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Archbishop Daniel Resigns

While this web site exists to show Indiana Catholic “History”, sometimes that history is right around the corner. And so it is with today’s news that Archbishop Daniel Buechlein is resigning as Archbishop of Indianapolis.

Archbishop Buechlein, our 11th bishop in the succession of Servant of God, Simon Brute. Here is is his ‘history’ from Wikipedia:

Daniel Buechlein was born in Jasper, Indiana, to Carl and Rose (née Blessinger) Buechlein, and made his solemn profession as a Benedictine monk on August 15, 1963. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1964 at St. Meinrad Archabbey. In August 1971 he was named President-Rector of the Saint Meinrad School of Theology. He assumed the post of President-Rector of Saint Meinrad College, in addition to his other duties, in 1982.

On January 20, 1987, Buechlein was appointed the third Bishop of Memphis, Tennessee, by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on the following March 2 from Archbishop Thomas Cajetan Kelly, OP, with Archbishops James Stafford and Edward O’Meara serving as co-consecrators. Buechlein was installed as the Memphis ordinary on the same day.

He later returned to Indiana upon being named the fifth Archbishop of Indianapolis on July 14, 1992; Buechlein was installed as such by Archbishop Agostino Cacciavillan on September 9 of that same year. In 1995 he was appointed Co-moderator of the Disciples of Christ-Roman Catholic International Dialogue, and as a consultor to the Congregation for the Clergy in the Roman Curia in 2003.

You can also look at the Criterion’s Biography and the Catholic Hierarchy website.

Ironically, it was just a little over a week ago (September 9th) that the Archbishop celebrated the 19th anniversary of his installation as the Archbishop.

Our prayers and thoughts go with you Archbishop Daniel!


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