Statement of Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan on the appointment of Bishop Jerome Listecki as Archbishop of Milwaukee.

"For the last nine months, since my appointment as Archbishop of New York, I have daily asked our Lord to send a happy, holy, humble new archbishop to the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.  Today my prayer is simply: “thank you, Lord!”  Pope Benedict XVI has chosen wisely.  Bishop Jerome Listecki is a good friend, and a most effective, generous, faithful, joyful shepherd.  I feel bad for the Diocese of La Crosse, but rejoice with my beloved people of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee!  Sorry, Gerry, that I did not leave the archdiocese in better shape, but I was counting on being there a lot longer!  You’ve got some of the greatest clergy, sisters, and people in the Church … and now they’ve got one of the best archbishops anywhere!  (P.S. In the confidential file in the safe is the list of my favorite fish fries)."

+Timothy M. Dolan

Archbishop of New York