Archbishops and bishops

Pope names Dallas bishop head of new office for laity, family, life

Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of the Diocese of Dallas spoke at an interfaith prayer vigil at Thanksgiving Square in Dallas July 8. Bishop Farrell was appointed to direct the Vatican's new office for laity, family and life.

VATICAN CITY -- Pope Francis has named Bishop Kevin J. Farrell of Dallas to head the Vatican's new office for laity, family and life.

The Dublin-born bishop will celebrate his 69th birthday Sept. 2, the day after the new Vatican office officially begins its work.

Moral Leadership in Action: All Lives Really Do Matter

As a citizen of this country, as a Catholic Priest and Bishop, and as an African-American, I am deeply distressed by the recent violent eruptions of the racial divide in the United States. Last week, I served as the Catholic Chaplain during Week Three of the nine-week summer session at the historic Chautauqua Institution. Moral Leadership in Action was the week's theme.

Bishop Rice gets thanks for personable style, faithfully serving God

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Bishop Edward Rice will be heading south to become the Bishop of the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.  A Mass of Thanksgiving was held at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Louis.  It was attended by friends and family of the Bishop.  "You are all pieces of the mosaic of my life," he said during his homily. Before entering Mass he joked with Father David Milsocia, Father Charles Sampson and Father Raymond Buehler.

Bishop Edward Rice's personable, relaxed style and his example of faithfully serving God and His people were on display at a Mass May 24 in which Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Catholics bid him farewell and thanked him for his years of service to the archdiocese. He's headed to southern Missouri to lead the Springfield-Cape Girardeau Diocese.

Be shepherds concerned only for God and others, pope tells U.S. bishops

Pope Francis addressed bishops at St. Matthew's Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

WASHINGTON -- Acknowledging the real challenges and burdens the
U.S. bishops face in their ministry, Pope Francis shared with them his
own experience as a pastor and urged them to keep their eyes focused on
Jesus and their hearts open to others.

"Woe to us," he said, "if
we make of the cross a banner of worldly struggles and fail to realize
that the price of lasting victory is allowing ourselves to be wounded
and consumed."

The 78-year-old pope met the U.S. bishops Sept. 23
in Washington's Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle for midday prayer.

Springfield-Cape Girardeau bishop named to lead Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese

Bishop James V. Johnston of Springfield-Cape Girardeau is seen in this undated photo. Pope Francis has named Bishop Johnston the new bishop of Kansas City-St. Joseph..

With "great delight and appreciation," Archbishop Robert J. Carlson greeted Pope Francis' appointment of Bishop James V. Johnston to lead the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph.

Bishop Johnston, 55, will be the seventh man installed in that post, with the installation set for Nov. 4. He'll succeed Bishop Robert W. Finn, who resigned in April. Bishop Johnston became Springfield-Cape Girardeau bishop in March 2008, 15 months before Archbishop Carlson's installation in the St. Louis archdiocese.

Three new auxiliary bishops ordained for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles

Los Angeles Archbishop Jose H. Gomez handed the Book of the Gospels to Auxiliary Bishop Robert E. Barron at his episcopal ordination Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES -- Three new auxiliary bishops have been ordained to help shepherd the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, the largest in the United States.

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez, together with Chicago Archbishop Blase J. Cupich and retired Auxiliary Bishop Joseph M. Sartoris of Los Angeles, ordained Bishops Robert E. Barron, Joseph V. Brennan and David G. O'Connell to the episcopacy Sept. 8 at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels.

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