Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse

The Roman Catholic Diocese of La Crosse covers an area of west-central Wisconsin, including the city of La Crosse and 19 counties: Adams, Buffalo, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Dunn, Eau Claire, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Marathon, Monroe, Pepin, Pierce, Portage, Richland, Trempealeau, Vernon, and Wood.

The official title of the diocese is the Diocese of La Crosse and the Latin title Dioecesis Crossensis. The Metropolitan for the diocese is the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. The mother church is the Cathedral of Saint Joseph the Workman, and the Bishop of La Crosse is the former Milwaukee Auxiliary Bishop, William P. Callahan, appointed by Pope Benedict XVI on Friday, June 11, 2010. He was installed on August 11, 2010. On November 14, 2009, the former La Crosse Bishop Jerome Listecki was appointed Archbishop of Milwaukee. He succeeded Archbishop Timothy Dolan who was transferred to New York. Listecki was installed in Milwaukee on January 4, 2010. In 2006, Listecki had succeeded Raymond Leo Burke as La Crosse's bishop; Burke had become the Archbishop of St. Louis, Missouri and later the Prefect of the Supreme Tribunal of the Apostolic Signatura, the Vatican's highest court. Burke succeeded Bishop John Joseph Paul in 1994.

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