Episcopal Advisory Board
In order to remain faithful to the Church and her magisterium while we continue this work, we have begun a collaboration with her structure of authority and leadership. We have formed a group of bishops to serve as formal support of our work in five key ways: prayer, diocesan support, pastoral connection, transparency, and celebration.
Bishop Donald J. Hying was born in 1963 in West Allis, Wisconsin. He earned his bachelor’s degree from Marquette University and his master’s degree from St. Francis Seminary.
Bishop Hying was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee in 2001. In 2014, he was appointed as the fourth Bishop of Gary, Indiana. In 2019, Bishop Hying was appointed as the fifth Bishop of Madison, Wisconsin.
As a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, he serves on the Committee on Pro-Life Activities and the Committee on Catholic Education. He is a member of the Board of Directors for Catholic Relief Services and Relevant Radio.
Archbishop Timothy P. Broglio was born in 1951 in Cleveland Heights, Ohio. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Classics at Boston College, an S.T.B. in Theology and a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
Archbishop Broglio was ordained to the priesthood in 1977. He was installed as the fourth Archbishop of the Military Services in 2008.
As a member of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, the Archbishop currently serves as secretary of the Conference and is a member of the Administrative Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Catholic Relief Services.
Bishop David L. Ricken was born in 1952 in Dodge City, Kansas. He earned his Bachelor of Philosophy from Conception Seminary College, and conducted his theological studies at St. Meinrad School of Theology in Indiana and the Catholic University of Louvain in Belgium where he earned his graduate degree in sacred theology and completed his seminary formation.
Bishop Ricken was ordained a priest in 1980 and was installed as the twelfth bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay in 2008.
He is a member of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and presently serves on the Pro-Life and Evangelization and Catechesis committees. He is a member of the Bishops’ Advisory Council for the Institute for Priestly Formation and the Catholic Mutual Relief Society. Bishop serves on the Board of Director’s for Relevant Radio.
Most Reverend Bernard A. Hebda was born in 1959 in Pittsburgh, PA. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University, followed by a juris doctor degree from the Columbia University School of Law in 1983. He was admitted to the Bar of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in 1983 and worked in Pittsburgh as an associate in the law firm of Reed, Smith, Shaw and McClay.
In 1984, he enrolled at St. Paul Seminary in Pittsburgh and pursued the required studies in philosophy at Duquesne University before being sent to the North American College in Rome in 1985 where he completed his theological studies and earned his S.T.B. from the Pontifical Gregorian University in 1988. Bishop Hebda was ordained in 1989.
He was named fourth bishop of the Diocese of Gaylord in Michigan in 2009. In 2013, Bishop Hebda was named Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Newark. In 2016, he was installed as the Archbishop of Saint Paul and Minneapolis. As Archbishop, he serves as Chairman of the Board of Saint Paul’s Outreach
Bishop Barry C. Knestout was born in 1962 in Cheverly, Maryland. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Architecture from the University of Maryland in 1984. He received a Master of Divinity and a Master of Arts in Moral Theology from Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary in 1985.
Bishop Knestout was ordained to the priesthood in 1989. He was appointed auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Washington and titular bishop of Leavenworth in 2008. In 2018, he was installed as the thirteenth bishop of the Diocese of Richmond.
Bishop Knestout is involved in several national Catholic boards and conferences. As an alumnus of Mount Saint Mary’s Seminary, he serves on the Seminary Board of Directors and is chair of the committees’ Seminary Finance Board. He is a member of the Board of Directors for the Holy Family of Bethlehem Hospital Foundation. Bishop Knestout is chairman of the Bishops of Region IV for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). He currently serves as a member of the subcommittee on the Church in Africa, and he is one of eight bishops who comprise the subcommittee on African American Affairs.
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