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Pope Francis Names Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg as Fifth Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Pueblo
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Diocese of Pueblo Press Release

• Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg: Curriculum Vitae

• Statement from Most Reverend Samuel J. Aquila

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• The press conference aired live on January 15 and is available for play back at

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Bishop Berg Ordained and Installed the Fifth Bishop of Pueblo

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Msgr. Stephen Berg was ordained and installed the fifth bishop of the Diocese of Pueblo on February 27 in front of a packed crowd in Pueblo’s historic Memorial Hall.  It was also televised on Pueblo’s local station and streamed live on the internet for countless others across the country to view. The recorded broadcast will air on EWTN on March 3.

Bishop_Berg_Ordained The Apostolic Nuncio to the United States, or Pope Francis' representative, Most Reverend Carlo Maria Vigano, read the papal bull of Berg's appointment as bishop of Pueblo. Reverend Matthew Wertin, chancellor, presented the bull to the college of consultors of the diocese.

During the rite of ordination, then Bishop-Elect Berg was examined with a series of questions about his willingness to exercise the duties of his office. Berg then laid prostrate during the Litany of Saints followed by the laying on of hands.

Most Reverend Samuel Aquila, archbishop of Denver was the principal consecrator along with Most Reverend Michael Sheridan, bishop of the Diocese of Colorado Springs and former apostolic administrator of the Diocese of Pueblo and Most Reverend Joseph Charron, emeritus bishop of the Diocese of Des Moines and uncle to Bishop Berg.

Make a gift in Bishop Berg's honor

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If you were unable to attend the ordination, but would like to make a gift in Bishop Berg's honor, please make your gift to one of the following funds selected by Bishop Berg to support Diocesan ministries:

Bishop_of Pueblo_Ordination• Hispanic Ministry Fund

• World Priest Enculturation/Formation Fund

Send your gift to:

Bishop Berg Ordination
The Chancery
101 N. Greenwood Street
Pueblo, Colorado, 81003

or click below to make your donation online: 



Pope Francis Names Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg as Fifth Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Pueblo

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Msgr Berg webJanuary 15, 2014

His Holiness, Pope Francis on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 named Rev. Msgr. Stephen J. Berg as the fifth bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Pueblo. Bishop-elect Berg was formerly the Diocesan Administrator of the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth.

He succeeds Bishop Emeritus Fernando Isern who retired in June 2013. The announcement of the appointment was made January 15 by Archbishop Carlo Maria Viganò, the Apostolic Nuncio to the United States—the Vatican’s ambassador to the U.S.

The Diocese of Pueblo encompasses 48,000 square miles and has a Catholic population of approximately 64,000. The 72-year-old Diocese has 53 parishes, 44 missions and four Catholic schools.


Mom’s proud, says Pueblo’s Bishop Stephen Berg

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Q & A with Bishop Stephen Berg
By Roxanne King
Denver Catholic Register
While touring his new diocese, Pueblo Bishop-designate Stephen J. Berg, 62, spoke by phone to the Denver Catholic Register while en route from Pueblo to Alamosa Jan. 15, the day the former administrator of the Diocese of Fort Worth, Texas, was named to his new post.


Diocese of Pueblo budget and financial report

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Financial ChartEach year the Diocesan Offices develop a budget. This budget is based on the perceived ministerial needs of the diocese. Priorities are determined and funding is allocated within the constraints of the anticipated income. The following charts provide a summary of Budgeted and Actual income and expense for the fiscal year ending June 30, 2013. The charts and graphs also provide a summary of anticipated revenue and budgeted expenses for fiscal year 2013-14.


Hispanic Ministry Draft Pastoral Plan

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Hispanics1Some Background

In 2012 the Diocese of Pueblo carried out a 4-part assessment of the needs of our Hispanic population across the Diocese. We reviewed the history of Hispanic Ministry in the Diocese. We discussed with particular communities the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats they face. We reviewed major USCCB documents to discern effective national Hispanic Ministry models and best practices.

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