Last November 14, LaCrosse's Bishop Jerome Listecki was appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee, so this seems to have been a swap and no doubt Abp. Listecki had something to say about the selection.
“I am extremely happy that a wonderful bishop has been appointed to a great diocese. All of us in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, especially this new archbishop, will miss his administrative leadership, his thoughtful insight, and especially his love for the Church. Our prayers and support go with him as he responds to this new call,” said Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki.
Bishop Richard J. Sklba offered these thoughts, “I offer my congratulations to Bishop William Callahan and to the priests and people of God in the Diocese of
Of his appointment, Bishop-designate Callahan has said, “I am honored by the responsibility that Pope Benedict XVI has entrusted to me. I am also saddened at the thought of having to leave my home here in
Bishop-designate Callahan will remain auxiliary bishop of
As an auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee, Bishop-designate Callahan served the Church by helping the diocesan bishop in the pastoral and spiritual leadership of the diocese, and by assisting the diocesan bishop in his role as shepherd – through teaching, leading, serving and celebrating the sacraments with the people of the diocese.
Additional information about Bishop-designate Callahan can be found at www.archmil.org/Bishops/Callahan.htm.
A news conference to introduce Bishop-designate William P. Callahan, OFM will be held today at at the
All media are invited to attend this important news conference with the new leadership of the Diocese of La Crosse.
Additional information about the appointment and news conference can be found at www.dioceseoflacrosse.com.