News Notes – November 6, 2014

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Pope names Superior, Wis., Bishop Peter Christensen bishop of Boise City, Idaho, accepts resignation of Bishop Michael Driscoll

From the USCCB

Bishop Peter Christensen

Bishop Peter Christensen

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Peter Christensen, 61, of Superior, Wis., as bishop of Boise City, Idaho, and accepted the resignation of Bishop Michael Driscoll, 75, from pastoral governance of that diocese.
The appointment was publicized in Washington Nov. 4 by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Peter Christensen was born Dec. 24, 1952, in Pasadena, Calif. He studied at the College of the Redwoods in Eureka, Calif., at the University of Montana in Missoula, at St. John Vianney College Seminary at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, and at St. Paul Seminary in St. Paul. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on May 25, 1985.

He served as associate pastor of St. Olaf, Minneapolis (1985-1989), spiritual director/counselor of St. John Vianney College Seminary (1989-1992), rector of St. John Vianney College Seminary (1992-1999) and pastor of Nativity of Our Lord, St. Paul (1999-2007). Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop of Superior, Wis., on June 28, 2007. He was ordained a bishop on Sept.14 of that year.

The Diocese of Boise City comprises the entire state of Idaho and has a total population of 1,595,728 people, of which 175,530, or 11 percent, are Catholic.

Cathedral of St. Paul seeks wedding photos for exhibit

The Cathedral of St. Paul plans to open an exhibit highlighting weddings held at the Cathedral over the past 100-years as part of its centennial events. The exhibit, “100 Years of Marriage,” will open in June 2015.

To submit your photographs of a wedding at the Cathedral, complete the online submission form at The website gives detailed instructions on how to create a digital copy of your photo, what to include in your submission, as well as the opportunity to include any special family stories about the wedding. If you don’t have a digital copy, the staff at the Welcome Center on the lower level of the Cathedral will make a copy.

By constructing donated photographs into a 100-year timeline, visitors will be able to see the evolution of weddings over time, as well as how world events shaped the style and nature of weddings held at the Cathedral.

For more information about the Centennial Anniversary of the Cathedral of St. Paul, visit

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