A Penitent Blogger

Mindful of my imperfections, seeking to know Truth more deeply and to live Love more fully.

Quid sum miser tunc dicturus? Quem patronum rogaturus? Cum vix iustus sit securus?
Recordare, Iesu pie, Quod sum causa tuae viae: Ne me perdas illa die...

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

He returns again to Milwaukee... as a Bishop

His first assignment was as an Assistant Pastor there. Then he was assigned to a job for his Province and later to parish work in Peoria.

Over a decade later he was back at the same parish in Milwaukee, this time as Rector. He served there for another decade before he was sent to counsel young men studying for the priesthood in Rome.

And now, he's coming back to Milwaukee...

The Holy Father has named Father William Patrick Callahan, O.F.M Conv., to be Auxiliary Bishop of Milwaukee. He had been serving as a Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Bishop-elect Callahan was born in June, 1950 in Chicago, where he would attend St. Mary of Perpetual Help elementary school. From 1964 to 1968 he studies at St. Mary Minor Seminary in Crystal Lake, Illinois and then entered the Novitiate for the Conventual Franciscans’ Province of St. Bonaventure in Lake Forest, Illinois. He made his first profession August 11, 1970. From 1970 to 1973 he took courses at Chicago’s Loyola University where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Radio and Television Communication. From 1973 to 1976 he studied at the University of St. Michael’s College at the University of Toronto where he obtained a Master of Theology degree.

Bishop-elect Callahan was ordained a priest on April 30, 1977. He then served in the following positions: Parochial Vicar at the Basilica of Saint Josaphat in Milwaukee from 1977 to 1978; Director of Vocations for the Province of St. Bonaventure from 1978 to 1984; Parochial Vicar of Holy Family parish in Peoria, Illinois from 1984 to 1987 and then Pastor of that same parish from 1987 to 1994. In 1994 he returned to Milwaukee’s Basilica of St. Josaphat, this time as Rector, serving until 2005 when he was named to be a Spiritual Director at the Pontifical North American College in Rome.

Ad multos annos.