Congratulations, Diocese of Lincoln!

The Holy Father announced today at noon Rome time that he has accepted the resignation of Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz and has appointed Bishop James D. Conley to succeed him.

I had the pleasure of hearing Bishop Conley speak earlier this year at the annual Courage conference at Mount St. Mary’s University in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

Bishop Conley was born in 1955 in Kansas City, Missouri. He attended the University of Kansas obtaining a BA degree in English literature. He then converted to Catholicism, being baptized in 1975. He went on to study for the priesthood, first at St. Pius X Seminary in Erlanger, Kentucky, later at Mount St. Mary’s in Emmitsburg and finally at the Alphonsianum in Rome.

He was ordained a priest for the diocese of Wichita in 1985, ordained a bishop in 2008. He was appointed first auxiliary bishop of Denver, later becoming its apostolic administrator. He speaks English, and knows Italian, Spanish and Latin.

Congratulations, Diocese of Lincoln!

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