Hying was an auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee at the time. (LifeSiteNews)
  • In 2012, Hying led hundreds of young pro-life Catholics in adoration and Benediction at the “IGNITE! Youth Rally for Life” near Milwaukee before many of them departed for the March for Life in Washington. (Archdiocese of Milwaukee)
  • While serving as auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, Hying gave the invocation at Pro-Life Wisconsin’s annual auction dinner on October 22, 2011. (The Badger Catholic)
  • While serving as the rector of St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Wisconsin, then-Fr. Hying prayed the rosary and the Divine Mercy chaplet outside an abortuary in Milwaukee. In a blog post about his experience, Fr. Hying said he told an employee of the center to “Stop killing people here.” She shouted and cursed at him and then drove off. (Archdiocese of Milwaukee)


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Abortion politics

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“LGBT” ideology

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  • In 2018, Bishop Hying personally invited Bishop Joseph Perry to celebrate the first Traditional Latin Mass at Holy Angels Cathedral in over 50 years. (Northeast Indiana Latin Mass Community)

Marriage and Family Life

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