Whispers has a good overview of this pick here at Airborne: Davenport Rector to "Rapid"... and A "Beer City" Deputy . He was one of two Bishops "made" by the Pope today. The other being an Fr Donald Hying, 47 -- rector of Milwaukee's St Francis Seminary since 2007 -- to aid Milwaukee's Archbishop Jerome Listecki.
Both of these men have significant Seminary and and thus Vocation experience.
Whispers actually overs states the population of the very small Diocese of Rapid City. According to this press relese this morning the Diocese actually has only 25,ooo Catholics . It should be noted as United States Catholic Vocations to the Priesthood are recovering this very small Diocese has 10 men in various stage of Seminary development. While we need that number to gorw that seems a very postive sign.