Pope Benedict XVI has named Oklahoma priest Msgr. Edward John Weisenburger as the new bishop of Salina, Kansas.
Bishop-elect Weisenburger, 51, will succeed former Salina Bishop Paul Coakely, who was named Archbishop of Oklahoma City on Dec. 16. The bishop-elect is presently the vicar general of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City and the rector of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral.
He served as an on-site chaplain for rescue workers at the site of the Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City after the April 19, 1995, bombing that killed 168 people.
He was born in Alton, Ill., on Dec. 23, 1960. His father was a military officer, and his mother was a homemaker. He spent two years of his...READ MORE