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President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Statement on the Death of President George H.W. Bush

WASHINGTON--Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, has issued the following statement on the passing of President George Herbert Walker Bush.

Cardinal DiNardo’s full statement follows: 

“We join with people across the nation as we mourn the passing of President George H.W. Bush. We remember with gratitude this great man who spent his life selflessly in service of his country. With an unwavering commitment to building bridges of peace and ensuring our nation's freedoms, he also inspired many as a devoted husband, father and family patriarch.   

On behalf of my brother bishops of the United States, we pray for the repose of the soul of our forty-first president as we remember a life well lived.  

We also offer our deepest sympathy and prayers for his bereaved family and all those who mourn his passing. May you find peace and comfort in the consoling love of Jesus Christ.”

Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, President George H.W. Bush, forty-first President, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo


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Prayers for Jayme Closs

The family of 13-year-old Jayme Closs, abducted from her Barron home last month, is asking for prayers, said Patty Gerber, parish director for the Closs family’s parish cluster of St. Peter, Cameron; St. Boniface, Chetek; Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Strickland; and St. Joseph, Barron.

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A fun and prayerful Advent

Parishes across the Diocese of Superior and beyond are hosting Advent events in anticipation of Christ’s coming.

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Financial controls: Acting as good stewards

During late October and early November, the Diocese of Superior’s Department of Finance head Larry French offered 10 seminars – two in each deanery – presenting best practices for internal controls.

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Opioids abuse: Tackling an unprejudiced and unprecedented crisis

Fewer than 100 Wisconsin residents died from taking prescription opioids, benzodiazepines, heroin and cocaine in the year 2000. By 2016, the number had spiked to 1,352 deaths, 42 percent of them due to prescription opioid use.

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Medford students learn from veterans

On Nov. 12, Holy Rosary School, Medford, celebrated the veterans who have served this country. They invited all families in the school who are serving or have served in the military to join the celebration.

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Teens go on retreat

Missionary of the Word Sr. Bernadette is pictured with chaperones and Somerset youth after a rosary walk at the Nov. 9-11 discipleship weekend retreat at Crosswoods Camp in Mason; 85 diocesan high school-aged leaders attended the retreat.

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El Papa Francisco Nombra al Obispo Auxiliar de Austin como el Nuevo Obispo de Monterey

WASHINGTON— El Papa Francisco nombró al Obispo Auxiliar de Austin, TX, el Reverendísimo Daniel E. García, como el nuevo Obispo de Monterey, CA.  

El nombramiento fue publicado en Washington hoy martes 27 de noviembre de 2018 por el Arzobispo Christophe Pierre, Nuncio Apostólico en los Estados Unidos.

El Obispo García nació el 30 de agosto de 1960 en Cameron, Texas. Él obtuvo una Licenciatura en Artes en el Seminario de Saint Mary's en la Universidad de St. Thomas en 1984 y más tarde completó sus estudios de Maestría en Divinidad en Saint Mary's en 1988. En 2007, obtuvo una Maestría en Artes en Estudios Litúrgicos en la Escuela de Teología de Saint John.

El Reverendísimo García fue ordenado sacerdote para la Diócesis de Austin el 28 de mayo de 1988. Desde entonces, ha servido en las parroquias de St. Catherine de Siena, Cristo Rey, St. Louis y St. Vincent de Paul, todas en Austin. También sirvió tres años en la Arquidiócesis de Galveston-Houston en la parroquia St. Mary Magdalene en Humble, Texas. En la Diócesis de Austin, se ha desempeñado como decano y miembro de la Junta de Personal de los Sacerdotes, el Colegio de Consultores y la Comisión Litúrgica Diocesana, así como miembro y presidente del Consejo Presbiteral.

El 21 de enero de 2015, el Papa Francisco lo nombró Obispo Auxiliar de la Diócesis de Austin, el primer obispo auxiliar en la historia de esa diócesis, así como Obispo Titular de Capsus. Fue ordenado obispo el 3 de marzo de 2015.

