08 January 2008

Overview: Provine of Nebraska

This province covers the state of Nebraska and is composed of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Omaha and its suffragan Dioceses of Grand Island and Lincoln.

Archbishop Elden Francis Curtiss (75) is the ordinary of the Archdiocese of Omaha. He will celebrate 50 years as a priest in May of this year. Since he is past the normal retirement age of 75, his retirement and the naming of a replacement are fairly likely this year.

The Diocese of Grand Island is led by Bishop William Joseph Dendinger (68). He celebrated his 3rd anniversary of consecration as a bishop last month.

Bishop Fabian Wendelin Bruskewitz (72) is the head of the Diocese of Lincoln. He has been serving in this post for 15 years.

Other than the new ordinary for Omaha, this province is likely to be stable for a few more years - when Bishop Bruskewitz reaches the normal retirement age.
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