How the New Bishop of Phoenix Spent His Christmas Eve – Praying Outside an Abortuary

PHOENIX, January 5, 2004 ( – Only days after taking on his new position as the Bishop of Phoenix, Thomas J. Olmsted, joined some 200 pro-lifers in praying outside a Planned Parenthood abortuary – on Christmas Eve.  The Arizona public reported it as the bishop’s first public non-liturgical act as the new bishop.  The bishop’s participation, although kept quiet, swelled the numbers at the prayer rally to the largest in several years.  Commenting to the media on his presence at the prayer rally Bishop Olmsted said:  “Christmas is a celebration of God becoming one of us, entering fully into our […]