Sending Bishops Profiles

Most Reverend W. Shawn McKnight, S.T.D. (Diocese of Jefferson City, MO)

Most Reverend Steven Biegler (Diocese of Cheyenne, WY)

Most Reverend Mathew Moolakkatt, O.S.B. (Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Kottayam)

Most Reverend Robert M. Coerver (Diocese of Lubbock, Texas)

Most Reverend Joseph Zziwa (Diocese of Kiyinda-Mityana, Uganda)

Most Reverend Chad W. Zielinski (Diocese of Fairbanks, Alaska)

Bishop Patrick J. McGrath (Diocese of San Jose, CA)

Most Reverend Andrew E. Bellisario, C.M. (Diocese of Juneau, Alaska)

Most Reverend Timothy L. Doherty (Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana)

Most Reverend William P. Callahan (Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin)

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann (Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas)

Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon (Diocese of Joliet, Illinois)

Most Reverend David L. Ricken (Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin)

Most Reverend David Walkowiak (Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan)

Most Reverend Steven J. Raica (Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan)

Most Reverend Donald J. Hying (Diocese of Gary, Indiana)

Most Reverend Xolelo T. Kumalo (Diocese of Eshowe, South Africa)

Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson (Diocese of Yakima, Washington)

Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme (Diocese of Wichita, Kansas)

Most Reverend Edward J. Weisenburger (Diocese of Tucson, Arizona)

Most Reverend Jacob Angadiath (St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago)

Most Reverend Edward M. Rice (Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO)

Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain (Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington)

Most Reverend Roberto O. González Nieves, O.F.M. (Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico)

Most Reverend Walter A. Hurley (Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan)

Most Reverend David J. Malloy (Diocese of Rockford, Illinois)

Most Reverend George Leo Thomas (Diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada)

Most Reverend Gerald Kicanas (Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico)

Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz (Diocese of El Paso, Texas)

Most Reverend Michael Jackels (Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa)

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates (Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa)

Most Reverend Thomas R. Zinkula (Diocese of Davenport, Iowa)

Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory (Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia)

Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger (Diocese of Albany, New York)

His Eminence Blase J. Cupich (Archdiocese of Chicago)

Sending Bishops

At Mundelein Seminary, when implementing the PPF, we also follow and take seriously the direction and input of:



Most Reverend Edward B. Scharfenberger, Bishop of Albany, New York

Most Reverend Johan Bonny, Bishop of Antwerpen, Belgium

Most Reverend Wilton D. Gregory, Archbishop of Atlanta, Georgia

Most Reverend Robert W. Muench, Bishop of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Most Reverend Peter F. Christensen, Bishop of Boise, Idaho

Reverend C. Frank Phillips, Superior/Canons Regular of St. John Cantius

Very Reverend Michael Zielke, O.F.M. Conv., Conventual Franciscans

Most Reverend Martin J. Amos, Bishop of Davenport, Iowa

Most Reverend Richard E. Pates, Bishop of Des Moines, Iowa

Most Reverend Michael Jackels, Archbishop of Dubuque, Iowa

Most Reverend Mark J. Seitz, Bishop of El Paso, TX

Most Reverend Xolelo T. Kumalo, Bishop of Eshowe, South Africa

Most Reverend Donald J. Hying, Bishop of Gary, Indiana

Most Reverend Steven J. Raica, Bishop of Gaylord, Michigan

Most Reverend David Walkowiak, Bishop of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Most Reverend David L. Ricken, Bishop of Green Bay, Wisconsin

Most Reverend Pierre Nguyên Van Nhon, Archbishop of Hà Nôi, Viet nam

Most Reverend R. Daniel Conlon, Bishop of Joliet, Illinois

Most Reverend Joseph F. Naumann, Archbishop of Kansas City, Kansas

Most Reverend Paul Ssemogerere, Bishop of Kasana-Luweero, Uganda

Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of Knoxville, Tennessee

Most Reverend William P. Callahan, Bishop of La Crosse, Wisconsin

Most Reverend Timothy L. Doherty, Bishop of Lafayette, Indiana

Most Reverend James A. Tamayo, Bishop of Laredo, Texas

Most Reverend Oscar Cantú, Bishop of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, Bishop of Las Vegas, Nevada

