Friar Named Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee

HNP Communications Franciscan World

MILWAUKEE — Fr. William Patrick Callahan, OFM Conv., has been named as auxiliary bishop of Milwaukee where the Franciscan family is well represented, according to the newsletter of Assumption Province.

“The Capuchins have a long history of service to the poor – especially the African-Americans – in Milwaukee. Assumption Province serves Hispanic Catholics at St. Anthony’s Parish,” the publication’s Nov. 26 issue of Provincial Newsletter said. The Conventuals serve at St. Josaphat Basilica. Among the Franciscan women’s congregations serving in the archdiocese are the Felician Sisters, the School Sisters of St. Francis, and the Hospital Sisters of the Third Order of St. Francis, the Sisters of St. Francis of Assisi.

Photo above:  Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan and Bishop-elect William P. Callahan at the media conference announcing Bishop-elect Callahan’s appointment as an Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee.

The complete article is available through the link to the newsletter.