Franciscan College Awards Bishop Morneau Honorary Degree

Sister JulieAnn Sheahan

December 17, 2014

Once a Philosophy teacher at Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity-sponsored Silver Lake College of the Holy Family, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay and pastor of Green Bay’s Resurrection Parish,  Robert F. Morneau was invited back to his academic home for an honorary degree. SLC President Dr. Chris E. Domes presented a framed statement acknowledging Bishop Bob’s accomplishments and the Franciscan school’s pride in his life-long witness.

Bishop Robert F. Morneau honored at Franciscan Silver Lake College of the Holy Family Manitowoc WIBishop Bob received the traditional academic hood in SLC colors. This medieval clothing addition appropriately knighted him a Franciscan hero. Ordained an auxiliary bishop  in 1979, he was the first priest to be made a bishop under then Pope John Paul II. He served as United States Catholic Conference of Bishops Chairman of the Laity Committee and has helped to make stewardship a Catholic household word through extensive travel and talks throughout the country.

Remembered well for his 3 point comments and concretized acronyms, Bishop not only likes to quote literary greats, but is a published poet and author. Among his personal works are: The Color of Gratitude, A Splash of Sunshine, Notes of Thanksgiving and Embracing a Generous Life.

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