- Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Archdiocese of Milwaukee
Location Country Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States Territory The City of Milwaukee and the counties of Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha in the state of Wisconsin Ecclesiastical province Milwaukee Population
Information Denomination Roman Catholic Rite Latin Rite Established November 28, 1843 (Elevated to Archdiocese on February 12, 1875) Cathedral Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist Patron saint St. John the Evangelist Current leadership Pope Benedict XVI Archbishop Archbishop Jerome Edward Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee
Auxiliary Bishop Donald J. Hying Emeritus Bishops Rembert George Weakland, O.S.B.
Archbishop Emeritus of Milwaukee
Richard J. Sklba
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Milwaukee
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee (in pink) within the Ecclesiastical Province of Milwaukee
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is a Roman Catholic archdiocese headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin in the United States. It encompasses the City of Milwaukee, as well as the counties of Dodge, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Racine, Sheboygan, Walworth, Washington and Waukesha, all located in Wisconsin. The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is the metropolitan see of the ecclesiastical province of Milwaukee, which includes the suffragan dioceses of Green Bay, La Crosse, Madison, and Superior. His Excellency, the Most Reverend Archbishop Jerome Edward Listecki is the current Archbishop of Milwaukee.
The Latin title of the archdiocese is Archidioecesis Milvauchiensis, and the corporate title is Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
- 1 History
- 2 Archdiocesan demographics
- 3 Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
- 4 Archbishops, auxiliary bishops, and other bishops
- 5 Basilicas
- 6 Parishes
- 7 Schools
- 8 Ecclesiastical province
- 9 See also
- 10 References
- 11 External links
The Diocese of Milwaukee was erected November 28, 1843 by Pope Gregory XVI. It was elevated to Archdiocese on February 12, 1875 by Pope Pius IX. The Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist is the episcopal see of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.
The Archdiocese of Milwaukee has a membership of 674,736 Catholics in 211 parishes. There are 358 diocesan priests, 343 religious priests, and 166 permanent deacons. Religious orders include 77 brothers and 2,327 women religious.
The archdiocese houses one seminary educating 29 seminarians. It oversees 119 elementary schools, 13 high schools, and five colleges and universities.
Also included in the archdiocese are 11 Catholic hospitals and 8 Catholic cemeteries.
Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Protection
"The Archdiocese of Milwaukee is launching a national advertising campaign to notify sex abuse victims of their deadline to file claims. The archdiocese filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in January after it failed to reach a settlement with two dozen victims of sexual abuse by Catholic clergy."
Archbishops, auxiliary bishops, and other bishops
- John Martin Henni (1844–1881) Died
- Michael Heiss (1881–1890) Died
- Frederick Katzer (1890–1903) Died
- Sebastian Gebhard Messmer (1903–1930) Died
- Samuel Stritch (1930–1940) Appointed Archbishop of Chicago
- Moses E. Kiley (1940–1953) Died
- Albert Gregory Meyer (1953–1958) Appointed Archbishop of Chicago
- William Edward Cousins (1959–1977) Died
- Rembert Weakland, O.S.B. (1977–2002) Retired
- Timothy Dolan (2002–2009) Appointed Archbishop of New York
- Jerome Edward Listecki (2010–present)
- Joseph Maria Koudelka (1911–1913)
- Edward Kozłowski (1913–1915)
- Roman Richard Atkielski (1947–1969)
- Leo Joseph Brust (1969–1991)
- Richard J. Sklba (1979–2010)
- William P. Callahan, O.F.M. Conv. (2007–2010); named Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse by Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, June 11, 2010
- Donald J. Hying (2011-present)
Bishops who once were priests of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee
The following men began their service as priests in Milwaukee before being appointed bishops elsewhere:
- Raphael Michael Fliss, later became Bishop of Superior, Wisconsin
- Jerome J. Hastrich, later became Bishop of Gallup, New Mexico
- James Michael Harvey, Archbishop, Prefect of the Papal Household
- Aloisius Joseph Muench, later became Bishop of Fargo, North Dakota
- Joseph Perry, later became auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Chicago, Illinois
- Basilica of St. Josaphat, Milwaukee
- Holy Hill National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians, a minor basilica, Hubertus, Wisconsin
- See List of Schools in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Milwaukee
- Polish Cathedral style churches
- Sexual abuse scandal in Catholic archdiocese of Milwaukee
- ^ Archdiocese Facts
- ^ Milwaukee (Archdiocese) [Catholic-Hierarchy]
- ^ Archdiocese Facts
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- ^ Archbishop Sebastian Gebhard Messmer [Catholic-Hierarchy]
- ^ Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Former Archbishops: Bishop Messmer
- ^ Archbishop Moses Elias Kiley [Catholic-Hierarchy]
- ^ Archdiocese of Milwaukee - Former Archbishops: Bishop Kiley
- Archdiocese of Milwaukee
- "Milwaukee". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company. 1913.
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