The Holy Father has appointed Bishop Kevin W. Vann as the bishop of the diocese of Orange, in California. You may have been hearing of that diocese recently, as they purchased the “Crystal Cathedral” from the Robert Schuller ministries this past year, and it will become the new cathedral for the diocese.
Bishop Vann first obtained a degree in Medical Technology, then became a seminarian in 1976. He did his theology at Kenrick Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri and was ordained a priest in May, 1981. He was ordained a bishop in 2005 and until now has been the bishop of the diocese of Ft. Worth.
Congratulations, Diocese of Orange!