El obispo García se desempeña actualmente como Presidente del Subcomité de Adoración en Español de la Conferencia de Obispos Católicos de Estados Unidos (USCCB). También es miembro del Comité de Divina Adoración; del Comité de Comunicaciones y Consultor del Subcomité de Asuntos Hispanos de la USCCB.
El Obispo Daniel García ha sido nombrado Obispo de la Diócesis de Monterey luego de la muerte del obispo Richard García el 11 de julio de 2018, debido a complicaciones de la enfermedad de Alzheimer con la que había sido diagnosticado el pasado abril.
La Diócesis de Monterey abarca 21.916 millas cuadradas en California, con una población total de 1.048.237 personas, de las cuales 209.650 ó el 20 por ciento, son católicas.

Palabras clave: Papa Francisco, Christophe Pierre, Nuncio Apostólico, Obispo Daniel D. García, Obispo Richard J. García, Diócesis de Monterey.

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Pope Francis Names Auxiliary Bishop to Lead Diocese of Monterey

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named the auxiliary bishop of Austin, the Most Reverend Daniel E. Garcia, as the new Bishop of Monterey.  

The appointment was publicized in Washington on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States.

Bishop Garcia was born August 30, 1960 in Cameron, Texas. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Saint Mary's Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in 1984. He completed his Master of Divinity studies at Saint Mary's in 1988. In 2007, he earned a Master of Arts in Liturgical Studies from the Saint John’s School of Theology.  

He was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Austin on May 28, 1988. Since then, he has served at the parishes of St. Catherine of Siena, Cristo Rey, St. Louis, and St. Vincent de Paul, all in Austin. He also served three years in the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston at St. Mary Magdalene Parish in Humble, Texas. In the Diocese of Austin, he has served as a dean and as a member of the Priests' Personnel Board, the College of Consultors, and the Diocesan Liturgical Commission, as well as a member and chairman of the Presbyteral Council.

On January 21, 2015, Pope Francis appointed him as Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Austin, the first auxiliary bishop in the history of the diocese, as well as Titular Bishop of Capsus. He was ordained a bishop on March 3, 2015.

Bishop Garcia currently serves as Chairman of the USCCB Subcommittee on Worship in Spanish. He is a member of the USCCB Committee on Divine Worship and the USCCB Committee on Communications, as well as a consultant to the USCCB Subcommittee on Hispanic Affairs.

Bishop Daniel Garcia has been named bishop following the death of Bishop Richard Garcia of Monterey on July 11, 2018, due to complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was diagnosed with the disease in April 2018.

The Diocese of Monterey is comprised of 21,916 square miles in California with a total population of 1,048,237 of which 209,650 or 20 percent, are Catholic.  


Keywords: Pope Francis, Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio, Bishop Daniel D. Garcia, Bishop Richard J. Garcia, Diocese of Monterey


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WASHINGTON—Following the tragic shooting yesterday in Chicago, Illinois, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops issued a statement calling for prayers and steps to curb gun violence.

The full statement of Cardinal DiNardo follows:

"Yesterday, at a place which should be a center of healing, a police officer, a doctor and a pharmaceutical resident lost their lives in a senseless act of gun violence. The shooting was carried out at Mercy Hospital on the south side of Chicago. We entrust to Almighty God the victims and their loved ones and for the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe. May her love and compassion embrace and bring comfort to those who sorrow.

Again, we must ask the question how a person capable of such violence was able to obtain a firearm to carry out this heinous act. In our desire to help promote a culture of life, we bishops will continue to ask that public policies be supported to enact reasonable gun measures to help curb this pervasive plague of gun violence. Our prayers are with the staff of Mercy Hospital and the people of the Archdiocese of Chicago as they continue God’s healing work.”
Keywords: United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, Our Lady of Guadalupe, Archdiocese of Chicago, violence, Mercy Hospital, prayers, healing
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