Paul D. Etienne
|The Most Reverend
Paul D. Etienne
|Archbishop of Anchorage|
|Appointed||October 4, 2016|
|Installed||November 9, 2016|
|Predecessor||Roger Lawrence Schwietz|
|Ordination||June 22, 1992|
|Consecration||December 9, 2009
by Charles J. Chaput, Daniel M. Buechlein, David L. Ricken
June 15, 1959 |
Tell City, Indiana
|Previous post||Bishop of Cheyenne|
|Motto||Veritas in Caritae|
|Coat of arms|
Paul Dennis Etienne
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
Paul Dennis Etienne (born June 15, 1959) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was the eighth Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming. On October 4, 2016, he was appointed as the fourth Archbishop of Anchorage.
Early life and education
Etienne was born June 15, 1959, in Tell City, Indiana. He attended Bellarmine College in Louisville, Kentucky before completing his studies at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota. He obtained B.A. in Business Administration in 1986. After several years of work, he began his ecclesiastical studies in Rome at the Pontifical Gregorian University and the Pontifical University of Saint Thomas Aquinas, Angelicum, where he obtained a Licentiate of Sacred Theology in 1995.
Ordination and ministry
Etienne was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Indianapolis on June 27, 1992. Father Etienne served in the following positions: assistant pastor of the Saint Barnabas Parish, Indianapolis (1992–1993); Director of Vocations (1995–1998); and pastor of the Our Lady of Perpetual Help Parish in New Albany (1998–2008). Beginning 2002, he served at Saint John the Baptist Parish in New Albany, and pastor of the Saint Simon the Apostle Parish and Saint John the Evangelist in Indianapolis (2008–2009). He also served as vice-rector of the Bishop Simon Bruté College Seminary in Indianapolis (from 2008), and pastor of the Saint Paul Parish at Tell City (from 2009). He was also Consultant and member of the archdiocesan council of priests.
Bishop of Cheyenne, Wyoming
Etienne noted when he received the appointment. Describing how heard he noted that: "[I]t was bizarre. I don't know what else to say. [The papal nuncio] Archbishop Sambi called the office at the parish and it was my day off. We had to play phone tag. I was up at the [family] farm with a chain saw, working in the woods. And, when he called, I was just getting out of my pickup truck. I was in my Carhart jeans and in my work boots, and had nothing to take notes with. I was just sitting there in my truck listening to him tell me that I've just been named bishop. And he had to say 'Cheyenne' four times before I could understand what he was saying."[verify]
He was consecrated as bishop on December 9, 2009, and took possession of the see on the same day.
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- http://angelicumnewsletterblog.blogspot.com/2009/10/new-bishop-alumnus.html Accessed 29 October 2016
- "Rinunce e Nomine: Nomina del vescovo di Cheyenne (U.S.A.)" [Waivers and Nominations: Appointment of the Bishop of Cheyenne (U.S.A.)] (PDF). Holy See Press office. 19 October 2009.
- Evans, Baylie (20 October 2009). "Pope names a new bishop for Wyoming". Wyoming Tribune Eagle. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
- "Bishop installed with 'joy and enthusiasm' in Wyoming". Catholic News Agency. 10 December 2009. Retrieved 2016-03-14.
|Catholic Church titles|
Roger Lawrence Schwietz
|Archbishop of Anchorage
David L. Ricken
|Bishop of Cheyenne