Grant Emmel: Named Vice-Chancellor for diocese
MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has named Grant Emmel Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese of Madison effective September 5.
Emmel has been serving as Executive Assistant to the Bishop since June of 2005. In his new position, he will be working with Chancellor Kevin R. Phelan, primarily in the diocesan strategic planning process [see article above].
"Grant has a process and analytical background that will be invaluable to our strategic planning process," said Phelan. "Grant's proven track record with information technology will also help us to evaluate and streamline our infrastructure and insure we invest in cost efficient technologies in the future.
"Having worked closely with Bishop Morlino, Grant is in a unique position to help us move forward with both the Pastoral Center reorganization and the diocesan strategic planning process," said Phelan. Full story ...
Brent King: New Communications Director and Assistant to the Bishop
MADISON -- Bishop Robert C. Morlino has announced that Brent M. King will be the new Director of Communications and Executive Assistant to the Bishop for the Diocese of Madison effective September 5.
"I am very excited about having Brent King serve in the diocese," said Bishop Morlino. "I have worked with him professionally and I know him personally. I think he will bring many gifts and talents to our diocese."
King has served as Director of Communications for the Diocese of Kalamazoo, Mich., since 2002. He has also been editor of the diocesan newspaper and chief computer technician for the Diocese of Kalamazoo. Full story ...
Holy Hill: Named Minor Basilica
MILWAUKEE -- Pope Benedict XVI has granted Minor Basilica status to Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians.
The announcement was made by Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan during a special Mass on Sunday, July 16, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the arrival of the Discalced Carmelite Friars to Holy Hill.
The status means the nationally acclaimed church will be referred to as The Basilica of Holy Hill, National Shrine of Mary, Help of Christians. Currently they are 56 minor basilicas in the United States, including The Basilica of Saint Josaphat, 2333 S. 6th St., Milwaukee, named a Minor Basilica by Pope Pius XI in 1929. Full story ...