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Pope Names New Auxiliary Bishops of Milwaukee

January 25, 2017

WASHINGTON—Pope Francis has named Father Jeffrey R. Haines and Father James T. Schuerman as auxiliary bishops of Milwaukee. Both are priests of the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. Until now, Fr. Haines has served as rector and pastor of the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, and Fr. Schuerman has served as pastor of St. Francis de Sales Church.

The appointments were publicized in Washington, January 25, by Archbishop Christophe Pierre, apostolic nuncio to the United States.

Jeffrey Haines was born October 6, 1958 in Milwaukee. He holds a bachelor of arts degree from Marquette University, 1981, and earned a master's of divinity from the Saint Francis de Sales Seminary in 1985. He studied canon law at The Catholic University of America, 2002. He was ordained a priest on May 17, 1985.

Assignments after ordination include: parochial vicar at St. Nicholas Parish, Milwaukee, 1985-1987; St. Nicholas Parish and Holy Redeemer Parish, 1987-1991; and St. Eugene Parish, Fox Point, 1991-1996. Pastor, Saint Frances Xavier Cabrini Parish, West Bend, 1996-2002; 2003-2011; temporary administrator, St. Patrick Parish, Whitewater, 2002-2003; assisting priest, Immaculate Conception Parish and Saint Mary Parish, West Bend, 2004-2011; rector and pastor, Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, 2011-present.

James Schuerman was born April 5, 1957. He pursued seminary studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary College. He earned a bachelor's degree from Saint Francis de Sales Seminary College in St. Francis, Wisconsin; a master's degree in theology from the University of Innsbruck, Austria, where he also continued his seminary studies at the Collegium Canisianum, Austria. He also holds a doctorate in ministry from the Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, 1996. He was ordained a priest on May 17, 1986.

Assignments after ordination include: parochial vicar, St. Anthony Parish, Milwaukee, 1986-1992; Missionary, Sagrada Familia Parish, Dominican Republic, 1992-1996; spiritual director, Saint Francis de Sales Seminary, 1997-2010; pastor, St. Francis de Sales Church, Lake Geneva, 2010-present.

The Archdiocese of Milwaukee comprises 4,758 square miles in the state of Wisconsin. It has a total population of 2,339,403 people of which 568,448 or 24 percent are Catholic. Archbishop Jerome Listecki is the archbishop of Milwaukee since 2009.


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Norma Montenegro Flynn
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