The Holy Father this morning has appointed Msgr. Robert Gruss bishop of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Rev. Donald J. Hying auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee.
Msgr. Gruss is a 55 year old priest from the diocese of Davenport. He was ordained a priest in 1994, after previously being an pilot instructor. He entered the seminary at a later date, attended St. Ambrose University in Davenport and later the North American College in Rome studying at the Angelicum in that city. Since 2010 he has been the rector of the cathedral in Davenport.
Rev. Donald Hying was born in 1963 in Wisconsin and studied at Marquette University in Milwaukee, later studying at St. Francis de Sales Seminary and finally at the University of St. Mary of the Lake in Mundelein, Illinois. He has held various positions in the archdiocese of Milwaukee. He was ordained a priest in 1989.
Congratulations, archdiocese of Milwaukee and diocese of Rapid City.