Archbishop Frederick X. Katzer, Milwaukee (1844-1903)

Abp Katzer

Katzer, Frederick Xavier, third Roman Catholic Bishop of the Diocese ofGreen Bayand first Archbishop of Milwaukee, was born at Ebensee,Austria, Feb. 7, 1844, son of Charles and Barbara (Reinhartsgruber) Katzer. After attending school atGruündin,Austria, to which place his parents had removed, he began his classical studies in 1857 at theJesuitCollege,Linz,Austria. He was graduated there in [Read More...]

VIRGINIA’S FIRST BISHOP: Patrick Kelly (1820-1822)


Right Rev. Patrick Kelly. First Bishop of Richmond, A.D. 1820   Bishop Kelly was a native of Ireland. He was for many years Professor, and at the time of his appointment as Bishop, President of Birchfield College, near Kilkenny. In 1820 the Catholics of Norfolk, Virginia, and those of Charleston, South Carolina, petitioned the Holy [Read More...]