They are taking all our bishops!
November 24, 2014
CNS photo/L'Osservatore Romano
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
This morning, Pope Francis announced that Bishop Donald J. Hying has been appointed as the 4th Bishop of the Diocese of Gary, Indiana. His installation will take place on January 6, 2015.
We will truly miss Bishop Hying’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 Gary, just as he has been a blessing for the faithful in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Since his appointment as an auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in May, 2011, Bishop Hying has demonstrated his unceasing commitment to evangelization in southeastern Wisconsin. He has also worked tirelessly in support of youth and adult Catholic organizations and has been a living example and compassionate advocate for the sanctity of life. There’s no doubt that he has earned the admiration and respect of the clergy and faithful of the archdiocese. He is truly a fitting successor for the retiring Bishop Dale Melczek.
As he embarks on this new journey, I ask that you pray for Bishop Hying as well as for the people of the Diocese of Gary and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
Very truly yours in Christ,
Most Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee
Bp. Hying is an absolute gem. He will be greatly missed!
I will update this post as the day goes.
via CreamCity: Vatican press release
Rocco Palmo: Pope Ships Milwaukee's Don to Gary
According to the Gary website, Hying's new charge currently has nine seminarians, including two transitional deacons.Wowza!
Welcome to the IN Catholic province, Bishop Don Hying, newly named bishop of Gary, IN and happy retirement to... http://t.co/rTEIAzbUrY
— Bp Christopher Coyne (@bishopcoyne) November 24, 2014
You may remember also this from last week: Bishop Donald Hying Film Debut on December 8th at the Majestic Theater. Might be a good opportunity to wish him well after Mass on the Immaculate Conception.
Looking to see what kind of bishop you are getting?
Check out video of the Milwaukee @40daysforlife procession with Bishop Donald Hying! https://t.co/eQw4aUCcRO #prolife #Milwaukee #Catholic
— Pro-Life Wisconsin (@ProLifeWI) November 19, 2014
Update: MkeCathHerald: Bishop Hying appointed to lead Diocese of Gary, In.
Bishop Hying said he’s ready to answer the call to his new position, according to the release.
“I am humbled, honored and excited to embrace the call to serve the church in the Diocese of Gary, Indiana,” he said. “I am grateful to the Holy Father for his confidence and appointment, and I look forward to coming to know and love the people of God there.”