Bishops have roots in south central Nebraska

Roman Catholic Church leaders have roots in south central Nebraska


December 29, 2022

According to sources this reporter has seen, the Roman Catholic Church has approximately 430 Bishops, Arch-Bishops and retired Bishops in the United States. One hundred, seventy-six of them are Diocesan Bishops (meaning they are the leaders of a particular diocese). Of those 176, two can trace their roots to south central Nebraska. Both from the Lawrence area.

Bishop Golka is now Bishop of the Colorado Springs, Colorado diocese, being ordained in 2021. His roots are traced through the Ostdiek family line.

Bishop Pohlmeier is now Bishop of a diocese in northeast Florida, being ordained in...

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