Michael Joseph Green

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Michael Joseph Green (October 13, 1917 – August 30, 1982) was a 20th-century bishop of the Catholic Church in the United States. He served as bishop of the Diocese of Reno in the state of Nevada from 1967–1974.[1]


Born in St. Joseph, Michigan, Green was ordained a Catholic priest for the Diocese of Lansing on July 14, 1946. On June 22, 1962 Pope John XXIII named him the Titular Bishop of Trisipa and Auxiliary Bishop of Lansing. He was consecrated a bishop on August 28, 1962 by Bishop Joseph H. Albers of Lansing. The co-consecrators were Bishops Clarence George Issenmann of Columbus and Charles Salatka auxiliary bishop of Grand Rapids. From 1962 to 1965 he attended all four sessions of the Second Vatican Council. On March 11, 1967 Pope Paul VI named him as the third bishop of Reno. He served the diocese for seven years until his resignation was accepted by Pope Paul on December 6, 1974.[2]


  1. ^ "Diocese of Reno United States". www.gcatholic.org. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  2. ^ "Bishop Michael Joseph Green". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Robert Joseph Dwyer
Bishop of Reno
Succeeded by
Norman Francis McFarland