Thursday, November 10, 2005

New Bishop for Sioux City

I think this is the first "ordinary" appointed by Pope Benedict in the
United States.

From Vatican Information Service:

Msgr. Ralph Walker Nickless, vicar general and pastor of the parish of
Our Lady of Fatima in the archdiocese of Denver, U.S.A., as bishop of
Sioux City (area 37,587, population 468,549, Catholics 94,186, priests
150, permanent deacons 36, religious 86), U.S.A. The bishop-elect was
born in Denver in 1947 and ordained a priest in 1973.


  1. Again our loss is a gain for a diocese east of here - witness Abp. Gomez of San Antonio and Bp. Aquila of Fargo.

    I hope this means a new auxiliary in Denver soon.

  2. Gregg

    I'm in the Fargo Diocese. Bishop Aquila has been good, but...

    I attend this beautiful church in Warsaw, ND. It needs to be seen to understand its beauty and it has a Communion Rail.

    We used it for awhile about a year or so ago.

    News of that got to Fargo, and the practice has been discontinued.

    Meanwhile in another local area parish, a drum set is used at every Mass.

    Thus we can use drums but not a Communion Rail in our Diocese.


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