The retirement of Bishop Matthew H. Clark - Catholic Courier

The retirement of Bishop Matthew H. Clark

Bishop Matthew H. Clark was installed as the eighth Bishop of Rochester on June 26, 1979. He retired as bishop on Sept. 21, 2012. Bishop Clark’s 33-year tenure as bishop is the second longest in the Diocese of Rochester. Below are links to stories in a special section the Catholic Courier produced looking back on highlights of Bishop Clark’s tenure:

Letter from Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan
Letter from Bishop Robert J. Cunningham

Letter from Bishop Howard J. Hubbard
Letter from Bishop Terry R. LaValley
Bishop Clark received many honors
A 33-year labor of love winds down
Friends, family recall early years
Bishop worked alongside priests
Bishop has upheld women’s dignity
Bonds with the young are special
Interfaith bonds flourish
Top headlines for bishop’s tenure
Commitment to the poor a priority
Publisher has supported openness
Athletics rank high on priority list
Bishop goes extra mile for his flock
Witnessed bishop living his motto
Thankful for faithfulness
Witnessing a shepherd who loves serving church, people
Appreciative for opportunity and support
Bishop exercised authority as service to God’s people
Youth notes how bishop leads by example
Brother ‘wasn’t always a bishop’
Uncle is special kind of friend
Uncle’s example helped shape life
Cherishes uncle’s listening nature
Grateful for ‘abundance of wonderful gifts’
An honor and a privilege to call him uncle
Testimonials in honor of Bishop Clark

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