As we begin the celebration of the anniversary of the Diocese of Lansing, we talked with Most Rev. Carl Mengeling, who was the fourth bishop of Lansing, from Jan. 25, 1996, until April 28, 2008. He talks about those 12 years and about what he is doing in retirement.
It began the last Monday of October 1995. After Bible class, my associate told me a man with a heavy accent would phone at 9 p.m.