Our Conventual Franciscan auxiliary bishop is whisked away to the see vacated by our new Archbishop.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This morning, Pope Benedict XVI announced that Bishop William Patrick Callahan will be installed as the 10th bishop of the Diocese of La Crosse on August 11, 2010.
We will truly miss Bishop Callahan’s spiritual and administrative leadership. While we are sad to see him leave, we are grateful for his service and know that he will continue to be a blessing for the people of La Crosse, just as he has been a blessing for the faithful in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Since his appointment to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in October of 2007, Bishop Callahan has guided the development and implementation of Vision 21, led the reorganization of the archdiocesan administrative structure, shepherded the completion of the successful Faith In Our Future Capital Campaign, strengthened Catholic education and cemented the success of the Catholic Stewardship Campaign -- just to name a few. There’s no doubt that he has left earned the admiration and respect of the clergy and faithful of the archdiocese.
As he embarks on this new journey, I ask that you pray for Bishop Callahan as well as the people of the Diocese of La Crosse and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Very truly yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki Archbishop of Milwaukee