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The Message Monthly -- for Catholics of Southwestern Indiana August 7, 199 The archbishop and bishops of Indiana: Brief biographies By PAUL R. LEINGANG, Message Editor The Roman Catholic Church uses terms m some familiar, some not so familiar -- to describe various geographical areas. Diocese is the standard term for a territorial division of the Church entrusted to a bishop. A diocese is usually limited to a definite terri- tory so that it comprises all the faithful who inhabit that territory. Province is a defined geographic area containing an archdiocese, or metropolitan see, and at least one diocese, or suffragen see. See is taken from the Latin word, sedes (seat} and is used to denote a diocese or ecclesiastical district. The term Holy See is reserv.ed to the diocese of Rome whose bishop is the pope. The Diocese of Evansville is a suffragan see in the Province of In- dianapolis. The province includes all of the state of Indiana. Other suffragen sees in the province are the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend, the Diocese of Gary, and the Diocese of Lafayette. The metro- r politansee is the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The archbishop of the archdiocese has no direct powers over the suffragen sees, but does have limited advisory and appellate author- ty and obligations. II L III I I I I Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein, O.S.B., is a native of Jasper. He is 54. He attended St. Mein- rad Seminary and the International Benedictine University of Sant' Anselmo, Rome, Italy. He made his solemn profession as a Benedic- tine Monk of St. Meinrad Archabbey on Aug. 15, 1963; he was ordained a priest May 3, 1964. He served St. Meinrad as teacher, administrator and President-Rector. He was ordained Bishop of Memphis on March 2, 1987. He is a member of several NCCB committees and chairman of the NCCB Committee on Priestly Formation. He will be installed as Archbishop of Indianapolis on Sept. 9, Bishop William Leo Higi of Anderson, Ind., was or- dained a priest in 1959 for the Diocese of Lafayette. He has a Master of Education degree from Xavier Univer- sity, Cincinnati. He served his diocese as a parish priest, as Notary for the Matrimonial Tribunal, as Secretary to Bishop John Carberry, Vice-Chancellor, Executive Secretary of the Diocesan Assembly, Chancellor, and Vicar-General. In January 1984, he was appointed Administrator of the Diocese of Lafayette in Indiana. On June 6, 1984, he was ordained and installed as bishop. Bishop Norbert F. Gaughan, a native of Pittsburgh, Pa., was ordained a priest in 1945. He has a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh. He served the Diocese of Greensburg as a parish priest, chancellor and vicar general. He has also been a a newspaper columnist, author, TV program host, and lecturer. Bishop Gaughan was installed as Second Bishop of Gary in October 1984. Currently recovering from a stroke, to work at his office. Bishop John M. D'Arcy, the son of Irish immigrants in Massachusetts, was ordained a priest in 1957. He re- ceived his doctorate in spiritual theology in 1968 from the Angel!cure in Rome. From 1968 to 1985, he was spiritual director and professor of spiritual theology at St. John Seminary, Brighton, Mass.. He was ordained an Auxiliary Bishop of Boston in 1975. On Feb. 26, 1985, Bishop D'Arcy was appointed eighth bishop of Fort-Wayne South Bend and was in- stalled on May 1, 1985. he continues Bishop Gerald A. Gettelfinger is a native of Ramsey, Ind. After studies at St. Meinrad, he was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on May 7, 1961 He has a masters in education from Butler Univer- sity in Indianapolis. He served the Archdiocese of Indi- anapolis as a parish priest, school teacher and adminis- trator, superintendent of schools, superintendent of Catholic Education, chancellor and vicar general. He was ordained and installed Fourth Bishop of Evansville, April 11, 1989. Bishop John R. Sheets, S.J., a native of Omaha, Neb., entered the Society of Jesus in 1940,and was ordained a priest in 1953. He studied under the renowned Jesuit theologian, Karl Rahner, in Innsbruck, and earned a doctorate. He taught theology at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wis., and at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb. He was