First Bishop Listecki for Milwaukee

Seven months after Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan left for New York, the Vatican on Saturday announced his successor, naming Bishop Jerome Edward Listecki of La Crosse as the new spiritual leader of Southeastern Wisconsin’s nearly 700,000 Catholics.

Second Bishop Rhoades to South Bend

The Holy See Press Office in Rome issued a statement today announcing the replacement of retiring Bishop John M. D’Arcy. Bishop Kevin C. Rhoades of the Diocese of Harrisburg in Pennsylvania will take over, according to the statement.

I don’t know much about Bishop Rhoades, but I do know this. He was among the 75 Bishops who stood up and denounced Notre Dame for conferring honors on President Obama. Good news, that.

We will see how this all turns out.