Bishop Michael Olson Ordained Fort Worth Diocese's Fourth Shepherd
Rector of Holy Trinity Seminary for five years, Bishop Michael Olson was ordained
the chief shepherd of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth last Wednesday, Jan.
29. More than 8,000 North Texas Catholics gathered in the Fort Worth Convention Center
to attend the ordination, which was open to the public.
The diocese, which serves 700,000 Catholics, has been without a bishop since Kevin
Vann left to lead the Diocese of Orange, Calif., in December 2012.
"Fear has no place in the life of a disciple," Bishop Olson said in his address. "Conversion
is not a matter of climbing the rough staircase of fear, but of being raised up to
God by the gift of love."
As rector of Holy Trinity Seminary, Bishop Olson grew enrollment and improved the
quality of priestly formation. He was ordained a priest in the Fort Worth diocese
Dallas Bishop Kevin Farrell has named UD trustee and Dallas Diocese Vicar for Clergy
Msgr. Greg Kelly the interim rector of Holy Trinity Seminary for the spring semester.
Effective June 1, Rev. James Edward Swift, C.M., will be appointed rector of Holy
Trinity Seminary. More information is available at the Dallas Diocese website.
PHOTO: Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth