September 29, 2021
This morning at 6:00 AM (12:00 PM in Rome) it was announced that Bishop Robert Brennan has been named the 8th Bishop of Brooklyn.
I am still absorbing this news. With many others around our Diocese, I am saddened to hear this news. I want to take this first opportunity to publicly thank Bishop Brennan for his ministry among us. It was his generous yes to the Lord that brought him to Columbus two and half hears ago and it is his continued yes that will take him to Brooklyn. I have been consistently inspired by his pastoral care, his zeal, his dedication, his virtue, and his visionary leadership. I am simply grateful for the time that we had with him. He modeled for all of us what it looks like to be a missionary disciple of Jesus Christ who announces the joy of the Gospel and the splendor of the Truth.
Bishop Brennan is going to be closer to home and will be serving a very large diocese of over 1.5 million Catholics. Please join me in praying for him as he begins this new chapter in his life of discipleship. And, please join me in praying for his successor.
Bishop Brennan would be the first to say that our mission was never about him and it was always about the Lord. With that, please join me in recommitting ourselves to be ever more inspired by Saint Paul, centered on Christ, and deeply embracing our call to holiness.