20 December 2009

Overview: Province of Wisconsin

The province is composed of the metropolitan, the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, along with its suffragan Dioceses: Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, and Superior; all in the state of Wisconsin.

Archbishop Jerome Edward Listecki (60) is the new ordinary of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. His installation will take place in a fortnight.

The archdiocese has two auxiliary bishops: Bishop William Patrick Callahan, O.F.M. Conv. (59) and Bishop Richard John Sklba, who reaches the normal retirement age in September. This very weekend he also celebrated both 50 years as a priest and 30 years as a bishop.

The Diocese of Green Bay is led by Bishop David Laurin Ricken (57). It also has an auxiliary bishop: Bishop Robert Fealey Morneau (71).

The Diocese of La Crosse is currently vacant, its previous leader was the new metropolitan. His replacement in this post is likely to be named this coming year.

The Diocese of Madison is led by Bishop Robert Charles Morlino who will turn 63 on New Years Eve. In September he celebrated his 10th anniversary of being consecrated a bishop.

Bishop Peter Forsyth Christensen (who will turn 57 on Christmas Eve) is the ordinary of the Diocese of Superior.

This province is likely to see only one ordinary change in the coming year - a new leader for La Crosse.
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