Cathedral of the Holy Spirit has a new Monsignor! Six Monsignors named for Bismarck Diocese
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Bishop David D. Kagan, DD, PA, JCL, and the Catholic Diocese of Bismarck announced Friday December 14, 2012 that Pope Benedict XVI has given six priests in the Bismarck Diocese the honorary title of monsignor. They are: Â· Fr. James Braaten, episcopal vicar for the Diocese of Bismarck and pastor of the Church of the Ascension in Bismarck. Â· Fr. Chad Gion, pastor of the Church of Spirit of Life in Mandan, Church of St. Anthony in St. Anthony and Church of St. Martin in Huff. Â· Fr. Gene Lindemann, JCL, vicar general for the Diocese of Bismarck and pastor of the Church of St. Mary in Bismarck. Â· Fr. Thomas Richter, vocation director and vicar for deacons in the Diocese of Bismarck, as well as rector of the Cathedral of the Holy Spirit in Bismarck. Â· Fr. Patrick Schumacher, director of continuing education for clergy in the Diocese of Bismarck and pastor of the Church of St. Wenceslaus in Dickinson. Â· Fr. James Shea, president of the University of Mary in Bismarck. This announcement marks the first time a monsignor has been named in the Diocese of Bismarck since Dec. 1991, when Msgr. Gerald Wash received the honorary title. There are now seven monsignors in the diocese. Monsignor is a title of honor granted by the Pope, usually at the request of the local bishop. There are three grades of papal honors that bear the title Monsignor: the first is Chaplain of His Holiness. Fr. James Braaten, Fr. Chad Gion, Fr. Thomas Richter, Fr. Patrick Schumacher, and Fr. James Shea are all now ...