Cletus F. O'Donnell

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Most Reverend
Cletus F. O'Donnell
Bishop of Madison
Church Catholic Church
Appointed February 18, 1967
Term ended April 28, 1992
Predecessor William Patrick O'Connor
Successor William Henry Bullock
Ordination May 3, 1941
by Samuel Stritch
Consecration January 27, 2014
by Albert Gregory Meyer
Personal details
Born August 22, 1917
Waukon, Iowa
Died August 31, 1992(1992-08-31) (aged 75)
Madison, Wisconsin
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Chicago (1960-1967)

Cletus Francis O'Donnell (August 22, 1917 – August 31, 1992) was the second bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Madison, in Madison, Wisconsin.[1]

Born in Waukon, Iowa, he was ordained to the priesthood on May 3, 1941, for the Archdiocese of Chicago. On October 26, 1960, Pope John XXIII appointed him auxiliary bishop of the Chicago Archdiocese, and on December 21, 1960, he was consecrated a bishop. On February 18, 1967, Pope Paul VI appointed O'Donnell bishop of the Madison Diocese. On April 18, 1992, he retired. He died in Madison.[2]


  1. ^ "A Brief History of the Diocese". Cathedral Parish of the Catholic Diocese of Madison. Retrieved 2009-05-18. 
  2. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Cletus Francis O'Donnell †". Catholic-Hierarchy. Retrieved 2009-05-18.