Most Reverend David J. Malloy, Bishop of Rockford, Illinois

Most Reverend Joseph R. Cistone, Bishop of Saginaw, Michigan

Most Reverend Michael J. Sis, Bishop of San Angelo, Texas

Most Rev. Roberto O. González Nieves, O.F.M., Archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Most Reverend J. Peter Sartain, Archbishop of Seattle, Washington

Most Reverend Thomas J. Paprocki, Bishop of Springfield, Illinois

Vacant See, Bishop of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO

Most Reverend. Stephen E. Blaire, Bishop of Stockton, California

Most Reverend Jacob Angadiath, Bishop of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar, Chicago

Most Reverend Gerald F. Kicanas, Bishop of Tucson, Arizona

Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme, Bishop of Wichita, Kansas

Most Reverend Joseph J. Tyson, Bishop of Yakima, Washington


Reverend Francis Bitterman, Archdiocese of Chicago

Reverend Anthony Ligato, Diocese of Albany, New York

Reverend Tim Hepburn, Archdiocese of Atlanta, Georgia

Reverend Eri Hill, Archdiocese of Atlanta, GA

Reverend Matthew Dupre, Diocese of Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Reverend Jerry Funke, Diocese of Boise, Idaho

Reverend Antony Lajato, OFM Conv, Conventual Franciscans

Bro. Joseph Wood, Conventual Franciscans

Reverend Thom Hennen, Diocese of Davenport, Iowa

Reverend Dan Kirby, Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa

Reverend Joseph Pins, Diocese of Des Moines, Iowa

Reverend David Schatz, Archdiocese of Dubuque, Iowa

Reverend Miguel Angel Sanchez, Diocese of El Paso, TX

Reverend Derrick Bhekithemba Thungo, Diocese of Eshowe, South Africa

Reverend David Kime, Diocese of Gary, Indiana

Reverend Kevin Huber, Diocese of Gary, IN

Reverend Matthew Wigton, Diocese of Gaylord, Michigan

Reverend Ron Hutchinson, Diocese of Grand Rapids, Michigan

Reverend Dan Schuster, Diocese of Green Bay, Wisconsin

Reverend Burke Masters, Diocese of Joliet, Illinois

Reverend Scott Wallisch, Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Reverend Mitchel Zimmerman, Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Msgr. Michael Mullen, Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Reverend Joseph Reed, Diocese of Knoxville, Tennessee

Reverend Alan P. Wierzba, Diocese of La Crosse, Wisconsin

Reverend David Hasser, Diocese of Lafayette, Indiana

Reverend Iden Bello, Diocese of Laredo, Texas

Reverend Ricardo Bauza, Diocese of Las Cruces, New Mexico

Reverend Mugagga Lule, Diocese of Las Vegas, Nevada

Reverend Keith Romke, Diocese of Rockford, Illinois

Reverend William Rutkowski, Diocese of Saginaw, Michigan

Reverend Rodney White, Diocese of San Angelo, Texas

Msgr. Ivan Huertas Colon, Archdiocese of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Reverend Bryan Dolejsi, Archdiocese of Seattle, Washington

Reverend Brian Alford, Diocese of Springfield, Illinois

Reverend J. Friedel, Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, MO

Sister Wanda Billion, Diocese of Stockton, California

Reverend Vinod M. George, St. Thomas Syro-Malabar, Chicago

Msgr. Al Schifano, Diocese of Tucson, Arizona

Reverend Michael Simone, Diocese of Wichita, Kansas

Reverend Felipe Pulido, Diocese of Yakima, Washington

ATS (The Association of Theological Schools)


Together, with a dedicated team of priests, professors and staff, we work to establish a comprehensive and solid PRIESTLY FORMATION PROGRAM at Mundelein Seminary.

In the current edition of the PPF, the bishops of the United States have taken the directions and vision of the Holy See and reflected on the lived experience of seminaries in the United States and then formulated this edition of the program. The PPF, then, is normative for United States seminary programs and serves as a basis for future visitations. At the same time, each seminary, with the approval of the diocesan bishop or the bishops concerned, or of the religious superior as the case may be, is to develop, articulate, and implement its own particular program in conformity with the PPF. (PPF, page 3)