American Cardinals Who Were Open to Contraception in 1967

Interesting. Wright masqueraded as a conservative. Father Feeney always insisted that then “Bishop” Wright, Auxiliary in Boston, was the big enemy of Saint Benedict Center. Not surprising to see him listed as a compromiser on birth control.

Vatican Insider, Andrea Tornielli: Favorable to the opening were Cardinals Suenens (Brussels) and Döpfner (Munich), American Cardinals and Bishops Shehan (Baltimore), Krol (Philadelphia), Dearden (Detroit), Wright (Pittsburgh); Cardinal Renard (Lyon), Bishop Martinj (Nouméa in New Caledonia), on behalf of the bishops of the islands of southern Oceania; Cardinal Legér (Montreal), the apostolic administrator of Toronto Phocock, Bishop Hurley (Durban); Bishop Lorscheider(Brasilia); Cardinal Darmojuwono (Semerang), on behalf of the Indonesian Episcopal Conference; Bishop Martensen (Copenhagen); the adviser to the Patriarch of Antioch of the Melkites, Edelby; Bishop Flahiff (Winnipeg); Bishop Beck (Liverpool); Bishop Dupuy (Albi a Philippe). While there were 7 opponents in all: the American Fulton Sheen, Bishop of Rochester; Cardinal Santos (Manila); Cardinal Tappouni, Patriarch of Antioch of the Syrians: Cardinal Siri (Genoa); Bishop Attipetty (Verapoly, India); Apostolic Vicar Hartl (Araucanìa, Chile); Bishop Karol Wojtyla of Krakow. Article is here.