Robert Joseph Banks

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His Excellency, The Most Reverend
Robert Joseph Banks
Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay
Archdiocese Milwaukee
Diocese Green Bay
Appointed October 16, 1990
Installed December 5, 1990
Term ended October 10, 2003
Predecessor Adam Maida
Successor David Zubik
Orders
Ordination December 20, 1952
by Luigi Traglia
Consecration September 19, 1985
by Bernard Francis Law, Daniel Anthony Cronin, and John Aloysius Marshall
Personal details
Born (1928-02-26) February 26, 1928 (age 89)
Boston, Massachusetts
Previous post Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
Motto Blessed be God
Styles of
Robert Joseph Banks
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Reference style
Spoken style Your Excellency
Religious style Bishop

Robert Joseph Banks (born February 26, 1928) is a retired American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church who served as the tenth bishop of the Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin from 1990 to 2003.[1]

Biography[edit]

Early life, ordination and ministry[edit]

Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on February 20, 1952, for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston. From 1967 to 1981 he served as rector of St. John's Seminary in Boston. He served as pastor of Sacred Heart Parish in Roslindale, Massachusetts until 1985.

Auxiliary Bishop of Boston[edit]

On July 26, 1985 Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of the Boston Archdiocese, and he was consecrated on September 19, 1985.

Bishop of Green Bay[edit]

On October 10, 1990, Pope John Paul II appointed Bishop Banks the Bishop of the Green Bay Diocese. Bishop Banks retired as ordinary on October 10, 2003.[2][3]

Abuse scandal[edit]

Bishop Banks was accused of overlooking a priest's alleged pedophilia in the Roman Catholic Church sex abuse scandal while he was an auxiliary bishop at Boston.[4]

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Episcopal succession[edit]

Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Bishop Emeritus of Green Bay
2003–present
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Adam Maida
Bishop of Green Bay
1990–2003
Succeeded by
David Zubik
Preceded by
Auxiliary Bishop of Boston
1985–1990
Succeeded by