Thursday, June 28, 2007

Father Peter Christensen of Nativity of Our Lord in St Paul is Bishop of Superior

Father Peter F. Christensen has been appointed as the Bishop of Superior, Wisconsin.

Father Christensen, born in Pasadena, CA, in 1952, was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St Paul and Minneapolis in 1985 and has been pastor of the parish of The Nativity of Our Lord in the Macalester-Groveland area of St Paul since 1999. Bio from the Nativity Web Site

Bishop Raphael Fliss of Superior was born in Milwaukee in 1930 and ordained in that same city in 1956. He was appointed Co-Adjustor Bishop of Superior in 1979 and Bishop of that city in 1985. He will be 77 in October and submitted his retirement letter to the Pope almost two years ago.

Bishop-Elect Christensen interview with Superior Catholic Herald

Pioneer Press Article

Catholic Spirit Article


Terry Nelson said...

This is absolutely no lie. When Fr. Peter became pastor of Nativity - he can tell you this - I told him he was going to be a bishop one day - and he laughed at me and said that was impossible, etc. Now he is. (Natural dedcution my dear Watson - nothing mystical!) I'm serious though - and Fr. Peter was convinced it couldn't happen.

You better start listening to me Mr. Man! Make fun of me all you want about Aquilla - you and your little dogs too!

Terry Nelson said...

Forgot my smiley face and LOL! for that comment.

Terry Nelson said...

Ray, I posted some rather disturbing news - I don't know if you should post it or not - here is the link:

Bob Leibowitz said...

For more on Fr. Peter Christensen's nomination, see
"Soon to be: His Eminence, Bishop Peter F. Christensen"

Scroll down a few stories.

Anonymous said...

So who will be the next pastor at good old Nativity of our Lord?

Unknown said...

There certainly are several thousand people concerned and praying about that decision.

I know I am.

Anonymous said...

Patrick Hipwell, from IHM, Mtka

Unknown said...

I hope you're right, Anon., or otherwise I'm going to have a lot of egg on my face tomorrow morning.

But if you're right, thanks a bunch!