Previous Bishops

The Most Rev. James V. Johnston, Jr., DD, JCL

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— Jan. 24, 2008 – Nov. 4, 2015

Read: Pastoral Letter on the Consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary here
Read: Pastoral Letter on the Sacred Liturgy and Liturgical Norms here

Leibrecht

The Most Rev. John J. Leibrecht, DD, PhD — Oct. 23, 1984 – Jan. 24, 2008

Read: Sharing God’s Life Together—Being Catholic in the Bible Belt here

Diocesan History-The Diocese Today 1984-2007

Law

His Eminence Bernard Cardinal Law, DD — Oct. 22, 1973 – Jan. 23, 1984

Diocesan History-Challenges Met 1973-1984

 

Baum

His Eminence William Cardinal Baum, STD — Feb. 18, 1970 – May 9, 1973

Diocesan History-Shaping the Future 1970-1973

 

Strecker

The Most Rev. Ignatius J. Strecker, DD, STD — April 7, 1962 – Sept. 10, 1969

Diocesan History-Vatican II Perspectives 1962-1969

 

Helmsing

The Most Rev. Charles H. Helmsing, DD — Aug. 24, 1956 – Jan. 27, 1962

Read: ‘On Directing Our Intentions,’ First pastoral gives blueprint of diocese here

Diocesan History—A New Diocese 1956-1962

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