(from ONE magazine September 2005)
Ad Multos Annos!
Posted: 25 Aug 2005
(photo: Cody Christopulos)
Denis J. Madden, CNEWAs former Associate Secretary General, was ordained to the episcopacy on 24 August by Cardinal William H. Keeler, Archbishop of Baltimore and Vice President of CNEWA.
One of three auxiliary bishops for the Archdiocese of Baltimore, Bishop Madden will serve as urban vicar, overseeing 50 parishes, schools and hospitals.
Bishop Madden joined CNEWA asRegional Director for Palestine, Israel and Cyprus in 1994. Two years later he assumed greater responsibility, serving as CNEWAs Associate Secretary General and as Vice President for its operating agency in the Middle East, the Pontifical Mission for Palestine.
Msgr. Robert L. Stern, Secretary General, led a group of CNEWA staff members from its national, regional and headquarters offices to the two-hour liturgy in the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen.
Im happy for the church in Baltimore, said Issam Bishara, Regional Director for Lebanon, Syria and Egypt, but for selfish reasons Im not too happy. Hes a special person we will miss.
Bishop Madden, 65, was born in Carbondale, Pa., and had served as Associate Secretary General of CNEWA and Vice President of the Pontifical Mission for Palestine since 1996. He joined CNEWA as Regional Director for Palestine, Israel and Cyprus in 1994.
Cardinal Edward M. Egan of New York, President and Treasurer of CNEWA, was among the ordaining bishops.
Msgr. Robert L. Stern, Secretary General, led a delegation of CNEWA staff members to the ceremony, including regional directors from Ethiopia, India, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.