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Bishop Bruskewitz reflects on controversy, support, in 20 years in Nebraska

January 30, 2012

In a revealing interview with the National Catholic Register, Bishop Fabian Bruskewitz reveals that he received an outpouring of support in 1996 when he announced the excommunication of members of several radical Catholic groups.

“The reaction I received was overwhelmingly favorable,” says the bishop. “I received about 50,000 letters of support, versus about 300 negative letters.” The bishop speaks frankly about dissent and controversy within the Church in the short Register interview.

Bishop Bruskewitz was appointed Bishop of Lincoln, Nebraska in 1992, and will celebrate his 20th anniversary there in May. At the age of 76 he is now the oldest bishop still heading an American diocese.


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