Bishop Zinkula ordained; installed as head of Davenport Diocese

By Barb Arland-Fye
The Catholic Messenger

BETTENDORF — No one who attended the ordination of Bishop Thomas Zinkula was alive the last time a bishop was ordained in and for the Diocese of Davenport more than 100 years ago. What made this ceremony even more memorable was the new bishop’s humility, humor and ardently expressed desire to be faithful to the people he will now serve. Referring to the church’s nuptial imagery, Christ as the bridegroom and the church as his bride, Bishop Zinkula declared: “We’re married today. As far as I’m concerned, the love affair has begun!”

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