We welcome our Diocesan Shepherd for his annual address to our Chapter.
Originally ordained for the Diocese of Wichita, Kansas, in his 25 years as a priest, the Most Reverend James D. Conley has served the Catholic Church in a wide variety of ways—as pastor, college campus chaplain, director of Respect Life ministries, theology instructor and a Vatican official. He received a bachelor’s degree in English Literature from the University of Kansas and a master’s degree in divinity from Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He also earned a licentiate in moral theology from the Accademia Alfonsiana, part of the Faculty of Theology at the Pontifical Lateran University.
On April 10, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI named him auxiliary bishop for the Archdiocese of Denver and he was ordained on May 30, 2008. On September 14, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI appointed Bishop Conley as the ninth bishop of the Lincoln Diocese in Nebraska. Bishop Conley was installed on November 20 in the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln.
For his episcopal motto, Bishop Conley, a convert to the Catholic faith, has chosen the same motto as the great 19th century English convert, John Henry Cardinal Newman, “cor ad cor loquitur” which means “heart speaks to heart.”
Tuesday, January 17th
5:30PM – Confessions and Holy Rosary
6:00PM – Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and Installation of Officers
John XXIII Diocesan Center
3700 Sheridan Blvd.
6:45PM – Social, Dinner and Presentation
The Country Club of Lincoln
3200 So. 24th St,