Bishops of Lincoln

Since its beginning in 1887, the Diocese of Lincoln has been guided by nine bishops. Each one made invaluable contributions to the growth of the Church in Southern Nebraska. Their names and the dates that they served the Diocese are as follows:

Bishop James D. Conley
Born: March 19, 1955 - Kansas City, Missouri
Ordained A Priest: May 18, 1985
Consecrated Bishop: May 30, 2008
Installed as Bishop of Lincoln: November 20, 2012
Bishop Fabian W. Bruskewitz
Born: September 6, 1935 - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Ordained A Priest: July 17, 1960
Consecrated Bishop of Lincoln: May 13, 1992
Retired: September 14, 2012
Bishop Glennon P. Flavin
Born: March 1916 - St. Louis, Missouri
Ordained A Priest: December 1941
Consecrated Bishop: May 1957
Installed as Bishop of Lincoln: August 1967
Retired: 1992
Died: August 27, 1995 - Denton, NE
Bishop James V. Casey
Born: September 1914 - Osage, Iowa
Ordained a Priest: December 1939
Consecrated Bishop of Lincoln: September 1957
Installed as Archbishop of Denver: February 1967
Died: March 14, 1986 – Denver, Colorado
Bishop Louis B. Kucera
Born: August 1888 - Wheatland, Minnesota
Ordained a Priest: June 1915
Consecrated Bishop of Lincoln: October 1930
Died: May 9, 1957 – Lincoln, Nebraska
Bishop Francis J. Beckman
Born: October 1875 - Cincinnati, Ohio
Ordained a Priest: June 1902
Consecrated Bishop of Lincoln: May 1924
Installed Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa: May 1930
Died: October 17, 1948 – Cincinnati, Ohio
Bishop Charles J. O'Reilly 
Born: January 1860 - St. John, New Brunswick, Canada
Ordained a Priest: June 1890
Consecrated Bishop of Baker: 1903   
Installed as Bishop of Lincoln: June 1918
Died: February 4, 1923 – Lincoln, Nebraska
Bishop J. Henry Tihen
Born: July 1861 - Oldenburg, Indiana
Ordained a Priest: April 1886
Consecrated Bishop of Lincoln: July 1911
Installed as Archbishop of Denver: November 1917
Died: January 14, 1940 – Wichita, Kansas
Bishop Thomas A. Bonacum
Born: Janurary 1847 - Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland
Ordained a Priest: June 1870
Consecrated Bishop of Lincoln: December 1887
Died: February 4, 1911
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