On the Issues: The Most Rev. Jerome Listecki


The Most Rev. Jerome Listecki, Archbishop of Milwaukee — On this date, six years ago, Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan was named Archbishop of New York. Now a Cardinal, Dolan was succeeded by Archbishop Jerome Listecki, who marks his fifth anniversary in Milwaukee in January. Listecki has seen a number of changes since his installment here. Appointed by Pope Benedict, Listecki now serves under a new pontiff, Pope Francis. Popes John XXIII and John Paul II are now saints. The largest Catholic university in the area, Marquette, is now run by a layperson, Dr. Michael R. Lovell. And while it hasn’t put the issue to rest, the Milwaukee archdiocese has released thousands of documents detailing its previous handling of the clergy sex-abuse scandal. It has also filed for bankruptcy. But what about the future? What do the next 15-20 years look like for the Archdiocese? Join us for a discussion with Archbishop Jerome Listecki about his faith, his tenure in Milwaukee, and the road going forward.


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