director of the graduate program in Christian Spirituality at Creighton. He was ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Wayne-South Bend in June 1991. He is pastor of St. Matthew C'! Cathedral in South Bend. Bishop Francis R. Shea, a native of Knoxville, Tenn., was ordained a priest in Rome on March 19, 1939. He served the Diocese of Nashville m at that time, all of Tennessee -- as a parish priest, school teacher and school administrator. He was named Third Bishop of Evansville Dec. 10, 1969, and was ordained and installed Feb. 3, 1970. He served the diocese as its chief shepherd for 19 years. Governors Robert Orr and Evan Bayh named him a Sagamore of the Wabash  the highest honorary title an Indiana gover" nor can bestow, Bishop Shea observed the Fiftieth Anniversary of his ordination as a priest in 1989, the year he retired, at age 75. He resides in Evansville, Also retired are Bishop Andrew Gregory Grutka of Gary, Bishop Josepi R. Crowlev of Fort Wayne-South Bend, Bishop Leo Aloysius Pursley u; Fort Wa ne South Bend and Blsho us of ]ort y" - , ' p William E. McMan ? Wayne-South Bend. _..J I l mmll mmjm m m | Im m mm mm | | mm m | mm mm m mmm mm mm m mmm mm m mm mm m m mm mm m mm mm m m mm mm m mm mm m mm m m m Reade gg st way " ...... rs su e s to : prey icatio : Im e commun us : : Readers were asked last month to comment about im- ., proving communication at , any level or within any insti- ;i tutiorl of the Catholic Church.  Responses include the fol- lowing: , "Bishop Sheen was popu- ::: lar with people of all reli- gions and was able to 'spread : the word' with eloquence through TV. Do we have such " a person and could we get air time? Father Ted Tempel? Fa: ': ther Bob Wannemuehler?" ' "Getting more teens in- volved by letting them plan and participate in special : Masses." "Expedite the process of annulment. Some get angered by foot dragging and drop out of church -- our loss." "Perhaps it is time to stop and reassess just where we are going with all the changes. After 40 years of being a convert I find I can no hmger participate in Mass if I do attend. I no longer know the tune for the Our Father. If the voice of God is within each of us, maybe we should stop all the singing and I I shouting and just listen. Mass I used to be a time of reflec- tion, peace and time to gather I thoughts for the world out- ! side; no longer! We are so busy doing all the 'busy' I things and asking God for I what it is we think we need, that I doubt if God could even I get a small suggestion through. In all reality I find ! myself, and many others of I ! like mind, with no place to ! worship. Speaking for myself I I feel I have come full-circle. I The last straw was recently l! hearing that the new I churches no longer have ! I kneelers and that genuflect- I ing.is 'out.' How sad!" ! I "We want to learn all we ! ! can about the just approved ! universal catechism  and I see its implementation ASAP. I As Father Ziliak pointed out, I I there are many Catholic is- I sues; when we look fpr the I truth, i.e., words and encycli- ! I cals of pope, etc., we don't rely on local Message, as we have noticed discrepancies." The Catholic Church has its own vocabulary. Some words have only one meaning. Monstrance, for example, is the sacred vessel I - I used for Benediction and for exposition of the Blessed Sacrament. Some of our words have more than one meaning, depending on the context. In the I academic world, a dean is an officer of a college or university. In the Catholic world,  I dean is a priest appointed by the bishop with limited authority over the common pastora I activities of a specific area of a diocese. I If you have ever wondered about the meaning of a church word or phrase, or about I the origin of a word or phrase, you are invited to send in the form below. We have nin" cluded some words and phrases to help start the process. Check the box if you wantss"  know more about them, and use the blank spaces for your own suggestions. All sugg " I tions received will be considered for future publication in the Message. I Please mail this form to: The Message, P.O. Box 4169, Evansville, IN 4724-0169 I [3 Advent [3 Lent O Easter  Pentecost E3 Cardinal [3 Deacon [3 Nun [3 Nave [3 Narthex [3 Chrism [3 Bans [3 Synod [3 Diocese [3 Alb [3 Stole [3 Presbyterate J J J J I ! 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