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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner retires
Most Rev.Michael Hoeppner has retired as of 4/13/2021

The Vatican said Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Crookston Bishop Michael Hoeppner on Tuesday and named a temporary replacement to run the diocese. Hoeppner is 71, four years shy of the normal retirement age for bishops.

Sunday, February 14, 2021

Rev. David Bonnar named 6th Bishop of Youngstown

Bishop David J. Bonnar was installed as the sixth Bishop of the Diocese of Youngstown on January 12, 2021. He succeeds Bishop George V. Murry, S.J. 

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Sunday, January 3, 2021

Archbishop Thomas Gullickson has retired
Archbishop Gullickson, Papal Nuncio to Switzeland, to return to Sioux Falls

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, 70, who said “the Holy Father and I both think it is time. No real story to tell.” Archbishop Gullickson recently discussed his “firm conviction that the only future for the Church is in its recovery of integral Catholic worship according to the Vetus Ordo” [Old Ordo], as well as the urgency of “stepping back from the Novus Ordo, especially when it comes to Eucharistic reverence.”

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Sunday, November 1, 2020

Archbishop Wilton Gregory named Cardinal by Pope Francis
Archbishop Gregory, Archbishop of Washington DC, named first black cardinal of the United States

Wilton Daniel Gregory (born December 7, 1947) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church who is the Archbishop of Washington. He was the Archbishop of Atlanta, from 2005 to 2019, the Bishop of Belleville, Illinois, from 1994 to 2004, and Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago from 1983 to 1994. He was president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) from 2001 to 2004. 

 
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Monday, October 19, 2020

Rev. William D. Byrne named Bishop of Springfield in Massachusetts
Pope Francis announced Rev. Byrne to be next Bishop of Springfield in Mass

The announcement was made by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, U.S. papal nuncio, in Washington. Byrne, 55, is the the 10th bishop in the history of the Springfield diocese.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020

Rev. Valentine Peter, Class 1960 dies
Founders Award Recipient in 2012, Fr. Val Peter Died June 30, 2020

Rev. Val Peter, 85, Class 1960, Casa 1966 died on June 30 in Omaha, NE. He had long been a benefactor of the college and was awarded the Founders Award at the Annual Alumni Reunion in 2012. He was well known for his work at Boys Town and retired in 2005.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Bishop Emeritus Alexander Brunett died on January 31, 2020
Bishop Brunett let the diocese of Seattle from 1997 to 2010

 Retired Archbishop Alexander J. Brunett, who led the Archdiocese of Seattle from 1997 to his retirement in 2010, died Jan. 31. He was 86.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Bishop Edward Kmiec dies
Buffalo Bishop Edward Kmiec passes away following brief illness. Bishop Edward U. Kmiec was the 13th bishop of the Diocese of Buffalo.

Retired Bishop Edward Kmiec passed away on July 11, 2020. 

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Msgr. David Toups named Bishop of Beaumont

Pope Francis has named Msgr. David Toups of Diocese of St. Petersburg as Bishop of Beaumont, TX

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Bishop Rozanski named Archbishop of Saint Louis

On June 10th, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Archbishop Carlson and named Bishop  Mitchell Rozanski his successor.

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Wednesday, April 15, 2020

Bishop Arthur Serratelli of Paterson has retired
Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Serratelli on April 15, 2020

Father Kevin Sweeney named successor to Bishop Serratelli of Paterson, NJ

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Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Bishop Steven Raica named Bishop of BIrmingham

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert Baker of Birmingham and named Bishop Steven Raica (GAYLORD) to succeed him.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Rev. Msgr. Robert McClory appointed Bishop of Gary, IN.
Pope Francis has appointed the Reverend Monsignor Robert J. McClory as Bishop of Gary

Bishop McClory  was appointed Bishop of Gary of November 26 , 2019

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