February's Solidarity Campaign has netted 733 gifts so far (goal was 700). Let's set a record by the 28th!
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Pueblo's Bishop Isern resigns, citing health problems

Catholic World News - June 13, 2013

An American bishop has abruptly resigned, citing reasons of health, at the age of 54. Bishop Fernando Isern of Pueblo, Colorado said that persistent health problems had convinced him that the diocese required more energetic leadership. He did not provide any details about his medical condition. In an unusual move, the Vatican announced on June 13 that Pope Francis had accepted Bishop Isern’s resignation without naming a new leader for the Pueblo diocese.

Bishop Isern was born in Cuba, but came to Florida with his family as a child after the Communist takeover of the island nation. He was ordained a priest of the Miami archdiocese in 1993, and appointed Bishop of Pueblo in 2009.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our February expenses ($5,348 to go):
$35,000.00 $29,651.54
15% 85%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org
Shop Amazon

Recent Catholic Commentary

Ad Imaginem Dei: a gem of a blog on Christian art 8 hours ago
The Complexities of Persecution 19 hours ago
Ukraine: A great lesson in thinking like a Catholic. 21 hours ago
Notre Dame has lost two contrasting giants 22 hours ago
Two good publishers, six new books for Lent February 26

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis to address Congress in joint session in September CWN - February 5