Congratulations to Bishop Joe S. Vasquez and the Catholics of the Diocese of Austin upon his appointment as Fifth Bishop of Austin. Bishop Vasquez has served as Auxiliary Bishop of Galveston-Houston since 2002. A native of Stamford, Texas, Bishop Vasquez succeeds Bishop Gregory Aymond, who was named Archbishop of New Orleans. This is the second episcopal appointment for Texas this month. On January 18 Monsignor W. Michael Mulvey of the Diocese of Austin was named Bishop of Corpus Christi.
Congratulations to Monsignor W. Michael Mulvey of Austin who was named today by the Holy Father to be the new Bishop of Corpus Christi. Monsignor Mulvey will succeed Bishop Edmond Carmody who is retiring.