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New Bishop of Colorado Springs has ties to Lawrence


Bishop Golka's ordination and installation.

The Catholic Diocese of Colorado Springs, Colo., had a new bishop installed last Tuesday, June 29. Bishop James Golka, 55, formerly of the Diocese of Grand Island in Nebraska was ordained and installed as the third bishop of the Colorado diocese. As of June 1, 2021, there were 161 Diocesan Bishops in the United States.

Bishop Golka's mother, Patty (Ostdiek) Golka, is a Lawrence native and his father, Robert Golka, is north central Nebraska.

A large number of relatives and friends from Nebraska attended the two day event in Colorado Springs. The event began with Vespers on late Monday afte...

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