Banner
About Bishop Emeritus Bullock Print E-mail

The Most Reverend William H. Bullock

photo of Bishop William H. Bullock
Bishop Bullock

His Excellency
The Most Reverend William H. Bullock
Third Bishop of Madison
Bishop Emeritus

Appointed Bishop of Madison, Wis.: April 13, 1993
Installed as Bishop of Madison, Wis.: June 15, 1993
Pope John Paul II accepted his resignation May 23, 2003
Served as Diocesan Administrator until August 1, 2003



Born:

April 13, 1927, Maple Lake, Minn.

Died:

April 3, 2011, Madison, Wis.
(Obituary)

Education
  • Grade School: Maple Lake Grade School, Maple Lake, Minn.
  • High School: Annandale High School, Annandale, Minn.
  • College: St. Thomas College, 1944-45, St. Paul, Minn.
  • U.S. Navy -- World War II, 1944-46
  • University of Notre Dame, 1946-48
  • St. Paul Seminary, 1948-52
Degrees
  • 1948 -- B.A. University of Notre Dame, Philosophy
  • 1962 -- M.A. University of Notre Dame, Liturgy and Religious Education
  • 1969 -- ED.S. St. Thomas University, Education and Administration
  • 1989 -- Honorary Doctor of Humanities Degree, St. Ambrose University, Davenport, Iowa
  • 2005 -- Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters Degree, Honoris Causa, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.

Ordained a priest: June 7, 1952, St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, Minn.

Assignments
  • 1952-55 -- St. Stephen Parish, Minneapolis, Minn., associate pastor
  • 1955-56 -- Our Lady of Grace Parish, Edina, Minn., associate pastor
  • 1956-57 -- Incarnation Parish, Minneapolis, Minn., associate pastor
  • 1957-71 -- St. Thomas Academy, St. Paul, Minn., instructor
  • 1967-71 -- St. Thomas Academy, St. Paul, Minn., headmaster
  • 1971-80 -- St. John the Baptist Parish, Excelsior, Minn., pastor
  • 1980 -- Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish, Minneapolis, Minn., pastor
  • Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of St. Paul/Minneapolis by Pope John Paul II June 3, 1980
  • Ordained a Bishop Aug. 12, 1980 at St. Paul Cathedral, St. Paul, Minn.
  • Appointed Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa Feb. 10, 1987
  • Installed as Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa April 7, 1987
  • Appointed Bishop of Madison, Wis. April 13, 1993
  • Installed as Bishop of Madison, Wis. June 15, 1993
  • Pope John Paul II accepted his resignation May 23, 2003
  • Served as Diocesan Administrator until August 1, 2003
Membership and Activities
  • National Conference of Catholic Bishops (now the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops)
  • Member, Knights of Columbus, Fourth Degree
  • Member, Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, KGCHS
  • Member, St. Francis Seminary Board of Trustees, Milwaukee, Wis.
Past Offices and Committees
  • Member, Catholic Telecommunications Network of America, C.T.N.A.
  • Bishops' Committee on Liturgy
  • Religious Life and Ministry Committee
  • Tri-Conference Committee
  • USCC Communications Committee
  • Catholic Relief Services, Executive Committee, Subcommittee on Africa, and Committee on Overseas Programs and Operations
  • Advisory Council of the School of Theology and Seminary of St. John's Abbey, Collegeville, Minn.
  • NCCB/USCC Agenda Committee: Planning Committee for General Meetings and Assemblies
  • NCCB/USCC Evangelization Committee

Top of page

 
Banner