Bishop Donald J. Hying. Photo courtesy of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

Bishop Donald J. Hying Appointed to Lead Madison Diocese

He replaces Bishop Morlino, who died Nov. 24, 2018 at St. Mary Hospital in Madison just after suffering a cardiac occasion though undergoing scheduled healthcare tests.

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis Thursday appointed Donald J. Hying the subsequent bishop of Madison, Wis., following the death of Bishop Robert C. Morlino in November.

Hying, 55, has been the bishop of Gary, Ind. considering that 2014. Ahead of that he was an auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, Wisc. for 3 and a half years.

He replaces Bishop Morlino, who died Nov. 24, 2018 at St. Mary Hospital in Madison just after suffering a cardiac occasion though undergoing scheduled healthcare tests. He was 71.

Morlino was installed as the fourth bishop of Madison Aug. 1, 2003. Prior to his time in Madison, he was bishop of Helena.

Bishop Hying was born on Aug. 18, 1963 in West Allis, Wis. He is the youngest of six brothers. He was ordained a priest for the Milwaukee archdiocese in May well 1989 at the age of 25.

He is fluent in Spanish. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history, philosophy and theology from Marquette University and a master’s of divinity degree from St. Francis de Sales Seminary.

From 2007 to 2011 he was the rector of St. Francis de Sales Seminary in Milwaukee.

As bishop of Gary, Hying referred to as the diocese’s initially synod in 2017, following which he outlined the top rated pastoral priorities for the diocese more than the coming years.

In help of these plans, Hying was generating complete visits to every single parish in the diocese throughout 2019.

The Diocese of Madison was established in 1945 and has 104 parishes and 142 diocesan and religious priests.

The diocese has about 285,000 Catholics, which is just more than 27% of the area’s total population.

In the statement announcing the death of Morlino in November, the Diocese of Madison outlined his 3 priorities as bishop. These had been to “increase the quantity and high quality of guys ordained to the diocesan priesthood,” to raise a sense of reverence all through the diocese, and “to challenge Catholic institutions in the diocese to reside out their professed faith in Jesus Christ” with their ministry in the secular realm.

In August 2018, Morlino released a pastoral letter saying the “homosexual subculture” inside the Church was “wreaking good devastation.” He also referred to as for extra Masses of reparation and fasting, and promised to respond firmly to any allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy or seminarians.