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Pope Francis on March 19, 2024, appointed Bishop Gerard Battersby to lead the Diocese of La Crosse in western Wisconsin.

Pope Francis appoints new bishop to lead Wisconsin diocese

Mar 19, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Pope Francis on Tuesday appointed Detroit Auxiliary Bishop Gerard Battersby to lead the Diocese of La Crosse in western Wisconsin. Read more

A perpetrator caught on camera vandalized St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church and School in Bloomer, Wisconsin,  the night of July 2-3.

Four Catholic churches in Wisconsin vandalized with pro-abortion graffiti 

Jul 6, 2022

By Joe Bukuras

Four Catholic churches in Wisconsin's Chippewa county were vandalized in the past week. Read more

Msgr. Jeffrey Burrill

After 'hookup' scandal and 'extended leave,' Msgr. Burrill resumes ministry

Jun 17, 2022

By CNA Staff

Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse, Wisconsin, has appointed Burrill to serve in a local parish. Read more

Afghan refugees are being processed inside Hangar 5 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany, Sept. 8, 2021.

USCCB, Catholic Charities ramp up efforts to welcome Afghan refugees

Sep 23, 2021

By Autumn Jones

Over the next several months, the USCCB and Catholic Charities locations across the U.S. will welcome upwards of 7,500 refugees... Read more

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Cardinal Burke tweets that his condition is improving

Aug 28, 2021

By Shannon Mullen

In a tweet posted Aug. 28, the 73-year-old Cardinal Burke thanked the health care professionals who have cared for him... Read more

Fr. James Altman

La Crosse bishop removes Father Altman from ministry

Jul 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Fr. James Altman has been removed from ministry after Bishop William Callahan of La Crosse sought privately to correct the... Read more

Fr. James Altman. YouTube screenshot.

La Crosse bishop to correct ‘Catholics can’t be Democrats’ priest

Sep 9, 2020

After a Wisconsin priest said in a viral video that no Catholic can be a Democrat, the priest’s bishop said... Read more