There's a new bishop leading catholics in southern wisconsin... west allis native donald hying will lead the madison diocese.
Our keely arthur was at his first mass and bring us a closer look.
Bishop donald hying is replacing the late bishop robert morlino... hying still has a lot of family living in our area.
Including a brother who is a farmer in jefferson county.
Bishop hying says it's good to come home and he's getting a warm welcome.
Nat- mass... presiding over his first service as bishop here in madison.
And just before that spoke at his first news conference here... ((( , "2:08 i'm very comfortable with cheese.
Wisconsin is home.
:09"))) hying says his parents are from iowa and grant counties.
He was raised in west allis.
Ordained a priest in milwaukee in 1989.
7:29 i knew him when he was just father hying :30 7:19 i trust him and i know he's really going to love an they're going to love him:22 prior to his new role hying served as bishop of the catholic diocese of gary indiana.
He's says he learned a lot there... and is committed to bringing the mission style work he did ...to our area.
((( , " 57:13 there's tremendous economic and racial disparity in gary and i always felt that's exactly where the church needs to be :18 "))) hying is expected to be more of a bridge builder than the late morlino he says he plans to visit with every catholic churh in the area... 1:48 i expect to put a lot of miles on my car just in the first year to get to know people :51 we caught up with one parishioner who said this is a change he welcomes.
((( , " ((( , "12:14 i think he's very collegial in that way.
I think he's very personable.
He wants to have all these different parts commited to the same goal and i think his personality might help a little bit :30"))) "))) prior to his death morlino promised to respond firmly to any allegations of sexual misconduct by members of the clergy or seminarians....inc luding naming them if appropriote.
Hying said he would follow that lead.