A photo gallery of Bishop Martin Holley during his two years as the Catholic Bishop in Memphis, Tennessee.
The Catholic Diocese has issue this statement today, Oct. 24th, 2018:
“Following the apostolic visitation of June 2018 to the Diocese of Memphis and its Bishop, called for by the Holy Father, and after several efforts to restore peace and serenity within the same Particular Church, today his Holiness Pope Francis has relieved of his responsibilities as Ordinary the Most Reverend Martin D. Holley. Pope Francis has appointed as Apostolic Administrator His Excellency, the Most Reverend Joseph E. Kurtz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Louisville.
This appointment is effective immediately.
The announcement from the Holy See asks for prayers for the Diocese of Memphis during this time of transition and for Bishop Holley as he departs from Memphis.
In a statement, Archbishop Kurtz said:
I humbly accept the appointment of our Holy Father, Pope Francis, to serve as the Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese of Memphis, while remaining Archbishop of Louisville.
I am eager to work with the priests, curia, and faithful of the Diocese of Memphis to promote stability, peace, and healing until Pope Francis appoints a new bishop. I have admired the Church in Memphis for many years, particularly from my time as Bishop of Knoxville.
I ask for prayers for Bishop Martin Holley as he departs from this local church and for the entire Church of Memphis. Let us pray for one another during this time of transition.”
For more stories:-
The Memphis Commercial Appeal: https://www.commercialappeal.com/story/news/2018/10/23/memphis-bishop-forced-retire-head-diocese/1746370002/
~Bishop Holley goes on EWTN to share his point of view.
~Monsignor Peter Buchignani seeks apology from EWTN. Below-
CRUX does a three part series on what happened in Memphis-
FORMER CATHOLIC SCHOOLS SUPT. MARY MCDONALD ON THE IMPORTANCE OF THE JUBILEE SCHOOLS AND EDUCATING CHILDREN IN MEMPHIS- VIDEO (ARCHIVE 2011).
Bishop Martin Holley called to close down the Jubilee Schools in Memphis. This video shot in 2011 shows what the schools meant to Memphis. Former Supt. Mary McDonald explains, “We teach these children not because they are Catholic, but because we are” she says, “We teach the children who need us'“