|Birthday:||29 June 1966|
Bachelor’s in Philosophy – Catholic University of America, Washington D.C.
|Ordination:||3 June 1994|
|Episcopate:||29 January 2014|
Bishop Michael F. Olson on the Issues
Bishop Olson was the first U.S. Bishop to publicly condemn the Cardinal McCarrick sex abuse scandal in July 2018. Olson called on the church to “strongly” consider whether McCarrick should be laicized. He also demanded that those who covered up the abuses be held accountable. Bishop Olson vigorously rebuked McCarrick’s actions, calling them ‘scandalous’ and causing ‘grave damage’ to the lives and health of his young male victims. (Diocese of Fort Worth)
In May 2018, Bishop Olson granted ecclesial approval to the Troops of St. George, an all-male apostolate whose aim is to form young men and fathers in manliness and holiness. (National Catholic Register)