Robert F. Morneau

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Robert Fealey Morneau
Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay
Titular Bishop of Massa Lubrense
Archdiocese Milwaukee
Diocese Green Bay
Appointed December 19, 1978
Installed February 22, 1979
Term ended October 7, 2013
Other posts Titular Bishop of Massa Lubrense
Ordination May 28, 1966
Consecration February 22, 1979
by Aloysius John Wycislo, Mark Francis Schmitt, and John Benjamin Grellinger
Personal details
Born (1938-09-10) September 10, 1938 (age 79)
New London, Wisconsin
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Religious style Bishop

Robert Fealey Morneau (born September 10, 1938) is a retired American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as an auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay.


The fourth of six children, Robert Morneau was born in New London, Wisconsin, to Leroy and Catherine (Fealey) Morneau. He graduated from Bear Creek High School and studied at St. Norbert College in De Pere and Sacred Heart Seminary in Oneida before earning his bachelor's and master's degrees from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.

He was ordained to the priesthood by Bishop John Grellinger on May 28, 1966, and worked as an assistant pastor in New London before accepting appointments in Manitowoc where he was a faculty member at Holy Family College (now known as Silver Lake College) and chaplain at the UW community college and Park Town Home. He has also taught at the Summer Theological Institute of St. Norbert College and served on the college's Board of Trustees.

On December 19, 1978, Morneau was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay and Titular Bishop of Massa Lubrense by Pope John Paul II. He received his episcopal consecration on February 22, 1979 from Bishop Aloysius Wycislo, with Bishops Mark Schmitt and John Grellinger serving as co-consecrators. Through the years, he has served the Diocese as a member of the College of Consultors and the Diocesan Finance Council; as the Vicar for Priests and the Vicar General; and as pastor of Resurrection Parish in Allouez. On October 7, 2013, Morneau retired.[1][2]


Bishop Morneau is also a writer.[3]


On September 10, 2013, Bishop Morneau turned 75, the age at which bishops must submit a retirement request to the Vatican. On October 7, 2013, Pope Francis accepted his retirement.

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Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Green Bay
Succeeded by