31 October 2005

Bishop Sahagún López Died

Bishop Antonio Sahagún López, Bishop Emeritus of Linares and Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Guadalajara, México, has died. He served as a bishop for 39 years and a priest for 62 years. May he rest in peace.

28 October 2005

Gatineau-Hull becomes Gatineau

The Archdiocese of Gatineau-Hull has changed its name to the Archdiocese of Gatineau. The boundaries and ordinary have not changed. The archdiocese is in the province of Québec, Canada.

27 October 2005

25 October 2005

Bishop Tommasiello Died

Bishop Francesco Tommasiello, Bishop of Teano-Calvi, Italy, has died. He had been serving in that role for 16 years and a priest for 46 years.

Research Road Trip


Just wanted to let ya'll know that I'll be on the road through Thursday. I'll be doing research related to the website at Conception Abbey's library. Unfortunately I won't be able to update the main website until I return.

I should also note that generally items are posted on this blog before the updates to the main website are ready (but only after the changes are officially announced). So for the first hour or two, the links to new bishops might not work and the info on the main site might be out of date.


Buccolini retired, Romanin named Río Gallegos Bishop

Bishop Alejandro Antonio Buccolini, S.D.B. retired and Bishop-elect Juan Carlos Romanin, S.D.B. was named Bishop of Río Gallegos, Argentina. Bishop Buccolini had been serving as bishop for 13 years.

McGough named Birmingham Auxiliary

Bishop-elect David Christopher McGough was named Auxiliary Bishop of Birmingham, England and titular bishop of Chunavia. He had been serving as a priest of the same archdiocese.

24 October 2005

Ruiseco Vieira resigned, Jiménez Carvajal Succeeded as Cartagena Archbishop

Archbishop Carlos José Ruiseco Vieira resigned and Archbishop Jorge Enrique Jiménez Carvajal, C.I.C.M. succeeded him as Archbishop of Cartagena, Colombia. Archbishop Ruiseco Vieira had been serving in that role for 22 years. Archbishop Jiménez Carvajal had been serving as Coadjutor of the same archdiocese.

22 October 2005

Nourrichard named Evreux Coadjutor

Bishop-elect Christian Nourrichard was named Coadjutor Bishop of Evreux, France. Bishop Jacques Louis Antoine Marie David remains the ordinary of the diocese. Bishop-elect Nourrichard had been serving as Vicar General of the archdiocese of Rouen.

19 October 2005

Ortiz Mondragón named Cuautitlán Bishop

Bishop Guillermo Rodrigo Teodoro Ortiz Mondragón was named Bishop of Cuautitlán, México. The diocese had been vacant since the death of Bishop Manuel Samaniego Barriga in June. Bishop Ortiz Mondragón had been serving as an Auxiliary Bishop of México.

18 October 2005

Mayugba named Lingayen-Dagupan Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Renato Pine Mayugba was named Auxiliary Bishop of Lingayen-Dagupan, Philippines and titular bishop of Centuriones. He had been serving as a priest of the same archdiocese.

17 October 2005

Santucci retired, Scotti named Trivento Bishop

Bishop Antonio Santucci retired and Bishop-elect Domenico Angelo Scotti was named Bishop of Trivento, Italy. Bishop Santucci had been serving as Bishop for 20 years. Bishop-elect Scotti had been serving as vicar general of the archdiocese of Chieti-Vasto.

16 October 2005

Technology Test - Footer to Menu

I've been experimenting with a way to replace the old page footer on the main website pages with a new menu scheme. The purpose is simple: to make navigation easier, especially for the first time or infrequent visitor.

I've got a test page ready and I would really appreciate any feedback ya'll might have. The easiest way to send feedback is through the form on the main website. (Be sure to include the OS and browser you are using to help me track down the bugs :-)


Fürer retired as Sankt Gallen Bishop

Bishop Ivo Fürer retired as Bishop of Sankt Gallen, Switzerland. He had served in that office since 1995.

