It is with a great sense of gratitude and joy that I congratulate Bishop Michael Olson on the day of his ordination as the Bishop of the Diocese of Fort Worth. Pope Francis has made a wise decision in his appointment of Bishop Olson to our neighboring diocese, an area the Holy Father esteems “as part of the New Evangelization and as part of a vital area of growth in the Church.”
As Chief Shepherd to more than 700,000 Catholics in Fort Worth and the surrounding areas, Bishop Olson brings with him both strong leadership skills as well as a deep desire to lead those he serves to the love and mercy of Jesus Christ. Returning to the diocese where he was ordained in 1994, Bishop Olson also brings with him the experience of working closely with his predecessor, Bishop Kevin Vann, as well as leading the formation of future priests at Holy Trinity Seminary as Rector.
Please join me in offering prayers for Bishop Olson and for all those whom he shepherds.