15 October 2005

Cardinal Caprio Died

Giuseppe Cardinal Caprio, Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria della Vittoria, has died. He had been serving as a priest for 66 years, a bishop for 44 years, and a cardinal for 26 years. May he rest in peace.

Urcey named Chota Prelate

Bishop-elect Fortunato Pablo Urcey, O.A.R. was named Prelate of Chota, Peru. The territorial prelature had been vacant since Bishop José Carmelo Martínez Lázaro, O.A.R. was named Bishop of Cajamarca just over a year ago.

Solórzano Pérez named Matagalpa Bishop

Bishop Jorge Solórzano Pérez was named Bishop of Matagalpa, Nicaragua. The diocese had been vacant since Leopoldo José Brenes Solórzano was named Archbishop of Managua in April. Bishop Solórzano Pérez had been serving as an Auxiliary Bishop of Managua since 2000.

Ramírez Sánchez retired, Morales Sánchez named Huautla Prelate

Bishop Hermenegildo Ramírez Sánchez, M.J. retired and Bishop-elect Héctor Luis Morales Sánchez was named Prelate of Huautla, Mexico. Bishop Ramírez Sánchez had been serving as Prelate since 1975. Bishop-elect Morales Sánchez had been serving as a priest in the diocese of Ciudad Valles.

11 October 2005

Bishop Wycislo Died

Bishop Aloysius John Wycislo, Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA, has died. He was the oldest living bishop in the USA. He was 97 - having served as a priest for 71 years and as a bishop for 45 years. He had retired in 1983. May he rest in peace.

Hauke named Erfurt Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Reinhard Hauke was named Auxiliary Bishop of Erfurt, Germany and titular bishop of Flumenpiscense. He had been serving as a priest of the same diocese.

10 October 2005

Wood named Durban Auxiliary

Bishop-elect Barry Wood, O.M.I. was named Auxiliary Bishop of Durban, South Africa and titular bishop of Babra. Bishop-elect Wood had been serving as Vicar General of the same archdiocese.

Nxumalo named Bloemfontein Archbishop

Archbishop-desginate Jabulani Adatus Nxumalo, O.M.I. was named Archbishop of Bloemfontein, South Africa. The archdiocese had been vacant since Archbishop Buti Joseph Tlhagale, O.M.I. was named Archbishop of Johannesburg in April, 2003. Archbishop-designate Nxumalo had been serving as an Auxiliary Bishop of Durban for 3 years.

09 October 2005

Archbishop Mbogha Died

Archbishop Charles Kambale Mbogha, Archbishop of Bukavu, Congo (Dem. Rep.), has died. He had been serving as a bishop for 15 years. May he rest in peace.

07 October 2005

Bishop do Amaral Died

Bishop Alberto Cosme do Amaral, Bishop Emeritus of Leiria-Fátima, Portugal, has died. He had retired in 1993 after serving as a bishop for 28 years. May he rest in peace.

Why a Blog?

I suppose now that you've found this blog your first question would be why a blog?

For the moment its yet another technology experiment related to the Catholic-Hierarchy website. Its goal is to replace the RSS feed currently found on that site. The content will be substantially the same as that feed. (You may note that I have back filled the blog with the last couple of months of entries from the RSS feed.)

For users the main advantages are not having to mess with an RSS reader to view recent updates and having an easy to access archive. For me its a much easier way to provide the same information - the old method required manually editing an XML file.

Feel free to provide feedback via the form on the website (its operational again!)

06 October 2005

Archbishop Ettore Cunial Died

Archbishop Ettore Cunial, Vice-Chamberlain Emeritus, has died. He was the oldest bishop in the world - just 6 weeks from turning 100. He had served as an archbishop for 52 years and as a priest for 76 years. May he rest in peace.
Bishop Antoine Nguyên Van Thien, Bishop Emeritus of Vinh Long, Viêt Nam now becomes the oldest living bishop.
Lists of the Oldest and Youngest living bishops are available on the main website.

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